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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

Your the director of the CIA..

You can’t keep that quiet?


51 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:28 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Pyro7480

TTIUWOP.


52 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:32 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Pyro7480

Was it with Michelle or Barack?


53 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:52 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: dinoparty

Oh, man. That’d be something. I sure wish he’d decided to come clean before Tuesday!


54 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:52 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Pyro7480

Friday after Limbaugh’s show ends.


55 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:59 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Pyro7480

Was he banging Bammy?


56 posted on 11/09/2012 12:13:10 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Paladin2
Some good people honestly thought they could work with this guy and maybe nudge him in the right direction. If Petraeus really had an affair, it would be no cause for resignation or even embarrassment in the present administration.

You can bet 100% that there is another story behind the story.

57 posted on 11/09/2012 12:13:42 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: molson209

“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.


58 posted on 11/09/2012 12:13:49 PM PST by maggief ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building.")
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To: Pyro7480

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”


59 posted on 11/09/2012 12:13:57 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: GeronL

his life? sounds good


60 posted on 11/09/2012 12:13:57 PM PST by molson209
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To: Pyro7480

Since this is “The Age of Obama” what is the name of the man with whom he had an affair?


61 posted on 11/09/2012 12:14:24 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Pyro7480

Extra marital affair? - didn’t stop Billy Blythe Clinton.


62 posted on 11/09/2012 12:14:24 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: jwalsh07

He probably wants to stay clear of Team Zero when the SEALs do a military coup on the White House. Pray to dear God.


63 posted on 11/09/2012 12:15:12 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Pyro7480

Fox News is confirming the affair - reading letter from Petraeus to his employees.


64 posted on 11/09/2012 12:15:29 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: maggief

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/world/africa/benghazi-attack-raises-doubts-about-us-abilities-in-region.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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.


65 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:13 PM PST by maggief ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building.")
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To: Vigilanteman

Assuming it’s true, you really don’t see a CIA director being potential blackmail bait as a problem?


66 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 3Fingas

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.


67 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:50 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: SoFloFreeper

I guess we now know why HE didn’t take the 3:00AM call...


68 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:54 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Pyro7480

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.


69 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:59 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Pyro7480
H O L Y C R A P ! ! ! !
70 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:02 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Pyro7480
I wonder if the BFN (aka - "Bathhouse Barry") will step down as president?

And, Boy Biden carrying two cell phones, one for his wife and the other for his "girlfriends." Will he step down?

Nah.

71 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:08 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: molson209

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).


72 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:08 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Pyro7480

OBTC(out before the collapse).
Predicting LOTS more resignations coming.


73 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:18 PM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Pyro7480

TMI.

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.


74 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:18 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: dinoparty
Good for you. You read my thoughts. I would have put a question mark myself, at the end of that statement. By hey, what do I know? Honest Boss, nothing, n o t h i n g.
75 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:27 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: dinoparty
he owes it to his country to come clean even if it harms his marriage.

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.

76 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:35 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Pyro7480

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.


77 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:47 PM PST by Will88
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To: Pyro7480

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.


78 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:47 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: Pyro7480
Did the Obama administration know this I wonder? He may have just removed the threat that has been keeping him silent.

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.

79 posted on 11/09/2012 12:18:04 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: maggief

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/09/15054517-cia-director-david-petraeus-resigns-cites-extramarital-affair?lite

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


80 posted on 11/09/2012 12:18:07 PM PST by maggief ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building.")
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To: Pyro7480

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.


81 posted on 11/09/2012 12:18:09 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: GlockThe Vote

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.


82 posted on 11/09/2012 12:18:19 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Future Snake Eater
"...maybe they should start weeding out duplicitous, phony, hypocritical senior leaders (both enlisted and officer)."

So, where does Colon Bowel fit on that axis?

83 posted on 11/09/2012 12:18:39 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: Pyro7480

Petraeus is being set up as the Benghazi fall-guy. Extra marital affairs are matter of course for democrats...certainly tolerated if not celebrated.


84 posted on 11/09/2012 12:18:52 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pyro7480

I want to see what the woman looks like who is attracted to a trollish looking man.


85 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:32 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: itsahoot

maybe, maybe not. I think I’ll write a song. I Want To Be A Traitor Too!


86 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:32 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: dinoparty

I agree with you. He came clean to keep (stop) from being blackmailed.


87 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:38 PM PST by Shark24
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To: LittleSpotBlog

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.


88 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:40 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: dfwgator
-- Wonder if he already has his lobbyist gig lined up? --

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.

89 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:49 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: dinoparty

Some DADT shenanigans from the general?


90 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:49 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Vigilanteman

bfl


91 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:49 PM PST by jacquej
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To: maggief

The resignation is totally useless without pictures.


92 posted on 11/09/2012 12:20:31 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: FR_addict

That undercarriage of Obama’s Bus must be clogged with all those corpses of his former friends and allies.


93 posted on 11/09/2012 12:20:46 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

Hmm, something to distract us from the circular firing squad.


94 posted on 11/09/2012 12:20:52 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: nevergore
So this is what Obama had on him to make him go along with the Bengazi cover-up!

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.

95 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:18 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: Rastus

Banging Bammy B Bad.


96 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:22 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: LittleSpotBlog

Thanks a lot (sarcastic tone). I was eating lunch when I read that.


97 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:37 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: JennysCool

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!


98 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:23 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Sorry FRiend. I wish Benghazi was going somewhere. Don’t see it happening though.


99 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:23 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: logitech

AGREED!!


100 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:29 PM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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