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Petraeus hoped affair would stay secret and he could keep his job as CIA director
Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Sari Horwitz, Kimberly Kindy and Scott Wilson

Posted on 11/12/2012 7:12:29 PM PST by Seizethecarp

CIA Director David H. Petraeus did not intend to resign from his position until it became clear that his extramarital affair with his biographer would become public after a federal investigation of his e-mail accounts, according to two longtime military aides who admire the retired general.

“Obviously, he knew about the relationship for months, he knew about the affair, he was in it, so yes, he was not going to resign,” said Peter Mansoor, a retired Army colonel and Petraeus’s executive officer during the Iraq “surge,” who spoke Monday with the former general for about half an hour. “But once he knew it was going to go public, he thought that resigning was the right thing to do. There is no way it would have remained private.”

Steven Boylan, who served as Petraeus’s public affairs officer during that same 2007-2008 period in Iraq, said the retired four-star general “felt he had to [resign] once he knew it would be made public. He didn’t feel he could lead the organization with this being out there.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; gwot; navyseals; obama; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
"There is no way it would have remained private."

Perhaps once Eric Cantor got wind of it the Obama team's plan to hide it or keep it for current or future blackmail fell apart, given that Cantor would immediately connect blackmail to Petraeus' early support of the false spontaneous video mob narrative.

Also at the time Petraeus was forced out, mistress Broadwell had already stated on Oct. 26 that Petraeus fully well knew it was a terrorist attack and knew that Delta Force had been requested...which you don't do for any irrate mob...and she intimated that Petraeus was frustrated that he had to support the mob story.

1 posted on 11/12/2012 7:12:31 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Petraeus is much more naive than I thought.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 7:14:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Seizethecarp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLgTX3AsnE0&feature=youtu.be


3 posted on 11/12/2012 7:14:42 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Seizethecarp

Petraeus is even dumber than I originally thought....treasonous and stupid and ambitious....just like his boss in the WH


4 posted on 11/12/2012 7:15:51 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Seizethecarp
Petraeus hoped affair would stay secret and then the betrayal at Benghazi gets his dumb azz thrown under the bus. HEY Petraeus! It's just a bump in the road!
5 posted on 11/12/2012 7:17:14 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Seizethecarp

was Petraeus blackmailed by obama to lie to congress? forget being blackmailed by foreign countries..was he blackmailed for political reasons? didnt hear hanity ask the question.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 7:17:33 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Seizethecarp

FBI raiding Broadwell’s house, now:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2958811/posts


7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:18:28 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: MestaMachine

ping to new WaPo report from “admirers” of Petraeus.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:18:46 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Nifster

Just damn. What a self-serving dope.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:19:38 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: Seizethecarp

Amazing what people will throw away for a little strange.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:19:38 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: dfwgator

Well when the little general takes over oh well


11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:20:13 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Psalm 144

It isn’t a little strange obama threw Petraeus away.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:22:26 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: penelopesire; maggief; MestaMachine; SE Mom; hoosiermama; Seizethecarp
If true, this is completely bizarre.

He's a foolish, naive, self-serving dope. He was compromised!

I'll wager he was only afraid of his wife finding out!

13 posted on 11/12/2012 7:24:21 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: Seizethecarp

All that means is that he was not the man that most of us thought! He should have resigned earlier or never taken the job of CIA director. Sorry for all of you non morality folks, but this is the kind of activity that is simply wrong on many levels. It interferes with his duties along with jeopardizing security.

Character does matter and he has shown his here (not his best side). Too bad that it effects the rest of his career but it should! I just wish that character mattered for the rest of the politicians these days.

If he actually had any decent character, he would not only resign but welcome testifying about Benghazi. That makes him a hypocrite with the best of politicians! As such, I expect nothing more or less (unfortunately)!


14 posted on 11/12/2012 7:25:14 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: Seizethecarp

The October surprise two weeks too late. The November surprise is that Obama knew and kept it from the American public. I hope it proves out that the regime is so corrupt that the House impeaches Obama.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 7:28:20 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Deagle

The general actually knew he was having an affair?


16 posted on 11/12/2012 7:29:36 PM PST by BIV (typical white person)
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To: Seizethecarp

A man having an affair hopes things stay private? Fascinating. In other news, water is wet.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 7:32:52 PM PST by jz638
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To: Seizethecarp

Cantor had an obligation to refer this tip to the appropriate house committees. I have read that the reason he didn’t is because he was not
sure if the tip was credible. Hogwash. If the tip was credible enough to
Turn over to the FBI, it was credible enough to turn over to his committees
And let his committee chairmen decide through hearings what the truth was.
All Cantor did was pass the buck. And I also don’t believe that he did not
Tell Bonehead.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 7:33:38 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: BIV

Don’t really understand that response/question?

Could you be actually clear about what you are saying?

He was immoral and did not do the right thing. What are you suggesting that he do?


19 posted on 11/12/2012 7:34:34 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: dalebert

Blackmailed? You know Obama and his Chicago Thugs would never
Use “leverage” on Betrayus to toe the video lie. NOT


20 posted on 11/12/2012 7:35:53 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Seizethecarp
“Obviously, he knew about the relationship for months, he knew about the affair, he was in it, so yes, he was not going to resign,” said Peter Mansoor

Yes, Peter, thanks for that astute observation. Petraeus was in the relationship so, yes, obviously Petraeus knew about the relationship. Good grief, man, think about what you say before talking to the press

21 posted on 11/12/2012 7:58:11 PM PST by plain talk
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To: tennmountainman

Have to agree - Cantor did NOT do his sworn duty here! He is therefore liable here.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 8:00:43 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: bigheadfred

Do you think it is strange, really?
Gradually Obama has been throwing everything that Americans have trusted and relied on OUT.
The military has been made to accept gays.
Religion has been under assault.
Our schools are a mess with teacher’s not teaching but brainwashing.
Banks are not being thought of highly anymore.
Realtors same thing.
Now FBI, CIA are thought of not qualified do to their jobs.
What next....


23 posted on 11/12/2012 8:01:26 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: dalebert

You’re absolutely correct! What’s the matter with these so-called guardians of truth? Even FOX commercials intimate that there’s a connection.

But it’s nuts anyhow. Are we to believe that a single FBI agent, at the request of a “friend,” uncovered what a pretty extensive FBI background-check missed? That no one in Afghanistan noticed what was going on with the general? That Cantor’s aide’s call to the FBI didn’t alert the bureau that it would have to get its story straight with the White House?

Come ON.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 8:06:33 PM PST by Mach9
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To: Seizethecarp

Betrayus hoped affair would stay secret.

Not when you are working with Chicago Thugs.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 8:20:39 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Deagle

If we can’t vote Bonehead and Cantor out of leadership,
Maybe we can scandal them out and get real leaders.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 8:23:24 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Seizethecarp

Obama already used it as blackmail to make sure Petraeus adhered to the administration line three days later that it was the video. It was odd at the time and now we know why.


27 posted on 11/12/2012 8:31:18 PM PST by kabar
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To: Seizethecarp

Obama already used it as blackmail to make sure Petraeus adhered to the administration line three days later that it was the video. It was odd at the time and now we know why.


28 posted on 11/12/2012 8:38:10 PM PST by kabar
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To: Deagle

A correction - effects should be affects. Thanks to kabumpo for alerting me to the error.

Ah heck, we need a few English majors around to keep us in check...


29 posted on 11/12/2012 9:28:26 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: Seizethecarp

Am I the only one that doesn’t believe any of this as it’s being presented. These are all different lies covering other lies that come back to a single source. There’s likely a story or two that we may never hear about layered in here as well.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 10:01:10 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Well, looks like the pinger slept while the world heaved. I'm up now though. Catching up.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

31 posted on 11/12/2012 10:05:28 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: sanjuanbob
Am I the only one that doesn’t believe any of this as it’s being presented.

No...

the infowarrior

32 posted on 11/12/2012 11:33:58 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: Seizethecarp

” .,..retired Army colonel and Petraeus’s executive officer during the Iraq “surge,”...”

Probably an indication of sloppy reporting. A 4-star would rate a general officer as an XO. This colonel was probably an aide while an O-5. If he was an aide he would be in a position to know a lot about the general’s personal life — much more than an ‘executive officer” probably would know.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 3:25:57 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Seizethecarp
“felt he had to [resign] once he knew it would be made public. He didn’t feel he could lead the organization with this being out there.”


34 posted on 11/13/2012 8:59:33 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: Seizethecarp

I have one question for the WaPo............Why did the President let 4 Americans get murdered on Sept 11,2012?


35 posted on 11/13/2012 10:12:17 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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