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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Your the director of the CIA..
You can’t keep that quiet?
Was it with Michelle or Barack?
Oh, man. That’d be something. I sure wish he’d decided to come clean before Tuesday!
Friday after Limbaugh’s show ends.
Was he banging Bammy?
You can bet 100% that there is another story behind the story.
“When I was in the Army ,I heard that Generals from all over the world got together one week a year and it was nothing but Booze and Hookers”
There was some big meeting in DC around 9/11/12.
Just hit the Drudge flashing Beacon.
Doesn’t he know this is alright if you are part of a Dem cabinet.
In fact Billy Jeff, is probably saying “ Good going David, Did you save some for me”
his life? sounds good
Since this is “The Age of Obama” what is the name of the man with whom he had an affair?
Extra marital affair? - didn’t stop Billy Blythe Clinton.
He probably wants to stay clear of Team Zero when the SEALs do a military coup on the White House. Pray to dear God.
Fox News is confirming the affair - reading letter from Petraeus to his employees.
On the day of the attacks on the mission and a nearby annex in Benghazi, General Ham and other commanders were in Washington for a series of long-planned meetings.
Assuming it’s true, you really don’t see a CIA director being potential blackmail bait as a problem?
If every politician in Washington DC resigned who had an affair, there wouldn’t be too many left.
There is more to this story. I don’t believe it was an affair. He is going to be thrown under the bus. He may deserve it, but Obama, Biden, Hillary, Panetta, and Dempsey need to be under that bus too.
I guess we now know why HE didn’t take the 3:00AM call...
In a Democrat admin, that’s a badge of honor! Something else is happening ... Here comes the next Benghazi chapter about to unfold. This is going to play out like Nixon’s Watergate which broke before the election,but wasn’t covered until after the election...and then it brought him down. Nobody died in Watergate, men died in Benghazi.
And, Boy Biden carrying two cell phones, one for his wife and the other for his "girlfriends." Will he step down?
It wouldn’t surprise me. There seems to be an increase in the rate of generals who hold us mere serfs to the standards they set while violating them as and when they wish.
The Army wants to focus on “fat” Soldiers...maybe they should start weeding out duplicitous, phony, hypocritical senior leaders (both enlisted and officer).
OBTC(out before the collapse).
Predicting LOTS more resignations coming.
Sheesh. If the guy feels like crud and thinks he should resign, fine.
Just say it’s for “personal reasons” or something suitably vague.
Terrible to tell the whole world you’re an adulterer. Maybe it makes him feel better, but I’m embarrassed for his family.
The spineless twit could have done this before the election, traitors all. Maybe he could have used the CIA resources to tell us who this man is, but no he waits until after the election and wusses out.
Waiting for the rest of the story.
And Hannity is taking the day off after his turnabout on amnesty. Don’t know if it had been announced before showtime.
This is starting to sound like a military coup. All the high ranking naval officers,Seals and now Petreaus. On top of it all we can’t even prosecute a mass murderer at FT Hood because he has a effing beard.
Maybe he just sacrificed his personal life (which he was ruining anyway) to free himself to speak for the Americans who were left behind adn can no longer speak for themselves.
Outing himself diffuses the coming attack.
HEADQUARTERS Central Intelligence Agency
9 November 2012
Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.
As I depart Langley, I want you to know that it has been the greatest of privileges to have served with you, the officers of our Nation’s Silent Service, a work force that is truly exceptional in every regard. Indeed, you did extraordinary work on a host of critical missions during my time as director, and I am deeply grateful to you for that.
Teddy Roosevelt once observed that life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to work hard at work worth doing. I will always treasure my opportunity to have done that with you and I will always regret the circumstances that brought that work with you to an end.
Thank you for your extraordinary service to our country, and best wishes for continued success in the important endeavors that lie ahead for our country and our Agency.
With admiration and appreciation,
David H. Petraeus
I ain’t buying it. Marital infidelity grounds for stepping down as a military commander? The dems just won an election running on vaginas, and now they are citing immoral behavior? Who are they kidding? Boilerplate cover for deeper issues.
Scandal? What scandal? There is nothing about a scandal on cnn. :-). There is a senate coverup hearing next week on libya and no one even knows about it. The whole thing is being buried.
So, where does Colon Bowel fit on that axis?
Petraeus is being set up as the Benghazi fall-guy. Extra marital affairs are matter of course for democrats...certainly tolerated if not celebrated.
I want to see what the woman looks like who is attracted to a trollish looking man.
maybe, maybe not. I think I’ll write a song. I Want To Be A Traitor Too!
I agree with you. He came clean to keep (stop) from being blackmailed.
No. I hope we have another George Washington who COOKS OBAMA’S GOOSE and testifies against him on Benghazi. On the downside, we will see 0bama replace the ‘remotely-American’ members of team zero with full-on MARXISTS now. John Kerry in the administration is horrific and it’s only to get worse. Wouldn’t surprise me if Roseanne Barr gets appointed as U.N. Ambassador.
Even if he doesn't, he's a shoo in for one of the jobs in the revolving door business of governing and lobbying.
No kudos to him from me. If he had a concern that his private life made him amenable to blackmail, then he shouldn't have taken the appointment in the first place.
Some DADT shenanigans from the general?
The resignation is totally useless without pictures.
That undercarriage of Obama’s Bus must be clogged with all those corpses of his former friends and allies.
Hmm, something to distract us from the circular firing squad.
Obviously. He is getting out before it gets any worse.
What a dirty administration. I believe they are making him admit to a marital affair to discredit him from further disclosures.
Banging Bammy B Bad.
Thanks a lot (sarcastic tone). I was eating lunch when I read that.
Communists being replaced by Marxists, Fascists and IslamoNazi’s. I knew 0bama would go ‘mandate on destruction of America’.. Someone please stop this madness! Hey SEALs, penetrating the White House shouldn’t be THAT tough!
Sorry FRiend. I wish Benghazi was going somewhere. Don’t see it happening though.