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 Post subject: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:31 pm 
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WASHINGTON (AP) - David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

The resignation shocked Washington's intelligence and political communities, representing a sudden end to the public career of the best-known general of the post 9/11 wars.

According to a statement he sent to CIA employees, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign and on Friday the president accepted. Petraeus said he had shown "extremely poor judgment" in having the affair.

I wonder who the guy is?


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CIA Director Petraeus Resigns Over 'Affair'
by Ben Shapiro 9 Nov 2012, 12:30 PM PDT (brietbart.com)
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/11/09/CIA-Director-Petraeus-Resigns

Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, General David Petraeus, the CIA Director, has resigned from the administration over an extramarital affair. Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi. Bret Baier of Fox News just tweeted, "With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be 'stunned' by the announcement."

He sent a letter to his colleagues stating:

Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position. 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.

President Obama issued this statement:

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This is only the latest in a string of groundshaking events demonstrating that the Obama administration hid information vital to the American people during the last days of the 2012 election cycle. The fact that the most respected soldier of his generation, Petraeus, would be leaving the administration during an Obama second term, had to be known by the White House prior to the election. And they said nothing in order to run out the clock.

The fact that Attorney General Eric Holder was considering stepping down from the administration had to be known by the White House prior to the election. Meanwhile, during the election cycle, the Obama administration claimed executive privilege in order to shield Holder from questions about Fast and Furious.

The fact that an American drone was fired upon in international airspace by Iranian airplanes was hidden from the American public for a week in order to prevent the American public from recognizing the failure of the Obama Iranian foreign policy.

The facts in Benghazi were lied about by virtually every member of the Obama administration for weeks upon weeks.

The fact that the administration had been slow-walking reams of vital regulation to beyond the election in order to avoid scaring off voters was hidden from the public. http://mobile.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/obama-administration-sits-on-key-regulations-20121101?page=2

Now that the Obama administration has succeeded in winning a second term, they are cleaning house. The two figures most linked to the disaster in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Petraeus, are gone. The figure most linked with Fast and Furious, Eric Holder, will be gone. The figure most linked to the administration’s economic failures, Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, will be gone.

Only Obama remains. He ran out the clock on his scandals, and now throws anyone associated with them overboard.

The Petraeus resignation is only the most recent evidence that the Obama administration will lie to the American people to achieve its ends. But with all of his experts gone, Obama’s cabinet will now be staffed by the political C team in a time of crisis, both domestically and internationally.


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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:00 pm 
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It was also nice of the traitor to wait 'til 3 days after the election to make his announcement.


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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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Now that the Obama administration has succeeded in winning a second term, they are cleaning house. The two figures most linked to the disaster in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Petraeus, are gone. The figure most linked with Fast and Furious, Eric Holder, will be gone. The figure most linked to the administration’s economic failures, Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, will be gone.

Did I miss a news release, or did Hillary just say she isn't staying on for another Obama term?


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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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Huh? wrote:
Did I miss a news release, or did Hillary just say she isn't staying on for another Obama term?

She said that over a year ago. Saw a headline the other day saying she was set to leave "within days of the inauguration".


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 Post subject: But wait, there's more (drip, drip, drip...)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:08 pm 
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FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation
Friday, 09 Nov 2012 04:43 PM
By Ronald Kessler (newsmax.com)
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/petraeus-resigns-cia-affair/2012/11/09/id/463573

Excerpts from the article:

... an FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011.

The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan.

The woman who was having an affair with Petraeus is a journalist who had been writing about him.

Such a relationship is a breach of top secret security requirements and could have compromised Petraeus.

FBI agents on the case expected that Petraeus would be asked to resign immediately rather than risk the possibility that he could be blackmailed to give intelligence secrets to foreign intelligence agencies or criminals.

Still, the White House, with concurrence by the FBI and Justice Department, held off on asking for Petraeus’ resignation until after the election. His resignation occurred three days after the election, avoiding the possibility that Obama’s ill-fated appointment of Petraeus could become an issue in the election.

FBI agents on the case were aware that such a decision had been made to hold off on forcing him out until after the election and were outraged.

“The decision was made to delay the resignation apparently to avoid potential embarrassment to the president before the election,” an FBI source says. “To leave him in such a sensitive position where he was vulnerable to potential blackmail for months compromised our security and is inexcusable.”

Michael Kortan, the FBI’s assistant director for public affairs, said he had no comment.

Culture of corruption in action.


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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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So do we know for sure that the girlfriend isn't working for another country ?


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TheSeif wrote:
So do we know for sure that the girlfriend isn't working for another country ?

She probably isn't. According to her Wikipedia page she's a West Point grad and is currently serving in the Army Reserve. She was just promoted to lieutenant colonel this past summer. But of course, anything is possible.


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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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SHE has a wikipedia page?

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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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I just hope Biden doesn't pardon Obama.


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House investigators asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify next week about the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, but she declined citing a scheduling conflict.
“Clinton was asked to appear at House Foreign Affairs next week, and we have written back to the Chairman to say that she’ll be on travel next week,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters yesterday.

Fine, they'll just subpoena her. Her and Petraeus.


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WASHINGTON — An Iranian attack aircraft fired at least twice at an unarmed U.S. drone conducting routine surveillance in international airspace over the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon said Thursday. The aircraft missed and the drone returned to base unharmed.

The shooting in the Gulf, which occurred just before 5 a.m. EDT on Nov. 1, was unprecedented, Pentagon press secretary George Little said. The incident was not disclosed sooner because the military does not discuss classified surveillance missions, but agreed to answer questions after news reports revealed the shooting.

~~~"military does not discuss classified surveillance missions" ~UNTILL AFTER THE ELECTION ~~

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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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LocalGrown wrote:
SHE has a wikipedia page?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Broadwell

I just noticed that it was created Friday. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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OH, of course it was. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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Obama didn't care about the 4 men trapped in Benghazi. After all, if Obama had a son he wouldn't look like any of those guys.


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 Post subject: ABC Affiliate Ran Phony Cover of Broadwell Book
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http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/abc-affiliate-ran-phony-cover-broadwell-book_663264.html

ABC's Denver affiliate is coming under fire for accidentally running a phony cover of Paula Broadwell's biography of General David Petraeus.

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Must have just grabbed it off a Google image search. You can't make this stuff up. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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What's most sickening about this is the fact that it was covered up so it wouldn't effect the election.

Did the idiots in DC really think it would effect the election???? Minorities and money grubbing folks don't care, they want their free stuff!


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FKA D wrote:
What's most sickening about this is the fact that it was covered up so it wouldn't effect the election.

Did the idiots in DC really think it would effect the election???? Minorities and money grubbing folks don't care, they want their free stuff!

True dat.


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Vic wrote:
Obama didn't care about the 4 men trapped in Benghazi. After all, if Obama had a son he wouldn't look like any of those guys.

!!Yeah how about that he sure got his nose in that one real quick didn't he

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JUST CHECKING IN TO SEE IF VIC'S HEAD BLEW UP WITH THE OBAMA VICTORY. :lol:

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Uranus wrote:
JUST CHECKING IN TO SEE IF VIC'S HEAD BLEW UP WITH THE OBAMA VICTORY. :lol:

No, I'm too busy laughing! The guy cracks me up! For an example, our country's on the edge of a fiscal cliff and missiles are flying in the Mideast, so Obama goes to Thailand! You can't make this stuff up! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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The President says his goal in visiting Myanmar is to highlight the steps the Asian nation still needs to take.

He said he also wants to congratulate the people of Burma for having 'opened the door' to being a country that respects human rights and political freedom.

:D

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Uranus wrote:
The President says his goal in visiting Myanmar is to highlight the steps the Asian nation still needs to take.

He said he also wants to congratulate the people of Burma for having 'opened the door' to being a country that respects human rights and political freedom.

:D

If that's what Obama says, then you know it's not true.


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 Post subject: Re: CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair
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Vic wrote:
Uranus wrote:
The President says his goal in visiting Myanmar is to highlight the steps the Asian nation still needs to take.

He said he also wants to congratulate the people of Burma for having 'opened the door' to being a country that respects human rights and political freedom.

:D

If that's what Obama says, then you know it's not true.


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