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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:56 PM

BREAKING NEWS: CIA Director Petraeus submits resignation letter, citing extramarital affair

Source: MSNBC

BREAKING NEWS: Director of CIA, David Petraeus, submits letter of resignation

BREAKING NEWS: CIA Director Petraeus submits resignation letter, citing extramarital affair


Updated Link:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/09/15054517-cia-director-david-petraeus-resigns-cites-extramarital-affair

Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, MSNBC reports.

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell broke the news Friday afternoon, reading Petraeus' resignation letter on air.

Petraeus wrote in the letter to the CIA staff on Friday that he had gone to the White House on Thursday and asked the president "for personal reasons" to resign.

"After being married for more than 37 years I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair," Petraeus wrote in his letter. "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours."

Petraeus said that the president accepted his resignation on Thursday.

This is a breaking news entry. More to come...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/david-petraeus-resigns-cia-director-affair_n_2103094.html

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/default.aspx?id=11881780&q=patreaus&search=p&1=st&1




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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:57 PM

1. Tweet from watchdog progressive

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BREAKING: Gen. David Petraeus resigns CIA due to personal reasons..... engaged in an extra-marital affair via #MSNBC #p2

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

3. holy cow!

You have to wonder if he was holding that letter till after the election

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Response to demwing (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:12 PM

22. That's a good question

I hadn't considered that Petraeus may have been waiting so as not to affect the election. If so, I respect his patriotic decision not to steal the limelight from the CIC.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:25 PM

45. Ditto...had not considered that. nt

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:45 PM

65. Not Patriotic

I am not trying to be mean to you, but his decision to wait until after the election, if that is what he did, was not patriotic. It was a good thing, but not patriotic.

There was no reason for General Petraeus' affair to be a part of the election. President Obama did not have anything to do with the affair. It was not and is not in the President's job description to prevent people from cheating on their spouses.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #65)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:53 PM

75. But some would have claimed it was Obama forcing him out

and they would have tried it to Benghazi (eg Fox News). Petraeus is generally seen as Republican-leaning. No, it'd wouldn't make any sense, but then they gave up doing that some time ago. It would have been a mess, and I think it's good that it didn't happen right before the election; if he did delay until after, that reflects well on him (he's not a crazy Republican).

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #75)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:21 PM

90. I am wondering if he had any role in furthering the

rumors re the Benghazi mess.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #65)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:21 PM

106. Whether you consider it patriotic or not...

...and whether or not you like him, he's a lifer in the military, and as such I'm sure he respects the chain of command.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #65)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:53 PM

125. I don't believe anyone knows about his decision regarding "when" to turn

 

in his resignation, so let's stop all the guessing and innuendos. Serves no purpose because we'll never know.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

4. Wow! CIA director having an affair? Pillow talk could be dangerous

to our national security.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:16 PM

27. yes. Being blackmailed, even moresoe

which is the real concern.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:19 PM

31. Blackmail? All you have to say is "OK, go public", which he did.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:25 PM

138. Especially those from the Soviet Union!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

2. Turn out the lights the Petraeus is over.

Part of me wouldn't mind seeing the CIA closed. Although they did help get OBL, they didn't stop 9/11. They're pretty expensive for doing such a poor job.

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Response to Democrats_win (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:45 PM

66. Bush did not bother to read the Presidential Daily Breifing that the CIA presented to him

 

regarding possible Al Qaeda attacks on US soil. I think his stated reason for resigning is probably cover and he was asked to leave by the President for his handling of the Benghazi attacks.

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #66)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:09 PM

86. Nonsense. nt

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Response to Democrats_win (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:19 PM

127. They completely missed the impending breakup of the USSR. What a bunch of fuckwads - n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

5. Petraeus needs to answer some questions about Benghazi!

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Response to Suich (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:20 PM

128. He deserves the same treatment as Bradley Manning received and is receiving. Full

 

Court Martial. Solitary confinement and forced to stand naked.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:00 PM

6. Extra-Marital Affair???

Enough of a reason to resign? Vulnerable to blackmail?

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:11 PM

20. No. Once you admit to whatever you've done ...

... blackmailers got nothing.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:23 PM

43. He admitted post hoc due to the affair., not despite it.

He admitted post hoc due to the affair., not despite it.

Had he kept silent, the potential for blackmail would indeed have been present.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:39 PM

57. What about the potential

BEFORE he publicly confessed and resigned?

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #57)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:44 PM

61. Do you think President Clinton should have resigned?

I don't. What makes Petraeus' infidelity more troubling. Do you think the President has a lower security clearance than the CIA director?

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Response to onenote (Reply #61)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:58 PM

80. One difference is that CIA agents who have affairs

are often forced to resign.

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Response to dsc (Reply #80)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:05 PM

84. Why should they be?

If its because of the risk of them disclosing secrets or being blackmailed, what differentiates them from any other official with a top secret security clearance, including the President?

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Response to onenote (Reply #84)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:53 PM

99. Because they can't hold a security clearance.

By having an affair, they've demonstrated they will lie to someone who is supposed to be extremely important to them.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #99)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:59 PM

100. Isn't that true of anyone that has a security clearance, including the president

I'm playing devil's advocate a bit here, but seeing as I didn't think President Clinton's infidelity while in office justified calls for his resignation, I'm wondering why it seems so self-evident that Petraeus, or others who have security clearances, are held to a different standard.

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Response to onenote (Reply #100)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:53 PM

118. The President doesn't have a security clearance

He is the security clearance.

Congress delegated the entire security clearance process to the Executive branch. The process flows from executive orders, many of which delegate the process further.

What that means is the President has access to all classified information no matter what. Even if he has been convicted of espionage. There's no one who has the authority to cut off his access as long as he's in office.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #118)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:02 PM

120. doesn't that just make my point?

If the reason for demanding the resignation of someone with access to secret information who has an affair is that they might compromise security by letting slip some information or might be susceptible to blackmail, why wouldn't the same standard apply to the president, who has the greatest access to secret information of anyone?

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Response to onenote (Reply #120)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:22 PM

121. Patraus's resignation isn't to take away his clearance

The resignation is because he can't do the job because his clearance is gone.

There's no mechanism to take away a President's clearance.

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Response to onenote (Reply #61)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:27 PM

108. He did not have sex with that woman, said so himself.

should Bush have resigned for banging Condi?

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:34 PM

52. It's against military regs, believe it or not. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #52)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:41 PM

59. He's not in the Army any more

Retired in 2011.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #52)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:51 PM

72. Just yesterday General Sinclare got caught up in a similar scandal.

 

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Response to Javaman (Reply #52)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:09 PM

103. He's retired. The UCMJ doesn't apply. n/t

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #103)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:14 AM

148. Duh, you're right. My bad. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #148)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:37 AM

149. It doesn't apply that often to active duty types.

An army corps, a major air command or fleet could be formed up with all the military who violate that article. Looking at you, John McCain.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:55 PM

130. Affairs are a court martial offense...

under the UCMJ

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:01 PM

7. he was blackmailable ----- holy crap

So, so against national security.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:01 PM

8. NBC: David Petraeus resigns from CIA

3:00PM EST November 9. 2012 - NBC reported Friday that CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from the CIA, citing an extramarital affair.

NBC's Andrea Mitchell said the resignation was submitted in a letter dated Friday and was accepted by the White House.

In a letter, Petraeus noted that he had been married for 37 years and had exercised "extremely poor judgment' in conducting an extramarital affair ...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/09/david-petraeus-cia-resign-nbc/1695271/

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:41 PM

58. Why do people parrot ...

what the OP has already made clear?

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #58)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:55 PM

79. no doubt the admins have combined multiple related threads into one. nt

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #58)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:15 PM

89. IIRC OP when I first posted had no link

Red edit message is currently suppressed due to high traffic

I looked for, and posted, material I thought provided more info

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #58)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:22 AM

153. To look smart, informed and snappy;

an opportunity to post a link and drive up your post count.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:10 PM

18. The MSNBC video clip - Mitchell reads the letter. Apparently the President has accepted resignation.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:03 PM

10. This is surprising because to be a general

you have to be very disciplined. This shows even someone like him is human deep down.

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Response to skydive forever (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:36 PM

54. Not Really

It seems that you really do not have to be very disciplined to be a general. A number of generals, admirals, and high ranking officers get into trouble concerning sex and other things. Generals and high ranking officers can be a wild bunch. It seems you just do not hear about it all the time.

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Response to skydive forever (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:04 PM

81. It happened to Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The scuttlebutt claims he even wanted to leave Mamie for Kay Summersby but got such a dressing down from the brass back home, that he backed down. I was reading once that men in high offices and positions of power have more testosterone than men in everyday life. That usually translates to higher sex drives according to the article. Individual morals and conscience take over from there.

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Response to skydive forever (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:08 PM

102. Not really

Eisenhower and Kay Summersby immediately come to mind.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:04 PM

11. He must be fucking a high profile person in Washington

Or he wouldn't be resigning

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:05 PM

12. Awesome! Now can we appoint someone who understands that blowback from these idiotic CIA exploits

(such as hiring bin Laden) is more costly than doing nothing?

I suggest Kucinich.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:32 PM

129. Would it be utter heresy to suggest Ralph Nader or Noam Chomsky? - n/t

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #129)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:59 PM

131. How bout Valerie Plame?

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #131)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:00 PM

132. I'd settle for her or her husband. One thing's for sure. Neither would have

 

missed the impending break-up of the USSR.

Jay-sus, you can't make this shit up.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #131)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:24 PM

162. I said this to my husband the other night

I was only half joking. I'd love to see Republican heads explode by having her or Joe Wilson named as head of the CIA. Talk about karma!

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Response to SharonRB (Reply #162)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:33 PM

163. You know, they should just float the names to drive the R's crazy!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:06 PM

13. Cheated on his wife!

WOW!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:07 PM

14. Jeez, more sex nonsense wallpapering the news. What a moronic country. Avoid real problems

to deal with consensual sex nonsense.

Unless, of course, the sex nonsense is a cover for something real.

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Response to valerief (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:20 PM

35. Bingo. There is no blackmail if he just says "yes, I did that".

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Response to valerief (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:22 PM

40. If it's the CIA Director it's inexcusable because he's open to blackmail.

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:31 PM

48. All of our elected officials are open to blackmail. nt

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:49 PM

70. Why is it less excusable than the president himself being unfaithful

I didn't think President Clinton's infidelity disqualified him from serving as president and he obviously has as high a security clearance as anyone in government.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:07 PM

15. so much for that run at the presidency.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:08 PM

16. My, my, how the darlings of the moralizing right turn out . . . nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:09 PM

17. He must have known it was coming out soon

That's the reason he has to go. If the CIA director puts himself in a position where he can be blackmailed, it puts US security at risk.

Surprising conduct from a man who is known for his professionalism.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:10 PM

19. This is about Benghazi

The CIA screwed up the intel and made the White House look bad.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:13 PM

23. He may have been flushed out by the investigation

or was scared he would have been found out. There's no way he could have hidden anything like this.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:14 PM

25. Or maybe... and I know this suggestion is just plain nuts...

but maybe it is just what it appears to be.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:21 PM

39. That's the nuttiest suggestion so far!

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Response to mac56 (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:23 PM

42. :)

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Response to mac56 (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:24 PM

44. MSNBC reported that Obama was about to dump Petraeus

over Benghazi. That was before the affair story become public. Evidently he has never been a good fit with the CIA since he comes from a military background.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:44 PM

62. Worst Conspiracy Theory Ever!

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Response to mac56 (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:39 PM

111. if so, it's a wacky reason to leave service

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:15 PM

26. According to Petreus, there was screwing going on...

But to be unfaithful with an entire city? I can't see it.

I don't see any evidence this is about Benghazi, and if he was being fired, convincing him to trash his own life is the wrong way to do it.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:32 PM

49. That makes the most sense to me. nt

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:52 PM

73. Utter nonsense. Right is spinnging that shite. Petraeus fell of own moral failing. He wasn't pushed.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #73)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:08 PM

115. This is what I heard

Before the affair story broke. On MSNBC they said that Obama wanted to get rid of Petraeus. They thought it was a result of Benghazi. Now they could have been wrong. Then a couple of hours later this story breaks. I did NOT base my post on a right wing source.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:55 PM

113. I heard that on tape delay of Hannity's show (sit hosts)

of course when all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:12 PM

21. I'm wondering if the "affair" is a smokescreen for a much worse reason...

Something the general public couldn't easily digest and dismiss...Something that isn't as media-friendly as a sex sandal between consenting adults...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:14 PM

24. Any hypotheses? nt

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Response to bayareamike (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:16 PM

28. Some people are already saying Benghazi

And it could be, but he was CIA so it could be damn near anything...

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Response to bayareamike (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:21 PM

38. He had an affair. It was going to be outed and used against the current Government? He decided

to step down to avoid more tension in this Country?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:19 PM

32. Maybe like a non-heterosexual affair? That was my first thought.

My next thought is that Rove and his cohorts tried to get him to play along with that Benghazi thing and he wouldn't, so they were going to expose him. This sounds more believable to me.

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Response to ciking724 (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:23 PM

41. sounds plausible

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Response to ciking724 (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:04 PM

82. Holy crap - I bet you're absolutely right about Rove blackmailing him

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:17 PM

29. CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

... "Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position," Petraeus said in his resignation letter. "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours."

"This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation," Petraeus said in the letter ...

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/NATL-CIA-Director-Petraeus-Resigns-Cites-Extra-Marital-Affair-178159541.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:25 PM

122. The story goes that the FBI was investigating something broader when they ran into this affair.

Anyone have any theories of what that investigation may have been about?

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Response to are_you_serious_1234 (Reply #122)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:39 PM

124. they were investigating her as a source of leaks, according to rumor

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #124)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:46 PM

135. Ok. Hadn't heard that rumor. Thanks for the update.

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