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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:53 AM

That Was Fast! A Roundup of Petraeus Resignation Conspiracy Theories

Once upon a time, before the Internet brought us all together, it would take days, weeks, or even months after an event for conspiracy theories to emerge. Not so in today’s social media–driven news cycle. This afternoon, CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair, and within seconds Twitter was abuzz with suspicion from conservatives about the real reason he quit. The two leading theories: that Petraeus delayed his resignation to avoid hurting President Obama on Election Day, and to hide the “truth” about Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death in Benghazi.

http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/109991/was-fast-roundup-petraeus-resignation-conspiracy-theories


The right wing echo chamber will never admit we kicked their f--ing asses. That's a good thing...Because the first step to fixing a problem is to admit you have one...Here's to many happy presidential returns.

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Reply That Was Fast! A Roundup of Petraeus Resignation Conspiracy Theories (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 OP
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #1
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #2
mzteaze Nov 2012 #3
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #4
Evergreen Emerald Nov 2012 #5
highplainsdem Nov 2012 #6

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:08 AM

1. It's a wonder they aren't accusing of him sleeping with Soviet agents

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:13 AM

2. Like I Said Last Night. Don't Stop Your Opponent When He Is Shooting Himself In The Foot/nt

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:29 AM

3. Lovely Theories but....

It's interesting that few seem to understand WHY an affair by the CIA director is problematic regardless of when it comes out.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:31 AM

4. Why would a Republic delay his resignation if it would hurt the President

that theory makes no sense. (I'm not suggesting any of their theories make sense but this one is beyond the pale).

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:14 AM

5. I frankly don't understand how it would hurt the president's election?

And, if there were an investigation, Obama could not disclose it until the investigation ended anyway.

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