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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:43 PM

51. More pieces for the puzzle:

1. Who brought the FBI into it, and why? According to Richard Engel, the CIA handles its own security issues. Also according to Engel, Petraeus was not well-liked by the careerists at CIA. He was not a company man, and furthermore had brought with him an inner circle of managers from his military career. Engel seemed to imply that Petraeus' CIA opponents might have brought in the G-men. But why?

2. Why would Petraeus, a man of legendary discipline, and one with great political skill, go all mushy and admit to an extramarital affair? He could have just said "I have a family emergency and must resign. It has been a pleasure to serve the country and I hope that the Agency is stronger for my efforts". That he admitted to an affair seems to me to be a bright shiny object dangled in front of the public to distract from potentially more explosive issues, for example, collaboration with Republican operatives using Broadwell as an intermediary.

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