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A General Lesson: Why did he risk everything on an affair?
Slate ^ | November 10, 2012 | Fred Kaplan

Posted on 11/10/2012 4:03:39 PM PST by billorites

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To: Farmer Dean
He could have been a good man

.....no one does good, not even one. Romans 3:12

51 posted on 11/10/2012 5:43:49 PM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: al baby

That’s just wrong.


52 posted on 11/10/2012 5:51:08 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: billorites

“Upon graduating, she’d joined the light infantry officers’ corps as a paratrooper...”

Sorry, Fred, but details count: Women are not commissioned as Infantry Officers! They can and do go to Airborne School, and can be assigned to the 82d Infantry Division (Airborne), but that does not make them an “Infantry Officer”. I know, as my wife has her Airborne wings (I’m just a dirty, nasty, straight-leg Engineer).

Unless things have changed since I retired on this past August...they darned sure weren’t that way when she graduated in ‘95.


53 posted on 11/10/2012 5:51:37 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Farmer Dean

We are also blessed with will power and can resist these situations.He could have been a good man and husband and walked away from her.


Yes we can resist, we can also go nuts.


54 posted on 11/10/2012 5:52:50 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Paladin2

I’ve always said, if you want to see who is getting paid off, look at the jobs the spouses have.


55 posted on 11/10/2012 6:00:20 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: al baby

A$$ho!e


56 posted on 11/10/2012 6:10:27 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: V V Camp Enari 67-68
Why should his wife’s looks matter? Some of us out here still think for better or worse, sickness and health matters. Just sayin’

Thank you for sayin' it.

This is what we used to believe marriage was:

DEARLY beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God,
and in the face of this Congregation, to join together this Man and this Woman
in holy Matrimony; which is an honourable estate, instituted of God in the time of man's innocency,
signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church...
...and therefore is not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly;
but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God;
duly considering the causes for which Matrimony was ordained:

First, for the increase of mankind, according to the will of God, and for the due ordering of families and households, that children might be brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord, and to the praise of his holy Name;

Secondly, for the hallowing of the union betwixt man and woman, and for the avoidance of sin;

Thirdly, for the mutual society, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity.

Into which holy estate these two Persons present come now to be joined...


57 posted on 11/10/2012 6:11:02 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: al baby

I hate freepers like you. Everything is superficial. Betcha your a real pleasure to be around.


58 posted on 11/10/2012 6:12:05 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: gusty
"Mrs Petraeus is a proud member of the Regime, a disciple of Granny Warren."

Well said!

59 posted on 11/10/2012 6:16:36 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: billorites

Some people feel sorry for the wife and it may make her feel obligated to divorce him but if she is a Christian she should know that would be wrong, and if she is not a Christian then what the hell is wrong with it.

I would imagine she most likely had better reasons to be married to him than just the belief that he would never look at another woman.

If i found that my wife married me just because she thought i was void of the feelings that a man is made of it would be a bad deal.


60 posted on 11/10/2012 6:16:36 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: billorites

So, he screwed her mind?


61 posted on 11/10/2012 6:21:57 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: billorites

Come on! A 50 some year old guy who has to prove he’s better than the younger guys by outrunning them? You think he might want to affirm his virility by having an affair with a good looking younger woman? What a surprise! The guy has psychological problems, but he’s trim and a good runner so he makes four stars. I wonder why we haven’t won in 11years in Afghanistan? The dummy should have been figuring out how to win instead of trying to impress everyone with his running. Or at least get his behind out of the way and let someone else have a chance at winning.


62 posted on 11/10/2012 6:28:52 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Alaska Wolf
Some people honor their vows while others use them as a matter of convenience. I've been married to my wife for 45 years, the last 31 of which she has suffered a progressive debilitating disease. A man's word and promises should mean something.

Spoken like a real man. There are so few of you, especially nowadays.

Too many selfish people marry, even though they can never truly commit. Then they use up the best years of their devoted spouses' lives. I hope his wife takes him to the cleaners, and I hope her husband is awarded full custody of the children.

63 posted on 11/10/2012 6:34:24 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: Alaska Wolf

God bless you.


64 posted on 11/10/2012 6:38:12 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: formosa

Please. Republican (men) are just as stupid when it comes to women as Democrats are.


65 posted on 11/10/2012 7:01:40 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: First_Salute

you are being silly, she is just a worldly narcissistic woman with loose morals


66 posted on 11/10/2012 7:03:04 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: al baby

you are a complete pr8ck, that poor woman kept the homefires burning, raised the kids by herself and this is her reward? Look at him he is butt ugly and short too


67 posted on 11/10/2012 7:05:02 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sacajaweau

absolutely, she is a narcissist homewrecker who only thinks about herself and how superior she is to others


68 posted on 11/10/2012 7:06:25 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Alaska Wolf
A man's word and promises should mean something.

That's what makes him a man.

69 posted on 11/10/2012 7:09:38 PM PST by thecodont
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To: DallasDeb

he is self sexual probably


70 posted on 11/10/2012 7:10:48 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

So you are just a pr8ck too by your comment “Look at him he is butt ugly and short too”


71 posted on 11/10/2012 7:12:34 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

I am female so I can’t be what you said you nasty piece of idiocy, it is not the same point at all genius. He is butt ugly and she was true to him anyway. Get out you are too shallow to be real


72 posted on 11/10/2012 7:14:47 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: billorites

He’s possibly a serial womanizer


73 posted on 11/10/2012 7:28:13 PM PST by fso301
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To: Tired of Taxes
There are so few of you, especially nowadays.

We got married because not only were we in love, but we actually liked each other and enjoyed being together. Although she has no choice in the matter of being together now, we still like each other. What I've had to endure is nothing compared to what she has. Not once has she ever complained about her plight. I doubt I would have been nearly as stoic and resolute facing the same pain, suffering and challenges.

74 posted on 11/10/2012 7:36:44 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: DallasDeb
God bless you.

Thank you, but my wife is the one who deserves God's blessings.

75 posted on 11/10/2012 7:43:17 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: billorites
I'll give you one good reason:


76 posted on 11/10/2012 7:47:08 PM PST by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: billorites

“How could he—this acclaimed leader and figure of rectitude—allow such a thing to happen?”

There are numerous interviews with Paula Broadwell on the web. Most of them are relating to the Petraeus’ Biography. They are very interesting. Gives you an insight to her and P4.

In one interview, she says she has ADD...in another she talks about a Petraeus’ father as being rigidly stern and never praising or being accepting of him.

Broadwell even knew Holly Petreaus and had interviewed her for the book. She spoke highly of Mrs Petraeus and seemed to genuinely like her.

Broadwell is very intelligent and I assume she and P4 were compatible intellectually, militarily and emotionally. There were a lot of conversations between the two over a period of years. I am thinking they know each other very well.

It is all very odd.


77 posted on 11/10/2012 7:54:18 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: billorites

I’m guessing that turning 60, midlife crisis, and having prostate cancer might have deranged his mind.


78 posted on 11/10/2012 8:35:25 PM PST by HomeAtLast
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To: MestaMachine

Well said, Mesta.

Humans are meant to rise above their animal nature; if they don’t, they are not “human” - they are four legged animals.


79 posted on 11/10/2012 10:05:02 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MestaMachine

OOPS:

Humans are meant to rise above their animal nature; if they don’t, they are not “human” - they are TWO legged animals.

Fixed.


80 posted on 11/10/2012 10:09:24 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

Bipeds. Saves time. LOL


81 posted on 11/10/2012 10:18:37 PM PST by MestaMachine ($)
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To: LibsRJerks
Some people do it b/c they can.

Some people do it b/c their shack-up buddy is a social climber, and they blow sunshine up the other person's nether regions.

From what I've been reading, that appears to be the case here.

82 posted on 11/11/2012 3:21:52 AM PST by sauropod (For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I’m surprised that no one has yet dug up Braodwell’s class album from WP..the cadets are often scathing in their assessment of their fellow classmates..it’d be interesting to see what they wrote about her..


83 posted on 11/11/2012 3:28:24 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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