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CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extra-Marital Affair
NBC ^ | 11/9/12 | NBC NEWS

Posted on 11/09/2012 12:10:35 PM PST by Brandonmark

Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing an extra-marital affair, NBC News reported.

"Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position," Petraeus said in his resignation letter. "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."

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: benghazicoverup; broadwell; cia; davidpetraeus; petraeus; petraeusaffair

1 posted on 11/09/2012 12:10:37 PM PST by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

Hillary eliminates a competitor. It’s the Clinton way.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:09 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Brandonmark

Guess Obama can’t black mail him anymore.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:20 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Brandonmark

Sounds fishy to me.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:39 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: Brandonmark

wtf

why, why Patreaus couldn’t you keep the zipper up? What is these people’s problem


5 posted on 11/09/2012 12:13:14 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dragonblustar

Maybe Obama set up the honey trap.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 12:13:42 PM PST by jean michael
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To: Brandonmark

Sad........wonder if he thinks it was worth it now.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 12:14:11 PM PST by Texan
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To: Brandonmark

I never liked the guy, but, man, a military guy in with all them grifter lawyers? He never had a chance.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 12:14:15 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Brandonmark

I guess for Mrs. Petraus he was “General BETRAY US” after all.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 12:14:57 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Brandonmark

Now he’s free to testify.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 12:15:17 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Brandonmark

Petraeus betray us—and wifey too. The Libs were right about him afterall. (’ Now he can get a promotion in the DemRat party.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 12:15:56 PM PST by tflabo
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To: RoosterRedux

This makes me sad


12 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:01 PM PST by Kaslin (STILL THE ARROGANT LAZY, LYING POS: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Brandonmark

“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.”

Heck the RATS would have loved him. this makes points with the media, he should have got advice with “Slick Willie”.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:01 PM PST by kenmcg (t)
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To: Brandonmark

What’s the big deal? Didn’t Clinton change the game by not only getting away with it but having his popularity skyrocket as a result?


14 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:21 PM PST by jarwulf
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To: Brandonmark
Say what????

I really respect the General and unfortunately resigning is the right thing to do in today's world.

15 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:28 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Brandonmark

(Put on tin foil hat)... Maybe this is to distract from Benghazi and keep Patraeus from telling the truth about whatever happened there. (hat off for now)


16 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:31 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Brandonmark
He knew too much about Benghazi.

They've greased him.

17 posted on 11/09/2012 12:16:59 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Brandonmark

There’s the doorman.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:02 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Brandonmark

Resign over an affair?!? I thought that was a resume enhancer in post Clinton America...


19 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:16 PM PST by apillar
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To: Brandonmark

What’s the big deal? Didn’t Clinton change the game by not only getting away with it but also perjuring himself and having his popularity skyrocket as a result?


20 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:50 PM PST by jarwulf
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To: Brandonmark

Call it being tossed under the bus to cover Benghazi.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 12:17:50 PM PST by kenmcg (t)
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To: Brandonmark

Catherine Harris is saying take his reason at face value but look at timeline of Benghazi. Questioning if he will still testify.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 12:18:18 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: lightman

Don’t rush to judgement. This is far more normal for men of great power.

Much more interesting is if he refused to buckle to blackmail.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:06 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Brandonmark

This looks like a paint job done after the fact. General Petraeus is taking retirement from the CIA not for this stated reason, but because he was not willing to act the patsy for this criminal regime operating out of the White Hut.

The cover story, that he indulged in an extramarital affair, is meant to make him radioactive and therefore unacceptable for some future run for high office as a Republican. The tarnish is there, and nothing much can make it go away now.

However, if he were to run as a Democrat, this sort of story would be a resume enhancement. Depending on who put the pressure for this story to be delivered to the press, he will become a satellite of either Hillary or Obama in what would currently be a non-official position, but kept on staff as a “resource person”. And to keep him shut up about what REALLY happened in the CIA.

But I do not view General Petraeus as being a liberal Democrat in any manner. If anything, he is perhaps one of the most APOLITICAL generals we have had in some time.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:17 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Brandonmark

Smells like a honey trap. Put someone with a reputation like Petraeus in charge of the intelligence agency, and then control him through blackmail.

Was this the pressure point used to have him give cover to the ridiculous “video mob” story in Libya?

Why did he wait until after the election to resign?


25 posted on 11/09/2012 12:19:49 PM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: Brandonmark

It looks strange...... why does an “extra marital affair” has to do with his job?......
maybe this “extra marital affair” is an excuse to get away from CIA problems.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 12:20:10 PM PST by poinciana
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To: Brandonmark

Right after the election. Hillary isn’t wasting any time. The guy was supposed to shut up and fall on his sword over Benghazi. A real Democrat would have been defending Obama after Benghazi. He just got thrown under the bus and told the President “Thank you!”. A real rookie in the political world of the Democrats. All them stars, and they just played him.


27 posted on 11/09/2012 12:20:43 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RoosterRedux

Sounds like someone tried to blackmail him.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 12:20:49 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: alloysteel

Friday afternoon news dump!!!!!!!!!!!! Limbaugh leaves the air and this story breaks! Wonder if this appeared in Romney’s vetting process?


29 posted on 11/09/2012 12:20:52 PM PST by King Hawk
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To: Brandonmark

Colin Powell will get the job.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:01 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Brandonmark

Fer Pete’s sake, Freepers, he’s just bailing with a good excuse.

Nobody who was loyal to Obama would have had any problem with any “extramarital affair” with animal, vegetable or mineral. This is totally phony, whether or not he had an affair.

I suspect it really burned Petraeus, even though he was pretty complaisant with the ROE, to be Obama’s stooge over Benghazi, and now he’s looking for a way out where he can take the blame and not be assinated in his sleep.


31 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:08 PM PST by livius
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To: RoosterRedux

Everything that comes out of the Obama WH sounds fishy.

I acknowledged his 2008 presidency with a small “p”. This time I cannot even do that. I still question the results of this election therefore cannot yet acknowledge him as the small “p” president.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:11 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Seems to be a trend amongst the most ‘ethical’ administration, which promotes and condones anything homosexual, opiate related, feminist, anticapitalist, and/or Muslim, to only have its personnel resign or relieved over conventional social lusts such as adultery or alcohol abuse.

We know this Administration doesn’t find anything immoral in sexual immorality, nor intoxication, nor graft/extortion, but their security/defense/intel personnel replacments are always associated with such labeled ‘criminal behavior’.


33 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:17 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Brandonmark

Let the meltdown begin. They are falling like ducks. I expect in about a year (or less) Obama will be forced to resign or impeached.


34 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:17 PM PST by Reagan_Country_USA
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To: yldstrk

It’s not like he very sexy. This to me sounds like he was forced to resign.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:17 PM PST by angcat
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To: apillar

We have the worst and most corrupt President re elected by millions of undocumented’s and people born 3 and 4 generations out of wedlock... and we are supposed to care about a General’s ‘affair’?

Really??


36 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:32 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: alloysteel

“The cover story, that he indulged in an extramarital affair, is meant to make him radioactive and therefore unacceptable for some future run for high office as a Republican. The tarnish is there, and nothing much can make it go away now.”

Just the fact that he served under Obama would’ve ended it. He’d be another Huntsman.


37 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:32 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: Brandonmark

Benghazi-Coward Obama has his first fall guy!

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


38 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:39 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Brandonmark

Why are all of the RATS leaving this sinking ship?


39 posted on 11/09/2012 12:21:43 PM PST by elephant
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To: Brandonmark

I thought this was a resume enhancer for the democRAT party.


40 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:07 PM PST by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: Brandonmark

MSM can dig and report this, but comment/report on Barry, Holder, Naps? Forget about it.


41 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:13 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: jean michael

Not sure if this is related, but I find it interesting.

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.


42 posted on 11/09/2012 12:22:18 PM PST by maggief ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building.")
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