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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:46 PM

General Petreaus

How many of you think this guy was banging every chick he could get his hands on for his entire career? I think more will come forward soon.

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Mr.Bill Nov 2012 OP
Proud liberal 80 Nov 2012 #1
frazzled Nov 2012 #3
Proud liberal 80 Nov 2012 #4
frazzled Nov 2012 #5
Whiskeytide Nov 2012 #8
crunch60 Nov 2012 #15
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #10
LibGranny Nov 2012 #11
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #13
union_maid Nov 2012 #17
dogindia Nov 2012 #2
demhottie Nov 2012 #6
2naSalit Nov 2012 #7
doccraig67 Nov 2012 #9
crunch60 Nov 2012 #12
RichGirl Nov 2012 #14
Mr.Bill Nov 2012 #16

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:56 PM

1. Probably So

And I am going to be wrong by saying this, but I remember the first time I saw his wife with him. I was like who is that old lady with the General, I could not believe someone like him was with her. She did not look like the prototypical General's wife. As wrong as this sounds I can understand how someone with his power would stray. His mistress is way hotter than his wife. There I said it.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:59 PM

3. Um, excuse me

But the general is no great looker himself. He has the demeanor of a hayseed.

How dare you suggest his wandering is "understandable" given his wife's looks.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:03 PM

4. Sorry

Knew I would get in trouble for that. Should have kept it to myself.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:09 PM

5. Heh, yeah, keep the lust in your heart

like Jimmy Carter. Who was no great looker either.

Men betraying their wives (members of either sex betraying their life partners) is almost never "understandable." It's common, but it doesn't have a rationale.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:39 PM

8. Well, yes and no....

.. I agree that betrayal in and of itself is never something to take lightly. However, I have always look at such matters as something I couldn't and shouldn't judge. I have no idea what the General's life with his wife was like. I have no basis upon which to make a call about whether he is a cad, or an asshole, or involved in a dysfunctional - or maybe even abusive - relationship.

I have known people who strayed because their spouse was genuinely unbearable, had withdrawn from them, or had decided they no longer wanted sex. I have a good friend who started having affairs after her husband had repeatedly strayed himself over a 17 year marriage. I always felt I had no business judging any of them unless I had walked in their shoes, and I truly believe all of them are decent, moral people who simply found themselves to be weak in difficult circumstances.

Now, stating that he was justified in having an affair because his wife is unattractive is shallow. And the question of whether his affair compromised his country is another issue altogether. But I'm not ready to pigeon-hole someone into the stereotype of the philandering husband until I know more facts.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:44 PM

15. Your right, powerful general, beautiful woman, happens often I think, but some

 

get caught, some don't. I am not condoning this behavior in anyway
I am glad he's gone, should have happened a long time ago.
Petraeus was itching for another war, dyed in the wool Rethug that he is, if Mitt Romney had been elected POTUS, Petraeus would have gotten his wish.
They all used each other in different ways, for different reasons.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:42 PM

10. Be-tray-us has always reminded me of Alfred E. Newman of MAD magazine fame - n/t

 

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:57 PM

11. He's short and walks with a stoop and besides that, he's arrogant!

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:32 PM

13. If Petraeus were your neighborhood business man

or tradesman, he wouldn't get a second look from any woman. Frankly, he's a very unattractive man.
His wife is a pretty woman that looks as if she has spent her life raising children, caring for a home,
doing all the work a single Mother does because her husband was on the world stage. Holly Petraeus
is also an accomplished career woman and has worked tirelessly for veteran families.

Mrs. Petraeus with a new hairstyle is much prettier woman than he is a handsome man. He always
looked wimpy to me for such a powerful man. Guess it was his wimpy character shining thru.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:47 PM

17. Yes, you are wrong by saying this

So very, very wrong.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:57 PM

2. you could just be right. Sounds likely to me.

extramarital sexuality the next frontier. Hard to reconcile what with cultural and biological programing. Not an easy fix.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. Don't care about his sex life, but VERY interested in what looks like treason



if the conspiracy theories are even partially right, I want to see him stripped of his stars

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Response to demhottie (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:21 PM

7. I agee.

And furthermore, lest we forget how many women in the military are "commanded" to have sex with superiors... Looks have nothing to do with it on the woman's part at that point. Egoism is a dangerous thing, especially in places of power.

This Broadwell gal seems to have been either gold-digging or in on a conspiracy or both. Wouldn't it be the cherry on top if she and her hubby & kids were found taking refuge from the press at the Kelley's in Tampa? The media say that the trucks are in the driveway but the lights weren't on at night. Maybe they skittered away on somebody's private jet, maybe? And just where did that charlatan, Rmoney slink off to and I wonder if there's a group vacation going on in the Caymans right about now... with the Broadwells as mansion/villa guests? I can't help but wonder.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:40 PM

9. Who cares. The issue is that it shows a lack of judgement. It also compromises his ability to lead

His resignation was appropriate.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:24 PM

12. She not only had a special relationship with General Petreaus, she

 

also was close to Carl Rove, maybe whispered in his ear, and then he (Rove) gave that tip to ,,,Fox faux news.
I don't think she cared what the General looked like, this situation was about much more than a sexual liaison.

https://twitter.com/KarlRove/statuses/212180677532205056

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:42 PM

14. Who. Cares.

When a man cheats it's his wifes problem and they need to work it out. Why does anyone else need to be involved.

Some guy on CNN just said Petreaus should just do what Kobe did...buy his wife a nice piece of jewelry. Now that is offensive to ALL women.

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:46 PM

16. The situation becomes a little more complicated

when the girlfriend was possibly trying to hack the email account of someone with classified information involving national security. This thing is deeper than we think, and we will find out more in the future.

The fact that he resigned shows he stepped in it big time here.

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