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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:55 PM

Whoa! Gen. Petraeus resigns citing extra-marital affair!

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

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Reply Whoa! Gen. Petraeus resigns citing extra-marital affair! (Original post)
jenmito Nov 2012 OP
livetohike Nov 2012 #1
jenmito Nov 2012 #2
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #18
smorkingapple Nov 2012 #3
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #4
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #5
jenmito Nov 2012 #6
mzteaze Nov 2012 #7
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #8
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #9
underpants Nov 2012 #19
amborin Nov 2012 #10
jjray7 Nov 2012 #16
RosedaleGuy Nov 2012 #11
jenmito Nov 2012 #12
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #13
Azathoth Nov 2012 #14
gkhouston Nov 2012 #15
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #17

Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:56 PM

1. Well there goes his political career n/t

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Response to livetohike (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:57 PM

2. THAT'S fur sure. n/t

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Response to livetohike (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:03 PM

18. Only if he's a Democrat

If he's a Republican, it's like a gold star.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:59 PM

3. Props to him for doing this after the election.

Might not have had much of an impact but definitely would have sucked the news vultures in for a day at least.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:00 PM

4. Tamron Hall questioning whether he really needed to resign. Really?

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:08 PM

5. 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 #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:11 PM

6. I just found and posted that same link to my OP. Thanks. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:14 PM

7. Wow didn't see that coming

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:15 PM

8. CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

Friday, Nov 9, 2012 | Updated 12:10 PM PST

... "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 jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:17 PM

9. Was it with a spy?

 

Oldest trick in the book.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:19 PM

19. Nope - his biographer (marrried mother of two)

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:18 PM

10. wow, he's finished! and also apparently culpable re: Benghazi? eom

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Response to amborin (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:35 PM

16. Yeah, I wonder if the affair was just the fig leaf

to fire Petraeus due to the poop at the CIA's doorstep over the Benghazi attack. It looks like the CIA had taken the lead in providing security for that installation and failed to get predator drones on site in a timely manner when our people called for help. Apparently the CIA was flying unarmed drones over the embassy watching our people get killed. Here is a video report on the resignation.
http://videxplorer.com/v/aa1352496325182540

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:22 PM

11. Maybe he didn't want to serve under Obama?

I'm just wondering. No one demanded his resignation. The reality is, at his age, if you can still get it up and you have the money and power to attract younger women...

Bill cheated too and we accepted and understood that this was a personal weakness...no one is perfect. I just don't see any reason he should resign. Yes, this can compromise security in the CIA but it depends on the circumstances. Were you cheating with someone you didn't know very well?

I don't know. This doesn't make much sense to me.

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Response to RosedaleGuy (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:33 PM

12. " Yes, this can compromise security in the CIA..."

It sure can, and it doesn't matter who it was with.

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:34 PM

13. David Petraeus resigns as CIA director

David Petraeus resigns as CIA director
By Greg Miller, Friday, November 9, 3:18 PM

... In a statement, Obama said that Petraeus has “provided extraordinary service to the United States for decades,” saying that “through his lifetime of service David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger.”

Although the statement did not directly address Petraeus’s reason for resigning, the president said his “thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Holly Petraeus, who has done so much to help military families through her own work. I wish them the very best at this difficult time.”

Over the past week, Petraeus had traveled to Libya and Jordan, and directed the agency’s response to the controversy surrounding the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. Officials said Petraeus insisted the controversy had nothing to do with his decision to resign.

He came into the CIA job after a distinguished U.S. Army career that carried him from West Point to leadership positions in which he was tapped to lead the war efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/david-petraeus-resigns-as-cia-director/2012/11/09/636d204e-2aa8-11e2-bab2-eda299503684_story.html

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:39 PM

14. Looks like the Benghazi hearings are going to be interesting n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:51 PM

15. I guess he needs to spend more time with his families. n/t

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Response to jenmito (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:02 PM

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

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