Skip to comments.MSNBC: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns; Cites Extra-Marital Affair
Posted on 11/09/2012 12:02:18 PM PST by Pyro7480
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Maybe he had an affair with another officer or even an enlisted woman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s his resignation letter, FWIW.
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.
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.
Silliest question ever: Do we know he was married?
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.
I thought the military had a honor code for Pension benefits?
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.
Don’t know but could be a spy.
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.
Now we know why he was so flexible on supporting the “offensive video” B.S.
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.
What “convenient” timing ...
It’s truly sad when the Director of the CIA can’t keep an extramarital affair secret.
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!
Nah, that wasn't Petraeus that was some other General, can't think of his name right now though.
“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.
“Obama will have more flexibility after the election”
He is killing two birds with one stone.
Now that the President has more flexibility, he stands ready to take Vladimir's advice.
I certainly hope that is the truth!!
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)
Exactly! We’re about to experience Jimmy Carter’s second term. Heaven help us all.
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” ....
See my post #161.
Yes, sex with Obama was in very bad taste.
Might be BO has some video on Petraeus.
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.”
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.
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.
Affair my ass. He stayed long enough to get O thru the election. O Gate.
General Martin Dempsey
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.
Will he still have to testify ?
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.
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.
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.
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