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Petraeus Could Be Prosecuted
By Military For Adultery

Breitbart Big Government, by Ben Shapiro

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Posted By:Vastrightwingconspirator, 11/12/2012 3:59:38 PM

Military law means that if CIA Director David Petraeus began his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell while he was serving in Afghanistan – while he was General David Petraeus – he can be prosecuted. Petraeus’ former aide, Peter Mansoor, acknowledged, “For him to allow the very first biography to be written about him, to be written by someone who had never written a book before, seemed very odd to me.” Under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, it is still possible to prosecute members of the military who involve themselves in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/12/2012 4:06:55 PM     (No. 9009483)

You know, Ben, a nice provocative headline to get some attention. However, we all know it won´t happen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/12/2012 4:08:14 PM     (No. 9009486)

Don´t axe and do tell! Military morals are about par with our country´s morals. There is no semblance of accountability or responsibility. This will blow over.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/12/2012 4:10:56 PM     (No. 9009490)

Hello? Reality to Shapiro! Petraeus is RETIRED from the Army. He is no longer subject to the UCMJ. Wise up!

Now, if he revealed classified information as CIA Director, that would be another situation entirely. He could be prosecuted for treason. That could lead to a new first for the 0boohoo administration. The 1st American Four Star General to face the firing squad?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Feebie, 11/12/2012 4:15:34 PM     (No. 9009499)

SQUIRREL!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: William1, 11/12/2012 4:17:56 PM     (No. 9009501)

I believe, Poster #3, that the General could be reinstated to the active rolls, notwithstanding his retirement, and could face a reduction in rank or some other type of punishment, which well might happen. I recall such an event several years ago with another general officer. Betcha it will happen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gagolfer, 11/12/2012 4:21:48 PM     (No. 9009509)

Won´t happen. The sympathy being extended to him is getting disgusting, like he was totally innocent. Poor baby. That this hero, after an exemplary life of devotion to country, was lured by this woman is just so sad. Boo hoo.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 11/12/2012 4:26:20 PM     (No. 9009518)

Yo, number 3- you "wise up". Petraeus, as a Regular Army four star is NEVER ´retired´. He is a general officer subject to recall at any time for any reason and he will be subject to the UCMJ forever.

That said no one cares about Petraeus or the women. This is about what he saw, what he knows and what this is masking with respect to Benghazi. It´s misdirection. Watch the other hand!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sherlock, 11/12/2012 4:34:51 PM     (No. 9009535)

Well guess the criminals in the WH, SOS, and FBI and others have pulled the wool over your eyes again! I could care less about what whore Petaetus banged and where he banged them. I do care that this filthy corrupt administration is NOW destroying the MILITARY!!! THAT is the purpose of all this..plus the fact that this POS squatting in the WH is hiding information about his involvement and can you say MORE gun running. Please folks get over mans weakness, its always going to be there, WE are dealing with PURE EVIL now.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thomthomp, 11/12/2012 4:45:34 PM     (No. 9009552)

Just to clarify. It doesn´t matter that Petraeus is retired. It doesn´t matter that he was a General Officer.

Article 2 of the UCMJ. Persons subject to this chapter

(a) The following persons are subject to this chapter:


(4) Retired members of a regular component of the armed forces who are entitled to pay.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/12/2012 4:50:14 PM     (No. 9009565)

Pssst...General...tell ´em you´re gay.

They will drop the case like a hot rock and throw an on-base parade for you.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: God of Irony, 11/12/2012 4:57:18 PM     (No. 9009576)

If cour-martialed all he has do is have attorney say "Bill Clinton" then sit down.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gunnut13, 11/12/2012 5:00:04 PM     (No. 9009577)

#9 has it right. AND: one of the elements that must be proven to "convict" of adultery in the military is that the "conduct was prejudicial to the good nature and discipline of the armed forces". Which is why it´s so rarely charged. It usually involves Superior/subordinate relationship; two active duty persons on the same installations and their spouses find out and raise heck; or similar circumstances. In courts martials its usually charged as a way to negotiate a deal--i.e. We´ll drop the adultery charges in exchange for ...


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Reply 13 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/12/2012 5:02:48 PM     (No. 9009582)

The General need not worry. He will say he thought he was a lesbian while doing it with Broadwell, et al.

Do you think the modern Army would punish its first and only Four Star Lesbian?

No way. No chance such sexism would occur.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Javelin, 11/12/2012 5:09:41 PM     (No. 9009592)

I recall Bill Clinton´s lawyers asserting that he could not be charged in a civilian court because, as the Commander in Chief, he was subject to the UCMJ. Would not that have made for a dandy court-martial?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Evocatus, 11/12/2012 5:10:47 PM     (No. 9009595)

This is just additional pressure to get General Petraeus to shut up.

It won´t work.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: pomom, 11/12/2012 5:23:58 PM     (No. 9009624)

They could convene an Article 32 panel. However, as a retired military officer, his retirement pay is considered by law an annuity, which cannot be taken away.

However, his wife could rip into it if she divorces him - which I doubt she´ll do.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/12/2012 5:40:06 PM     (No. 9009652)

If they go after Paula Broadwell for anything they uncover when investigating this affair, they will also have to go after the General Petraeus. Broadwell is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve and it would be a big time double standard to go after her and allow him to slither away.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: speaker_man, 11/12/2012 6:17:49 PM     (No. 9009717)

When Bill Clinton was President I remember it was "just about sex". Now it is a really big deal to the dems? I would think they would still say, "it is just about sex." What hypocrites


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/12/2012 7:12:03 PM     (No. 9009815)

I heard some witch on CNN this morning gleeful that Petraeus would probably not be called to testify and that the CIA Deputy Director would, and that he was just as qualified as Petraeus. She then said that that might not be enough "politically" to satisfy the Republicans in Congress. So you can see by CNNs spin that this was a Chicago gangland "hit" on Petraeus and they´re happy he´s gone, and to make sure, they´ll hold prosecution and loss of pension over his head.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: navyjag907, 11/12/2012 8:06:01 PM     (No. 9009900)

Boy, lots of great information here about military law that I´ve never read before.//Petraeus is a retired four star general and is not currently subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The only generals and admirals who never retire have five stars and are now dead; General Pershing is in that group but only wore four stars. Ditto General Grant. General Scott was a brevet lieutenant general and only wore three stars. General Washington resigned his commission.//Since the adultery offense occurred while General Petraeus was on active duty, he could be recalled to active duty and court-martialed. I think that´s highly unlikely.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mercedesops, 11/12/2012 8:38:33 PM     (No. 9009954)

As could Broadwell who is a major in the USAR. But it is not likely as it would entail calling him back to active service to face a court comprised of 4 star general. After Desert Storm the USMC faced the case of a 4 star who was having sex with an enlisted Marine. For the good of the service they simply let him retire-- to a lucrative post retirement career. This affair will cost Dave Petraeus millions in lost speaking fees and corporate board payments though.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 11/12/2012 8:39:37 PM     (No. 9009956)

Can we retroactively prosecute a former CIC? Just asking.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mercedesops, 11/12/2012 8:41:50 PM     (No. 9009958)

Officers are subject to recall by the president for 10 years after they retire. After 10 years they are placed on the permanent retired list and are not subject to involuntary recall from the retired list. I know because it happened to me.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: uscgretired99, 11/12/2012 10:43:48 PM     (No. 9010197)

you can´t be recalled to active duty for the sole purpose of ucmj. anywho just fail the physical and they can´t make ya active. Holder will get him though.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/12/2012 10:52:43 PM     (No. 9010213)

Moral laws no longer apply. God and country was replaced by vaginas and contraceptives for all policed by planned parenthood. His slutty ladies have those rights in abundance that should be honored.

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