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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: mylife

Maybe he had an affair with another officer or even an enlisted woman.


151 posted on 11/09/2012 12:30:33 PM PST by Eva
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To: Pyro7480

I wondered what 0bama was holding over his head to make him come out and lie about Benghazi. I think this is a pre-emptive move as 0bama was probably going to burn him anyway. Personally, I couldn’t care less if everybody connected with this president spontaneously burst into flames.


152 posted on 11/09/2012 12:30:33 PM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The Director of the friggin’ CIA cannot under any circumstances leave himself open to charges that he may be vulnerable to blackmail. He has no choice but to quit.


153 posted on 11/09/2012 12:31:10 PM PST by stormer
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To: F15Eagle
I think this is the tip of the iceberg in many ways ... just a hunch.

Y'know, I've been thinking all day that all this tearing up by Obama isn't because he's touched by his campaign supporters.

154 posted on 11/09/2012 12:31:34 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Pyro7480

David and Holly Petraeus
155 posted on 11/09/2012 12:31:34 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Gluttons for punishment.)
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To: LittleSpotBlog
I have a willing suspension of disbelief...

156 posted on 11/09/2012 12:31:35 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: maggief
Sounds like from his resignation letter, he is going to keep covering up for the Obama admin.

I think he was part of the cover up. He didn't have the guts to stand up to Obama and his cronies. The CIA head told the men to stand down. Petraeus already lied to Congress and said it was the video. He went along with the stupid story concocted by Obama’s top officials that night

He's getting out to save his own skin.

Why even mention he is leaving because of an affair? He could have said personal reasons.

This stinks.

157 posted on 11/09/2012 12:31:47 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Oh, wait! I found the perfect candidate for CIA Director!


158 posted on 11/09/2012 12:32:06 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: maggief; Jim Robinson; WKB; DJ MacWoW; TheOldLady; penelopesire

Here’s his resignation letter, FWIW.


159 posted on 11/09/2012 12:32:18 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: Cboldt
"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

A key point FRiend. No need to say anymore except watch for the media to once more blame the video. Saw just that, this AM, the media blamed the video.

160 posted on 11/09/2012 12:32:33 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: dfwgator
. . . you really don’t see a CIA director being potential blackmail bait as a problem?

Doesn't matter what I think. Name anybody in the BO inner circle who values national security over some imaginary problem like, say, global warming.

161 posted on 11/09/2012 12:32:37 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: dinoparty

Silliest question ever: Do we know he was married?


162 posted on 11/09/2012 12:32:45 PM PST by Museum Twenty (If every truth & hidden motivation were to tumble out, not one supporter would turn against him.)
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To: mylife

Remember the Secret Service agent who ‘committed suicide’ five days before the election, ‘over an extramarital affair’ too? What did he know about Obama’s whereabouts and actions during Benghazi, hmmmmm... Time for Team 0bama to find a new narrative for further rat ship jumpers.


163 posted on 11/09/2012 12:33:10 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: molson209

Bingo!


164 posted on 11/09/2012 12:34:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: maggief

I thought the military had a honor code for Pension benefits?


165 posted on 11/09/2012 12:34:25 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: Eva

Actually, who’s to say there was an affair at all? Perhaps he made up the story, cleared it with the wife, and is using it as a pretext to get out of the Obama cabinet before the SHTF.


166 posted on 11/09/2012 12:34:31 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: CaptainK

Don’t know but could be a spy.


167 posted on 11/09/2012 12:34:54 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Pyro7480

Hey Petraeus, hows you Benghazi hanging?

My grandfather taught me that there is one thing that no man can not take from you, your integrity/honor. He said that to lose it, you had to give it away and once lost, you can never get it back.

Do suffer much, Petraeus.


168 posted on 11/09/2012 12:35:32 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

Now we know why he was so flexible on supporting the “offensive video” B.S.


169 posted on 11/09/2012 12:35:47 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: SpaceBar

agree, diversion


170 posted on 11/09/2012 12:35:47 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: jeeperz

There is no man in a high position who had an affair, no matter how guilty he felt, no matter whether he told his wife or didnt, who would decide he needed to resign from his high position.

No way, no how.

Unless someone found out and threatened to blow it sky high unless he stepped down. Or threatened to blow sky high even if he resigned.

Which meant if he wanted to escape blackmail, he would be thus forced to resign and confess. No man does that otherwise. His hand was forced.


171 posted on 11/09/2012 12:35:50 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Pyro7480

What “convenient” timing ...


172 posted on 11/09/2012 12:35:56 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Pyro7480

It’s truly sad when the Director of the CIA can’t keep an extramarital affair secret.


173 posted on 11/09/2012 12:36:17 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: JennysCool

Petraeus left work at 6:00 while he knew the consulate was under attack to go see a private screening of Argo with Matt Damon!


174 posted on 11/09/2012 12:36:38 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: dfwgator
Karma for the bastard who was more concerned with what some stupid Florida Pastor was doing than protecting his troops.

Nah, that wasn't Petraeus that was some other General, can't think of his name right now though.

175 posted on 11/09/2012 12:36:38 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Vigilanteman

“If Petraeus really had an affair, it would be no cause for resignation or even embarrassment in the present administration.”

Blackmail, compromised...possibly within his own CIA. Someone was going public and he got out in front of it.


176 posted on 11/09/2012 12:36:49 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: JennysCool

“Obama will have more flexibility after the election”


177 posted on 11/09/2012 12:37:01 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: Gator113

hows-how’s


178 posted on 11/09/2012 12:37:16 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: Pete

He is killing two birds with one stone.


179 posted on 11/09/2012 12:37:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Pyro7480; All
how very, very convenient....when does the other shoes drop?
(more hollowing-out @ CIA & various intelligence Agencies)
...rem: O'Bozo's Comments to Putin's Henchman?
...after the election & 4 more years
...we'll be left blind again....it's Pearl Harbor redux

180 posted on 11/09/2012 12:37:23 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: GOPJ
Will the next CIA Chief be Russian or Chinese? Maybe Arab?

Now that the President has more flexibility, he stands ready to take Vladimir's advice.

181 posted on 11/09/2012 12:38:30 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Pete

I certainly hope that is the truth!!


182 posted on 11/09/2012 12:38:36 PM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Pyro7480

Everyone assumes that he had the extra marital affair. Anyone consider it might be his wife that had one? Funny how it is naturally assumed it is the man at fault. (not saying it isn’t, just noticing the trend)


183 posted on 11/09/2012 12:38:36 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: mulder1

Exactly! We’re about to experience Jimmy Carter’s second term. Heaven help us all.


184 posted on 11/09/2012 12:39:04 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Change your clocks today and your President on Tuesday")
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To: clamper1797

Probably went more like this ...”you have a beautiful family general ... would be a shame if anything were to happen to them ... oh BTW we need you to resign and this is how we will do it” ....


185 posted on 11/09/2012 12:39:34 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

See my post #161.


186 posted on 11/09/2012 12:39:58 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Pyro7480

Yes, sex with Obama was in very bad taste.


187 posted on 11/09/2012 12:40:12 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: rfp1234

Might be BO has some video on Petraeus.


188 posted on 11/09/2012 12:40:35 PM PST by bonfire
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To: upsdriver

Read the letter posted here on this thread

“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.”


189 posted on 11/09/2012 12:41:01 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: COBOL2Java

No, no, no. Valdemort would NEVER leave the Oval Office. She is the defacto pResident.

A Friday afternoon “dump.” Just as Benghazi is heating up? Doesn’t pass the smell test. Something is awfully rotten above and beyond Benghazi.

This “affair” seems small (given the loss of 4 Americans) but its like one more little bit of mortar coming out of the Obama Firewall. No doubt more to come...it’s only 3:30 in DC.


190 posted on 11/09/2012 12:41:06 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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To: memyselfandi59

It is strange that Hillary, Holder, and Petreaus are all leaving or in the process of leaving. Is it the rats fleeing the ship before the crap hits the fan or did the boss give them their walking papers? We should all be suspicious. It’s not like the Sec of Ag or Interior submitting their resignations. These are big time cabinet posts and the people who led them would have some knowledge of what happened in Benghazi.

We’re in for a bumpy four years and this Benghazi incident is about to blow up. So much for the hopes of a smooth second term.


191 posted on 11/09/2012 12:41:15 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Pyro7480

Affair my ass. He stayed long enough to get O thru the election. O Gate.


192 posted on 11/09/2012 12:41:20 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

General Martin Dempsey


193 posted on 11/09/2012 12:41:39 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: dfwgator
Romney was winning, until Obama coined the term "Romneysia"; that was the turning point, after that the momentum shifted back to Obama.

Of course every primary voter had ample evidence Romney was a serial flip-flopper, not to mention his ties to many failed companies which made easy fodder for ads accusing him of layoffs, hurting the middle class, the same ads Kennedy killed him with in 1994.

Nevertheless the voters nominated him because Coulter, Drudge, Medved, Prager, Bennett, Krauthammer, etc. all pushed him, often backing him up on his assertion that he was a "severe conservative," just what we needed. Now that he lost, some of these same people are calling for the party to become moderate, despite Romney agreeing with Obama half the time in the debates.

194 posted on 11/09/2012 12:41:45 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: Pyro7480

Will he still have to testify ?


195 posted on 11/09/2012 12:42:10 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: JennysCool
Actually, who’s to say there was an affair at all? Perhaps he made up the story, cleared it with the wife, and is using it as a pretext to get out of the Obama cabinet before the SHTF.

Uh no...They'd never involve a wife like that, as the potential for an ugly "reveal all, spill the beans" divorce are always present.

197 posted on 11/09/2012 12:42:25 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Drill Thrawl
"definitely Mooslime Brotherhood. "

JalJay

198 posted on 11/09/2012 12:42:39 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: jeeperz

Next step is if he plans to testify truthfully to threaten his family. He stays quiet or someone dies. Isn’t that the way it is done? Or maybe he has already lost someone.


199 posted on 11/09/2012 12:43:02 PM PST by petitfour
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To: JennysCool

My guess and it is just a guess, is that they have been holding this over his head for a while and that is the reason that he accepted the CIA post, when he really wanted to resign.


200 posted on 11/09/2012 12:43:25 PM PST by Eva
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