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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:28 PM

GOP Dreams of David Petraeus for President Crash and Burn After Affair Revelations

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Source: Politicususa

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Petraeus’s name has long been a favorite to toss around in Republican circles. Most recently, there was speculation surrounding whether or not Mitt Romney would select him as his running mate. Some Republicans viewed him as a future presidential candidate, despite the fact that the General has referred to himself as a moderate Rockefeller Republican.

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Read more: http://www.politicususa.com/gop-dreams-david-petraeus-president-crash-burn-affair-revelations.html



Other articles:

GEN. PETRAEUS SPOKESMAN SHOOTS DOWN ROMNEY VP RUMORS
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/gen-petraeus-spokesman-shoots-down-romney-vp-rumors/


Romney Considering David Petraeus for Vice President?
http://republicanredefined.com/2012/08/07/romney-considering-david-petraeus-for-vice-president/

Tons of articles from a Google search: "GOP wants General Petraeus to run for Vice President"

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Reply GOP Dreams of David Petraeus for President Crash and Burn After Affair Revelations (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
graham4anything Nov 2012 #1
valerief Nov 2012 #2
Liberal Veteran Nov 2012 #4
valerief Nov 2012 #7
Liberalagogo Nov 2012 #8
Graybeard Nov 2012 #3
Crowman1979 Nov 2012 #6
jenw2 Nov 2012 #5
julian09 Nov 2012 #10
DallasNE Nov 2012 #9
Celebration Nov 2012 #11
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #19
Cirque du So-What Nov 2012 #21
Andy Stanton Nov 2012 #12
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #13
Kolesar Nov 2012 #20
Lasher Nov 2012 #14
Astazia Nov 2012 #15
n2doc Nov 2012 #16
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #17
olddad56 Nov 2012 #18
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #22
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #23

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:29 PM

1. looks like he shot himself in the ah....

 

sometimes we win when the aholes like Betrayus get outed and lose their future

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:30 PM

2. NO. MORE. REPUBLICANS. IN. MY. LIFETIME.

I've had enough of them.

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:37 PM

4. That really needs this pic to convey the feeling.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:48 PM

7. Perfecto!!!! Republicans make me Joan Crawford angry. nt

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:51 PM

8. I thought that was a picture

of Ann after they got home after the election.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:36 PM

3. How the mighty keep falling.

They trip on their open zippers. Just can't keep it holstered.

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Response to Graybeard (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

6. They never were mighty to begin with.

It's all smoke & mirrors with plenty of paperwork and ass kissing included.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

5. They are the party of sex scandals

 

Every single time it's a GOPper.

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:57 PM

10. Didn't bother them with Gingrich, McCain, Guliani

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:56 PM

9. This Is A Personal Tragedy And No Time To Celebrate n/t

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:59 PM

11. an affair is a personal tragedy?

In any case I am betting there is more to the story.

For whatever reason, I am glad he is gone! He's the one who promoted McChrystal, who lied to the nation and the Tillman family.

Good riddance, and I could care less about his affair, other than it was a national security risk.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:43 PM

19. Please see

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014298287#post17

This is why I cannot help myself, from feeling happy and relieved
that this detestable man is no longer a threat to our country,
pretending to be "serving the country", while really only serving
his 1% Masters and his own career enhancement, destroying
decent people such as Col Westhusing in the process.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/36661/general-petraeuss-link-troubling-suicide-iraq-ted-westhusing-story#

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:47 PM

21. This 'tragedy' may well have involved a subordinate while he was still in the military

Would that, then, still be characterized as a 'personal tragedy' in your book? Sounds more like sexual harassment to me - and, given the nature of this abrupt resignation, that's what I believe lends the significance. You don't want to 'celebrate?' Fine. I don't appreciate internet scolds, so howzabout dem apples?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:01 PM

12. It's arrogance

I wish I could say that Democrats were immune, but . . . .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:01 PM

13. He had boots on the ground and under someone else's bed.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:43 PM

20. Good one

Better than late night hosts give us

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:09 PM

14. Good riddance to bad rubbish - for now.

It was foolish for Obama to have elevated Bush's boy to director of the CIA. You can rest assured, we have not seen the last of this asshole. At a time we thought we'd heard the last of the traitor John Poindexter, for example, but we were wrong.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:13 PM

15. The President met with Gen. Petraeus yesterday; leaves one thinking that perhaps he was given time..

to make his decision.

The President's statement was glowing in regards to his service to the country. Our President is a class act.(IMO)

David Petraeus has provided extraordinary service to the United States for decades...As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, he has continued to serve with characteristic intellectual rigor, dedication, and patriotism. By any measure, through his lifetime of service David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger. Today I accepted resignation as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. I an completely confident that the CIA will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:37 PM

16. He's got 3 years to rework his image

a little counseling, some tearful joint appearances on TV shows, and a bit of time and all will be ok in the repubosphere again with him. After all, if Newt and Steele can run, and Vitter can be re-elected (to say nothing of that sexual abusing doc out of TN) then anything goes for the Family Values (TM) party...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:38 PM

17. I've always detested this BushCo bag-man, and am relieved he's no longer in power

I still hold him responsible for this "suicide", if that's what it really was. And even if it
was a real suicide, Petraeus was directly responsible for it -- in my book -- by refusing
to allow Westhusing to do his job, i.e. shed light on the corruption by private "contractors"
skimming butt-loads of defense dollars, creating the deficit we are now attempting to
come to terms with, nearly a decade later.

General Petraeus's Link to a Troubling Suicide in Iraq: The Ted Westhusing Story
Greg Mitchell on June 27, 2011 - 9:40 AM ET
The scourge of suicides among American troops and reservists in Iraq and Afghanistan remains a serious and seriously underreported problem. Last month they hit a new high in the US Army, despite intensive new efforts to prevent them. One of the few high-profile cases emerged six years ago this month, and it involves a much-admired Army colonel and ethicist named Ted Westhusing—who, in his suicide note, pointed a finger at a then little-known US general named David Petraeus.

Westhusing’s widow, asked by a friend what killed this West Point scholar, replied simply: “Iraq.”

Before putting a bullet through his head, Westhusing had been deeply disturbed by abuses carried out by American contractors in Iraq, including allegations that they had witnessed or even participated in the murder of Iraqis. His suicide note included claims that his two commanders, Lt. Gen. Petraeus and Maj. Gen. Josephy Fil, tolerated a mission based on “corruption, human rights abuses and liars. I am sullied—no more. I didn’t volunteer to support corrupt, money grubbing contractors, nor work for commanders only interested in themselves.” One of those commanders: the future leader of American forces in Iraq, and then Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus.

Westhusing, 44, had been found dead in a trailer at a military base near the Baghdad airport in June 2005, a single gunshot wound to the head. At the time, he was the highest-ranking officer to die in Iraq. The Army concluded that he committed suicide with his service pistol and found his charges against the commanders unfounded. Petraeus and Fil would later attend Westhusing’s memorial service back in the United States.


http://www.thenation.com/blog/36661/general-petraeuss-link-troubling-suicide-iraq-ted-westhusing-story#

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:40 PM

18. He is a repubilcan, why would an affair stop him. The affair was with a woman? Oh, nevermind.

had it been with a goat or a chicken, he would have been safe to run.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:55 PM

22. If his affair involved wearing a diaper maybe he could run for the Senate

The GOP gives diaper wearers standing ovations.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:57 PM

23. Locking, sorry, this is commentary on the original news story.

Please add this as an update to the original thread or consider reposting in Politics 2012, GD or Good Reads. Thanks!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014298057

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