Petraeus resigns as CIA director. We’re watching Fox News as we type. Per Fox, in his resignation letter, Petraeus admits to having an extramarital affair. We are now speculating why this is coming out at this particular time? Is Petraeus setting the stage to throw Obama under the bus over Benghazigate? Was he being blackmailed? Was he afraid this would come out at the hearings on Benghazi?

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deepthinker
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Petraeus is covering his own ass. A perjury or obstruction of congress conviction and there goes the military benefits and pension. Now he will not be appearing in front of congress next week. It is very difficult to serve a subpoena in a Caribbean Island Country now isn’t it.

Fuck David Petraeus, he disgraced the uniform he wore and those that served under his command. Sold his sole for 30 pieces of silver.

6 November 2012
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First we need to fire all the competent ones, they are the ones that are dangerous, the plain stupid are still treacherous but they can´t threaten us.

JPTravis
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Update: Slate is saying Paula Broadwell is the girlfriend. She was writing a book about him. Have to admit, she does appear to be a fox. I’m trying to imagine a woman who looks like this spending day after day asking me about my life and oohing and ahing at everything I say…….. uh, where was I?

GhostntheMachine
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I’m fighting the sleep demons and bored, spent a whole 15 or 20 minutes scattering electrons hither & yon across the webz, no answers but some of it’s interesting.

His wife Holly is a daughter of Army General William A. Knowlton. They married two months after his graduation from West Point, Knowlton was superintendent of West Point at the time.

This goes to C02’s 2 cents: The book “All In” came out January 24, 2012. I don’t know jack about the research length or publishing process, but “Broadwell embedded (PUN) with the general, his headquarters staff, and his soldiers on the front lines of fighting and at the strategic command in Afghanistan…”. He was sworn in at CIA on September 6, 2011, some vetting, or did they just give in to lust a month ago?

And The homewrecker has quite the cv;
…where she was homecoming queen and valedictorian for the class of 1991.
~ graduated from West Point in 1995.
~ a master’s degree from the University of Denver’s School of
International Studies in 2006.
~ a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.
~ served as Director of the Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies
at Tufts University.
~ later entered the Ph.D. program at Department of War Studies at
King’s College London.
~ served in the United States Army and is a Major in the United States
Army Reserve.

Tol ya I was bored, wouldn’t surprise me if almost every one of you ignore it, but it fulfilled it’s intended purpose. It’s time to put the {_}3
on.

poppajoe49
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Holly looks like a lesbian.

GhostntheMachine
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I fixed that link twice and it switched back both times, I quit, breakfast time. Her’s the piccomment image

RobertW
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they both/all need some OT justice if ya ask me.

JustAl
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poppajoe49
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Christopher?
I think not.

Elrond Hubbard
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Some stories don’t pass the smell test and this one sure doesn’t. No one resigns because of an extra-marital affair (i.e. Bill Clinton).

Patraeus, as head of the CIA, knew that the official Libyan story was false and he stated that none of the bogus “intelligence” came from his people. This created a need by the Administration to control or destroy Patraeus, so they tried to blackmail him with a threat to expose his extra-marital affair. But he pulled an end-run on Obama and his gang by admitting the affair and resigning.

Patraeus is now free to tell the truth. But he has to be careful, because the Obamaites (and their MSM allies) will try their damnest to blame everything on him. Watch for information damaging to Patraeus being leaked by the White House to the NY Times and MSNBC.

This, of course, is just my opinion

Alien
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Gingrich did. Weiner too.. Spitzer. OK, Vitter didn’t, maybe.. Petraeus.. well, he just didn’t want to be the October/November surprise

c’mon, he was seduced by some hot SpyChick at CIA. He just wasn’t ready for it after decades of military discipline. I mean, where did qaddafi’s alluring femGuard go, after all? Extraordinarily hot rendition, I figure

I got nuthin’

EDIT: Vitter, not Vicker

BigChinoDon
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If this is tied to Benghazi, it certainly frees him up to speak unencumbered. It may be that the administration used the affair to blackmail him into silence and that he turned the tables on them by announcing it himself. Would that be within his character? So we’ll need to see what unfolds in the days and weeks to come. Perhaps there was no affair at all and he’s simply using it as a pretext to resign so he can speak without any angst about loyalty to his chain of command.

KimmyQueen
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Read the last tweet:

http://twitter.com/andylevy/status/267014037118791680

If it is true, that is the height of disgusting and unethical behavior and for someone that was supposedly very moral person who feels SUCH shame at an affair that he HAS to resign, I cannot understand that he would go with this.

hisham
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I think someone made him a deal he couldn’t refuse.

poppajoe49
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Hillary showed him a picture of Vince Foster.

Ruben
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Meanwhile…

Having taken a tramp through the woods, Aunt Martha is lying in a ditch on the other side of town!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW7Op86ox9g

The tamed-stream media will somehow succeed in buffering the president from any harm on this whole Benghazi thing.

Elrond Hubbard
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Soemthing rotten here. Patraeus, the one man who might be able to shine some light on what actually happened in Benghazi, has now been discredited.
Chicago politics in action.

Snafu
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The general was one week away from testifying over the Benghazi issue. One could theorize that he was going to indeed shine some light on the what happened, and serve Hillary et al up on a silver platter. That couldn’t be allowed to happen. So, instead, I’ll bet a couple of phone calls were made, and the resignation was a fait accompli.

And, with the resignation he loses all of his security clearances. Essentially he’s a civilian now – can’t get the time of day let alone a hearing. Don’t discount the enforcible Non Disclosure Agreement to keep him mum.

Not only was Holly Petraeus known to Elizabeth Warren, but supposedly Warren bragged of their ‘friendship’ while campaign stumping and her website posted her picture as a supporter.

I wonder if this is something that happened a while ago and filed away to use when necessary. It bothered me when he took the position to begin with. Removing a keen mind from the theatre of battle is a sure way to lose.

StrinaM
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Who in Washington hasn’t had an extra-marital affair? It seems the rule nowadays rather than the exception.

KimmyQueen
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I am still surprised no one has come out to say that she did Obama when he was this or that (while married). Not saying that it would be great becasue after all there are children involved… just surprised to tell you the truth.

hisham
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Personally KQ, I don’t think BHO swings that way…I think he swishes.

KimmyQueen
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I don’t know why but my gaydar always dings or whistles when he is on TV.

poppajoe49
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Have you listened to his speeches to a crowd?
There is an eerie similarity to Hitler’s speeches.

RobertW
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sashays “that” way.

JPTravis
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He’s the Director of the CIA. He can’t keep an affair secret?

mojo
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OOooh, and AFFAIR!

BFD. Like anybody cares.

NOT the reason, needless to say.

poppajoe49
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“But I thought that your private sex life is your own business.”

The left during the Clinton Impeachment.

Ruben
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You nailed it.

RobertW
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apparently so did petraeus

remember, ya can’t spell petraeus without EU.

betrayus petraeus.

Snafu
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You guys ready for this????
Just heard on WRKO as reported on MSNBC – General is said to have been canoodling with a Lizzie Warren aide. And Holly Petraeus, the General’s wife is apparently a long time acquaintance of Lizzie. There’s more to this, no doubt. Cherchez la femme.

KimmyQueen
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EWWW she is rancid. Oh it is with some other person within her camp…? EWWW gross.

JPTravis
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Here’s a possibility: maybe his affair was with Ambassador Stevens.

Think about THAT and smoke it.

JPTravis
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Wait a minute, wait a minute, nobody would canoodle with Elizabeth Warren. Nobody.

Navyvet2
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JP, I agree but I believe Snafu stated the co-canoodler was a Skanky Warren aide. I don’t mean the Aide was a skank, I mean Lizzy is the Skank.

JPTravis
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Okay, but it probably doesn’t make a difference. All those East Coast Ivy League intellectuals are the same: ugly women and pudgy effeminate men.

KimmyQueen
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I have said this many times… I amnot a conspiracy theorist by trade, but this just STINKS to high heaven. There is something really wrong with this whole thing. I don’t appreciate Petraeus working for this administration I thought it was odd, but with Benghazi and everything OUT OF A SUDDEN he had an affair? SERIOUSLY?! So he has to resign? Did Clinton? I mean really? Just so weird…

MDLION
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KimmyQueen:”So he (Petraeus) has to resign? Did Clinton?”

I don’t think Clinton has much of a sense of shame. Obama may even have less of a sense of shame, which is saying something. If they had caught me doing what they caught Clinton doing, I would have resigned and walked out of the White House with a bag over my head. It was a different time, but at least Nixon had enough of a sense of honor to resign.

poppajoe49
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I would have resigned and walked out of the White House with a bag over my head.

You could have used Monica’s.

RobertW
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Ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!

KimmyQueen
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And Nixon didn’t use his position to sexually dominate an intern nor didn’t lie to the American public about a situation where four americans died, or failed to do what he had to do as commander in chief to possibly safeguard such lives. Nixon did wrong in what he allowed and what he tried to cover up, however, people didn’t die nor where there someone who is forever marked as “that woman”. Shame is a good thing and it is sad when good things are no longer done.

hisham
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“Is Petraeus setting the stage to throw Obama under the bus over Benghazigate?”

And if so, why this particular scandal (read here, high crimes and misdemeanors) be any worse than the dozens before and since? This kleptocratic regime seems invulnerable to the laws of lesser men. I’m probably going to take a sabbatical from this and like sites, simply because Valeria Jerratovich wants vengeance on all of here enemies, foreign and domestic. Because she says it, The One dances to her magic flute and wants it too! People like us will soon be FCC fodder.

KimmyQueen
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I mean this could be a way to discredit him IN CASE he wanted to come up with the TRUTH about SOMETHING (Benghazi maybe). This could be him falling on his sword for the administration (but why? they treating him like crap before… yet why work for the admin in the first place?) This is just weird…

KimmyQueen
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Goodie my fan is around…

Ruben
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Olivia, is out there…. always out there. Watching, reading, breathing heavily, waiting, skulking ’round in the shadows, posting under pseudonyms.

Her lord god king just defrauded the American electorate. She’ll be back to gloat.

KimmyQueen
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For real…

DefHarryMelon
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I don’t mean to sound too crass, or even hopeful, but maybe she croaked it.

KimmyQueen
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Your sentiment is understandable.

hisham
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Nice sentiment, but people like her are just to mean and nasty to die.

Ruben
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KQ! Great to “see” you, Sis!

KimmyQueen
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Hey Ruben! Still rocking the Zombie Che 😀
Great to “see” you as well!

hisham
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KQ!! How nice to hear from you again. I thought you’d dropped off the edge of the planet. While I agree that he may, and I say MAY be trying to throw The One under the bus, he’s barking up the wrong tree. He needs to throw the VJ under the bus and make The One’s handlers find a new leash holder. I think BHO is dangerous but I think she’s more so. We’re not going to find anything out about this administration until our side gets some testosterone and starts indicting key people and doing more than holding them in contempt.

KimmyQueen
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Hi Hisham! I am doing ok. Ihope you are as well. As much as we can be I suppose. Yes that woman is weird and 100% more mysterious than Obama which is something.

Not so silent
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I wonder who is next? It appears only the companies that build buses for this administration will be hiring workers….

Joe
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They’ll only be part-time workers though.

RobertW
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and half will be illegal aliens, while 90% will be union thugs.

redabogado
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Gives new meaning to “All In”……

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