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MSNBC: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns; Cites Extra-Marital Affair
MSNBC | 11/09/2012 | n/a

Posted on 11/09/2012 12:02:18 PM PST by Pyro7480

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To: Pyro7480

Well, that explains a LOT!!!

was this held over his head to get him to lie to Congress about Benghazi?

love the timing....

so, does he not get questioned about Benghazi now that he retired?

great news this week, eh? layoffs, Iran, Benghazi....4 more years....what could POSSIBLY go wrong?


101 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:41 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
General Betrayus strikes again...

His wife certainly agrees with moveon.org's characterization now...

102 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:46 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Your theory matches my thinking.

Once a military man leaves the service and, in this case, public life, he’s free to speak as a citizen.

First the post-Benghazi military purge, then that ad with dozens of retired officers opposing o, now this.

Do I hear the Jaws music, faintly, in the distance?


103 posted on 11/09/2012 12:23:07 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Pyro7480

Good grief, is every officer over LT in our military and navy a goof ball? I fear for our sons and daughters who enlist that they will be led and sent into danger by officers who make bad decisions.


104 posted on 11/09/2012 12:23:28 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Pyro7480

Government attracts the corrupt and inept.

This is nothing new.

Like when it was discovered Bush’s homeland security boss Chertoff, had people who’d entered the country illegally, during war time, wandering around the inside of his private residence.


105 posted on 11/09/2012 12:23:28 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: molson209

One week? My soldiers do that every weekend.


106 posted on 11/09/2012 12:23:38 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Pyro7480
Going to be interesting to see if this affair is ancient history, just recently or still ongoing.
It does make a difference when you think about it.
My wild guess would be ancient affair being used for blackmail and Petraeus decided he had enough.
If that's the case, Obobo may be in for *Mr. Frog's wild ride*............Can only hope so.
107 posted on 11/09/2012 12:23:46 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Pyro7480

A CIA director putting himself in a position to be blackmailed makes no sense. It would be a no brainer. Does he really have that much of a lack of self control? Something doesn’t add up.


108 posted on 11/09/2012 12:24:04 PM PST by Pete (Check out an 11 year old entrepreneur: boodlies.com)
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To: HOYA97

I don’t think it would have mattered....the Dems had pretty well killed Romney with “He’s a nasty Rich guy “ campaign.


109 posted on 11/09/2012 12:24:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Jedidah
" or something suitably vague"

aka "spending more time with the family"

110 posted on 11/09/2012 12:24:47 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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Except Chertoff like most others in government, did not have the guts or honor to resign.


111 posted on 11/09/2012 12:24:47 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Pyro7480

He went to the White House...

More like he was summoned to the White House.

IMO, this WAS NOT Petraeus’ idea.

Look at the department heads being rolled right now.

Holder
Clinton
Petraeus

This isn’t unusual for a second term start, but it sure is off to the races early isn’t it. These are three major departments.

If Clinton and Holder aren’t demonic enough to back your play, you must really have some vile plans in store.


112 posted on 11/09/2012 12:24:47 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 47 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: Pyro7480

Just too “coincidental” that Hillary, Panetta, and now Petraus are gone.

The only question to be answered is did they leave to distance themselves from Obama, or did Obama force them out, to put distance between them (as the fall guys for Benghazi) and himself.


113 posted on 11/09/2012 12:24:56 PM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: Pyro7480

Benghazi-Coward Obama has his first fall guy!

Will that be enough to keep Obama from being Impeached as the Coward in Chief?


114 posted on 11/09/2012 12:25:19 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: dinoparty

Drudge said Hillary was about to resign too yesterday. Maybe Petraeus did a little “working across the aisle” with Da Hill? Maybe this is what distracted them from reading the Benghazi cables during those 7 late night hours.


115 posted on 11/09/2012 12:25:28 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: JediJones

I stepped out of the circular firing squad on Weds night and don’t plan on returning there ever again. We need to pull together right now and prepare for a protracted struggle.


116 posted on 11/09/2012 12:25:32 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: nevergore

“So this is what Obama had on him to make him go along with the Bengazi cover-up!”

Exactly my first thought. Blackmail is a powerful tool. It would’ve been nice if he had resigned (for whatever reason) a week BEFORE the election — and then spilled his guts.

He didn’t resign because of the affair. He resigned ‘cause he doesn’t want to testify in upcoming hearings.


117 posted on 11/09/2012 12:25:36 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Pyro7480

I think this is the tip of the iceberg in many ways ... just a hunch.


118 posted on 11/09/2012 12:25:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Paladin2

I honestly don’t know. I’m not exactly privy to the high-level goings-on, so for all I know Powell is either 100% persona-non-grata or the toast of the Pentagon elite. The former would surprise me, though, since we’ve been burdened with the likes of Mullen, Casey, Dempsey, and their ilk for so long. There’s obviously a lack of character involved in reaching those career high points. You don’t tend to see many Peter Pace or Hugh Shelton types these days.


119 posted on 11/09/2012 12:25:40 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Whatever it is, this excuse of an affair (which sounds highly unlikely) is an incredibly quick way to exit the Obama administration (and this is particularly interesting because of the shadow of Benghazi).

He didn't even have to give 2 weeks notice or wait for a replacement.

120 posted on 11/09/2012 12:25:40 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Pyro7480

Odd turn of events.


121 posted on 11/09/2012 12:25:46 PM PST by newzjunkey (Obama thanks Pontius Pilate Freepers for giving him four more years!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I don’t think it would have mattered....the Dems had pretty well killed Romney with “He’s a nasty Rich guy “ campaign.

Romney was winning, until Obama coined the term "Romneysia"; that was the turning point, after that the momentum shifted back to Obama.

122 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Pyro7480

Well,.... I hope she at least had bit ti.......er, uh, breasteses!


123 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:08 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Pyro7480
I still don't understand why he needs to leave. If he was a Conservative Republican he wouldn't have been working for Obama. Would put a crimp in his future political plans but not hurt him too bad with Dems. He can't become baggage on this administration as they've now been given a free pass to do whatever they want with no reelection or accountability to worry about. An affair turns most sensible people off but it was proved n Tuesday what we think doesn't matter one bit in Washington. Decency doesn't rule anymore. With the Dems it's almost a plus. Got to be more to this story.
124 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:08 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Pyro7480
I still don't understand why he needs to leave. If he was a Conservative Republican he wouldn't have been working for Obama. Would put a crimp in his future political plans but not hurt him too bad with Dems. He can't become baggage on this administration as they've now been given a free pass to do whatever they want with no reelection or accountability to worry about. An affair turns most sensible people off but it was proved n Tuesday what we think doesn't matter one bit in Washington. Decency doesn't rule anymore. With the Dems it's almost a plus. Got to be more to this story.
125 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:08 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: prairiebreeze
-- Petraeus is being set up as the Benghazi fall-guy. --

No matter if he was pushed to resign, or he is getting out before TSHTF, or this is just a convenience coincidence; the memory of Petraus will be that the CIA is the source of "them movie made them do it," as well as any intelligence failure to know of the threat and to act in defense after the attack started.

Departed ones have very broad shoulders.

126 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:17 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Pyro7480

Seventy years ago I would have said this has Heydrich’s fingerprints all over it.


127 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:17 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Pyro7480

Within hours of Panetta saying there were no armed military assets near Benghazi.

Obviously, the Administration told Petraeus to lie, he said no, they brought out the affair.


128 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:29 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Pyro7480

Bang-I-see scandal


129 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:36 PM PST by mikrofon (Allen West for Speaker of the House .... for Revenge!)
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To: SpaceBar

Petreaus Out. Hillary Out. Holder Out. Even a dead Secret Service agent, 5 days before the election over a ‘marital affair’ yeah right.. Even the commie SCUM can’t handle living with abandoning Americans to die in Benghazi. Oh wait, John Kerry can.


130 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:46 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Pete
A CIA director putting himself in a position to be blackmailed makes no sense.

Sure it does.

It was found Bush’s homeland security boss Chertoff, had people who’d entered the country illegally, during war time, wandering around the inside of his private residence.

Ya talk about the potential for blackmail? This was over the top.

131 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:07 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: COBOL2Java
That's a scary thought.

Fortunately, she couldn't get confirmed.

132 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:09 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: CaptainK

Valerie Plame strikes again.


133 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:15 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Pyro7480

Was the affair with a woman......?


134 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:15 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Pyro7480
Isn't it one of the simplest and most frequently used tactics of foreign intelligence agencies to arrange for "extra-marital affairs" (read: bait them into cheating) to take down their target? ...or at least gain strong leverage against him?

I suspect that might be what happened here.

135 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:15 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Pyro7480

This is cover up bullshit! Make him testify!!!! Reps. Issa, Gowdy, Chafetz I implore you to take this investigation to the mat. Subpoena everybody! Make them appear! Make them take the fing 5th! Make these bastards pay!! Do it for revenge!!


136 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:18 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: All
I wonder if up to now, someone was holding this over his head in order to influence him, e.g. Benghazi, and in order to remove it, he simply went public. Now he is free to speak.

It's got be something like that.

137 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:18 PM PST by Pete (Check out an 11 year old entrepreneur: boodlies.com)
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To: Pyro7480

I guess the headlines in the newspapers in my area will read “Local Boy Screws Up!”


138 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:32 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: mulder1

I don’t believe Hillary, Holder and the rest are leaving for no reason. I’m not sure,but I think we have lost more Navy Seals this year than ever before.22 in one helicopter crash.


139 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:57 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: SpaceBar

Are you kidding? Conduct unbecoming is a serious charge.


140 posted on 11/09/2012 12:28:00 PM PST by stormer
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To: COBOL2Java
You lack imagination.
141 posted on 11/09/2012 12:28:05 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Pyro7480

Well we need more info, but General P was at spook central, so you have to think someone was using this to pressure or blackmail him, and he quit rather than be in that position.

It’s possible he just up and resigned from a guilty conscience but there have to be some steps involved.


142 posted on 11/09/2012 12:28:05 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: GOPJ
Will the next CIA Chief be Russian or Chinese? Maybe Arab?

Mooslime Brotherhood, definitely Mooslime Brotherhood.

143 posted on 11/09/2012 12:28:08 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: 3Fingas
The first rule of the circular firing squad is that you DO NOT step out of the circular firing squad. Locking and loading grenade launcher now...


144 posted on 11/09/2012 12:28:16 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: WKB

Amazing, isn’t it?

I hope he spills his guts.

Honor, duty, country.

He never should have taken this job.

Should have known it would involve covering for the Marxist.


145 posted on 11/09/2012 12:28:40 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Patreaus steps down over an affair, first step on the path to the truth, next step he can testify truthfully before Congress. Third step Impeachment of Obama.


146 posted on 11/09/2012 12:28:40 PM PST by jeeperz
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To: Pyro7480

Why would you resign over a bit of tail?

Makes no sense.
He is not even an elected official.


147 posted on 11/09/2012 12:29:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mulder1

Petreus was being blackmailed into silence. The question I have is who set him up with the woman? Do you think that this was a simple inner-office affair or did someone dangle an attractive beauty in front of an old man and wait for him to take the bait? Petreus is far from the first older man to fall in the face of temptation, but someone who wanted leverage over him could have easily set him up.


148 posted on 11/09/2012 12:30:06 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Future Snake Eater
Petraeus says he is resigning because of an affair...


149 posted on 11/09/2012 12:30:06 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jedidah

I hope he copied documentS incriminating to 0bama over Benghazi and gave them away to Congressman Peter King like candy. IMPEACH OBAMA!


150 posted on 11/09/2012 12:30:17 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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