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CIA Director Petraeus resigns, admits extra-marital affair
Reuters ^ | 09 NOV 2012 | Mark Hosenball and Tabassum Zakaria

Posted on 11/09/2012 5:24:27 PM PST by BCW

CIA Director David Petraeus resigned as head of the leading U.S. spy agency on Friday, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and acknowledging he "showed extremely poor judgment."

In a letter to the CIA workforce, Petraeus, 60, said he met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday and asked "to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: petraeus
Nice -- after bowing down to extreme Islamic pressure in the GWOT - he does this -- what an idiot...poor poor judgement...
1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:24:32 PM PST by BCW
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To: BCW
Wonder how much the little wh... got paid by Obama.

Just tell us how long this has been going on.

2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:27:42 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: BCW

Subpoena, subpoena, subpoena! Do not let this pathetic, cowardly Obamaneuver prevent Patraeus from testifying. Haul his a** up to Capital Hill and wring the truth out of him.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:28:16 PM PST by seanrobins
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To: BCW

What a coincidence!

So, he cannot be called for questioning about Benghazi now?

Obama needs to be IMPEACHED!


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:28:37 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: BCW
How long has the WH been pulling the Patreus strings threatening to expose him if he steps out of line?? What's the timeline??
5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:32:48 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: BCW
Benghazi. He said or his people said emphatically that they didn't tell anyone to "stand down."
6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:33:19 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: seanrobins

Sean I hate to tell you this, but that investigation will be run by Tom Sawyer, one of the greatest whitewashers in history.

We will get no truth from Congress.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 5:34:29 PM PST by Venturer
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To: BCW
I have believed since Reagan that we need another party, hopefully not a third partybut a replacement for the Republicangovernment party.
8 posted on 11/09/2012 5:35:06 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: tsowellfan
Obama needs to be IMPEACHED!

Well, now we'll have plenty of time.

9 posted on 11/09/2012 5:36:09 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: BCW

Betraeus. Then run away like a little chickensh!+ POS. Strip him of everything. Take it all. Paint him bright yellow and make him roam the earth, homeless, penniless, until the end of his days.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 5:37:06 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: BCW

Hmmm... Hopefully he got sick of the blackmail that was going on to keep him shut up. Perhaps coming right out and admitting it was a way to make it stop ? Probably wishful thinking.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 5:40:03 PM PST by Bigjimslade
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To: tsowellfan

Oh, he can be compelled to testify, via subpoena, if the Pubs have the nerve to do it!


12 posted on 11/09/2012 5:43:32 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: bigheadfred

Petraeus was dead to me after he attacked our right of Freedom of Speech

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Afghanistan/burn-quran-day-sparks-protests-afghanistan-petraeus-endanger/story?id=11569820#.UJ2vqeOe8jk


13 posted on 11/09/2012 5:45:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Venturer

Please...don’t mistake anything I might say for optimism over getting to the truth.....


14 posted on 11/09/2012 5:46:06 PM PST by seanrobins
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To: bigheadfred

Isn’t it really ironic that, back under Bush, the Dims used the “Betrayus” in that NYT ad unfairly and undeservedly -— and now, it looks like it might actually fit!


15 posted on 11/09/2012 5:47:42 PM PST by seanrobins
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To: BCW

Interesting that Hillary, Patreaus and Panetta, all the youtube video liars, who tried to cover up the true nature of the Libian murders, are stepping down as Congress gears up for it’s investigation.

They were all involved in putting the radical Muslim Brotherhood in power in the Middle East. That means they helped Dear Reader set up the bomb and now are evacuating before it blows up in Israel’s lap and they are called upon by House to lie some more.

Since when do Dems care about men whoring around behind their wives’ backs? They proved their sluthood when they donned kneepads for BJ Clinton. So I think the general is hightailing it to help in the cover-up ongoing around Libya and arms running to Al Queda rebels in Syria.

The second term of this foreigner is going to be... I can only think of cuss words.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 5:49:07 PM PST by SaraJohnson (In)
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To: BCW
1. Patraeues has an affair and Jarrett knows about it

2. Jarrett says "you either lie to congress or Ill tell the world about your affair

3.Patraeus resigns and tells the world he had an affair.

4. He now has no gun to his head and can still be called to testify and will.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 6:01:19 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: tsowellfan

If he did this just so he could avoid having to testify before Congress, then he has forfeited his place in Valhalla and knows it. I’m hoping that he did this so that he could testify. Let’s see what happens.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 6:02:47 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: BCW
All sorts of scenarios flashed through my head when I heard that Petraeus was resigning:

1. Petraeus was going to spill the beans and do the honorable thing and tell the truth about what happened at Benghazi. 0bama gave him a choice, resign or end up like Jimmy Hoffa.

2. Petraeus refused to cover for Hussein and the Beast, so he resigned and may avoid testifying.

3. Petraeus refuses to serve under a traitor like 0bama, so he resigns.

4. 0bama can't risk anyone with a shred of honor being in that position, and now he has "more flexibility" and the purge has begun, so 0bama can consolidate his dictatorial powers.

There is so much fraud and deceit surrounding 0bama and his regime, there's absolutely no way I'm taking their explanation at face value.

19 posted on 11/09/2012 6:03:09 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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To: Uncle Chip

He has less protection now, right? As a civilian, they could call him now, right?


20 posted on 11/09/2012 6:06:47 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
There is so much fraud and deceit surrounding 0bama and his regime, there's absolutely no way I'm taking their explanation at face value.

Never! I don't trust the man at all. I'm suspecting more and more these election results. Mitt Romney was far from my choice (actually he was second from last)as the nominee but I'm thinking more and more that he was cheated BIG TIME and legally won.

I do NOT trust Obama.

21 posted on 11/09/2012 6:10:27 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: SaraJohnson

You make good points but no surprise about Hillary stepping down. It was known she was only on for his first term since 2009 or 2010. I think it was discussed here back then and many suggested it would be to prepare for her “2016 campaign”.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 6:13:59 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: BCW

Petraeus or anybody who has serious info regarding Benghazi-
gate needs to document their info and protect it in every way
possible. It may serve as a life insurance policy down the road.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 6:27:12 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: BCW

Oh, there was already blackmail going on....by the Democrats. Petraeus had this affair while he was still in the Army. I guarantee you, the minute that some FBI Agent walked out of some Colonel’s office who served with Petraeus in Afghanistan, that Colonel would have been high-tailing it to some gas station to call Petraeus and tell him, “Boss, the FBI was here and they asked me questions about your relationship with that reporter.” Petraeus has known for some time that he was under investigation. Obama didn’t even have to threaten him. He’d just look at Petraeus and smile and say, “Dave. How are things with your wife?” Petraeus is smart enough to know that Holder would have been read in on this and reported it to Obama. Also, since this affair happened while Petraeus was on Active Duty, I believe they could call him back to Active Duty and threaten to court martial him. Yep, adultery is still a punishable offense. You really have to have one of the parties admit it, but I’m sure they could reduce him a couple of stars without much problem. Petraeus would probably be happy to get off with just that. Want to know if he’s really in trouble? See if they bring him back on Active Duty or threaten it.


24 posted on 11/09/2012 6:45:37 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BCW

The big question is will he do Viagra commercials like Dole?


25 posted on 11/09/2012 7:03:05 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: tsowellfan

I absolutely believe this election was a fraud...watch Florida and what Alan West does....if he doesn’t get a recount that means the fix was in.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 7:11:33 PM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: oust the louse

I think every republican congressman and senator who lost should be asking for a recount. Is it too late for Romney to ask?


27 posted on 11/09/2012 7:14:52 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: tsowellfan

There is no doubt that the FBI and others knew about the relationship. 4 Star Generals have a lot of handlers and security. They knew who was with the General every minute of the day. These people are all Top Secret cleared and have their own security clearances to worry about..so when asked..they must tell the truth to FBI. My guess is that other journalists knew about the relationship.
Affairs weren’t secrets in Afghanistan..just too many watchers.


28 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:58 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: tsowellfan

There is no doubt that the FBI and others knew about the relationship. 4 Star Generals have a lot of handlers and security. They knew who was with the General every minute of the day. These people are all Top Secret cleared and have their own security clearances to worry about..so when asked..they must tell the truth to FBI. My guess is that other journalists knew about the relationship.
Affairs weren’t secrets in Afghanistan..just too many watchers.


29 posted on 11/09/2012 8:17:04 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: The Sons of Liberty
3. Petraeus refuses to serve under a traitor like 0bama, so he resigns.

As *I* recall, it was Sens Clinton, Reid, Obama , et al who took out the full-page ad in the NYT calling him "General Betray-us" *before* the surge in Iraq happened. That he later worked with these same people had *me* questioning the clarity of his judgement THEN.

He willingly served under Obama knowing how Obama felt about him personally, and about his missions. He should have refused SECDEF from the start, were his integrity as high as many here assumed it was...

the infowarrior

30 posted on 11/09/2012 8:57:55 PM PST by infowarrior
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