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Petraeus, the comeback general. He may benefit from the Bill Clinton rule.
Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/25/2012 | Doyle McManus

Posted on 11/25/2012 7:49:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal.

It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his job as director of the CIA after it became clear that his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, couldn't be kept under wraps.

The dust hasn't settled yet on the chaos kicked up by the FBI's discovery of the affair, touched off by Broadwell's jealousy of another woman who liked men in uniform. Did Petraeus allow Broadwell to put unauthorized hands on classified information? Did the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, say anything indiscreet in emails to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley? Does the shirtless FBI agent get away scot-free? And did all this madcap socializing affect anyone's performance on their day jobs?

Never mind. We're a fast-moving society — and, it appears, a forgiving one. At home in suburban Virginia, Petraeus is no doubt still making amends to his high-achieving wife. But in the larger world, the retired general is already contending with an avalanche of opportunities for his next big job.

He's had offers to teach from at least four universities and had conversations about seats on corporate boards. He's thinking about giving speeches, writing a book on leadership or even becoming a talking head on television.

And that's not all.

"Down the road, a return to public service isn't out of the question," a friend who talked with Petraeus told me last week. Not as an elected politician but as a potential Cabinet officer in a future administration.

"He just doesn't see himself as a politician," the friend said.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adultery; clinton; comeback; petraeus
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1 posted on 11/25/2012 7:49:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A fluff piece saying “There was no terrorist attack and it was just about sex, nothing to see here. Move along”


2 posted on 11/25/2012 7:54:23 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Mistakes were made. Let's move on." (That should cover it.)


3 posted on 11/25/2012 7:55:40 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other words, Petraeus testified as he was told, and the press was told by Obama to be good to him.


4 posted on 11/25/2012 8:02:38 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: SeekAndFind

Why not? Same with the ho lovin NY prosecutor, right?

So enlightened thay now we are just like, uh....FRANCE...!

Isn’t that great?


5 posted on 11/25/2012 8:03:09 AM PST by gaijin
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To: aimhigh

This is nauseating. The deaths of those four Americans and the destruction of an American diplomatic facility have simply been airbrushed out of public consciousness.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 8:10:16 AM PST by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

Good General
Average Administrator
Lousy Liar


7 posted on 11/25/2012 8:18:09 AM PST by bigbob
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To: livius

the GOP is either enabling them or will fix it.

If they don’t fix it they are every bit as complicit.

I said it on Sept 11:

The ambassador was killed, it can not be unaddressed.

The electorate does not care about it. The media, uneducated as most are, have no real sense of how big this is, that our ambassador was killed in country.

No matter how much cover up goes on, our enemies know what it meas and they are bold about it when they see us acting like media mesmerized buffoons.

Mark Steyn says it better, of course, in yesterday’s column, and he’s got his sense of humor back- not necessarily to be confused with optimism.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 8:19:22 AM PST by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

He is a loser, he believed his own publicity


9 posted on 11/25/2012 8:21:47 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Never mind. We’re a fast-moving society — and, it appears, a forgiving one.”

FU you liberal weasel. How much ‘forgiveness’ did the LA Times or any of the other outlets of crap ‘journalism’ give Bush, for things that he wasn’t even responsible for? Liberals are the most intolerant jerks on the planet.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 8:24:24 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Travis McGee

He’ll find a cush job on the board of The CFR and an executive consultant for “insert your favorite defense industry corporation here” in between holding down his dean of Princeton title.


11 posted on 11/25/2012 8:26:52 AM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
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To: stanne
The media, uneducated as most are, have no real sense of how big this is, that our ambassador was killed in country.

I think you have hit on something. They honestly have no idea of how big this is.

In addition, people in the media seem to feel themselves to be inhabiting some other sphere, remote from and unrelated to the US, and it is almost as if the horrible things that are happening strike them as fictional or at any rate as things that have no impact on their personaly reality.

12 posted on 11/25/2012 8:32:56 AM PST by livius
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
How much ‘forgiveness’ did the LA Times or any of the other outlets of crap ‘journalism’ give Bush, for things that he wasn’t even responsible for?

MSM forgiveness is never extended to conservatives. If the MSM forgives Petraeus here, it will only be because he was working for Obama at the time.

But if, in the future, Petraeus should decide to run for anything as a Republican, that MSM forgiveness would rapidly be withdrawn.

13 posted on 11/25/2012 8:33:59 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: SeekAndFind

There is not a man alive that hasn’t fouled up when it comes to the lure of the siren song.
Anyone can understand that the fellow got caught with his **** out.

But that is not what is under examination here.
Like Clinton and Lewinsky, the wider matter is not about sex.
It is about national security.
Clinton was found guilty of perjury and was shown to be a liar.
The question with Patraeus is not whether he was fooling around with some tart.
It’s a question of did he fool around with his national duty’s? Did he get people killed while he was taking orders from the “little general”

The answer is likely yes.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 8:35:26 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bigbob

That is probably a pretty fair assessment.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 8:37:09 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

So much for “Duty, Honor, Country”.

Maybe he can do commencement addresses at our various military academies.

Better yet, he and Bubba can link-up to present a “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” seminar on leadership.


16 posted on 11/25/2012 8:40:04 AM PST by O6ret
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To: SeekAndFind

his high-achieving wife.

Oh for crying out loud. She’s an over paid Federal bureaucrat who got her job because of how her husband is.


17 posted on 11/25/2012 8:56:40 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: SeekAndFind

18 posted on 11/25/2012 9:02:00 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: livius

“. . .as if the horrible things that are happening strike them as fictional or at any rate as things that have no impact on their personaly reality.”

That’s the way I see it. They are playing with our country, they are pretending they are not responsible for the damage they are causing but it is tremendous. Imagine if the majors had all treated this as it should have been treated on Sept 11. It should have had the same size and scope of reaction that the Space Shuttle explosion did.

I don’t even think the dopey GOP senators get it. THey are not going to come out well on this - it IS historical and it cannot be covered up- it can be lied about, to our own embarrasment, but never covered up.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 9:03:17 AM PST by stanne
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To: livius

What are you talking about? There were no deaths and no consular facility. It never happened. It was all a set up to make a movie at a later date.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 9:05:58 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TADSLOS

I’m guessing he’ll end up at Princeton. He has his PhD from there, and it’s a fitting place for a Wilsonian globalist.


21 posted on 11/25/2012 9:12:56 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stupid is as stupid does. I don’t understand how a person can live with themselves doing the things this man and people like him do.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 9:17:57 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Never agreed with his “Turn the military into an NGO, Counter-Insurgency doctrine”. His strategy cost many lives and maimed many more needlessly. His personal indiscretions aside, it is his complicity with this administration that is most unforgivable.


23 posted on 11/25/2012 9:18:34 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Travis McGee

To get the security clearances he has requires a polygraph for lifestyle, yet, here he is giving away secrets in sexual affairs and violating all kinds of security prohibitions. Proof that the security clearance system is a joke.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 9:20:09 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Never forget that the Kenyan REWARDS incompetence. Patraeus’ zipper problem will probably land him a job as Sec of State.
Democrats could care less about loose morals. As a matter of fact it is a plus on your resume. Didn’t Gen Allen get his old job back after emailing his 30 year old girlfriend about 5,000 times? Oh, I forgot, he was just asking about the weather back in the states.


25 posted on 11/25/2012 9:20:32 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: SeekAndFind; MestaMachine; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; Oorang; jersey117; ...

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Article - and comments # 1 through # 19 , esp # 8.

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26 posted on 11/25/2012 9:20:53 AM PST by LucyT
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To: SeekAndFind
"...touched off by Broadwell's jealousy of another woman who liked men senior Fag Officers in uniform."

There fixed it. Real soldiers in uniform would have seen through this female manipulator in a heart beat.

27 posted on 11/25/2012 9:22:26 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

How silly of me!


28 posted on 11/25/2012 9:36:05 AM PST by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad General Arnold wasn’t from our era. All those silly notions about treachory and treason!


29 posted on 11/25/2012 9:39:18 AM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm guessing that Broadwell has a few more notches on her bedpost besides Petraeus since "Conquering" seems to define her life.

Of course anyone else is likely "up there" so they have to shut up, too. I guess I'd see who she's spent time with.

Wonder how many notches she got at the academy.

30 posted on 11/25/2012 9:41:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: freekitty

The war on shame for the past 30 has done quite a bit of damage.


31 posted on 11/25/2012 9:42:15 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: livius

The problem was lack of security and the Obama’s “Stand Down” call....not Petraeus.


32 posted on 11/25/2012 9:51:56 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Travis McGee

I am less interested in the bimbos (bimboes, bimbi?),than in learning:

Who gave the order to the military to “stand down” and NOT implement plans to rescue our people in Benghazi on 9-11-12? When? WHY??


33 posted on 11/25/2012 9:57:32 AM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF?)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you’ll break your marriage vows and cheat on your wife and kids, then what won’t you do? You think this jackass loves his country more than he loves his wife and kids? He’s just a user and a taker. He’s a grifter with four stars.


34 posted on 11/25/2012 10:23:29 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

And asking for more troops makes you a brilliant military leader? Even Bob the hobo knows to ask for more. You think the French Generals in WWII weren’t asking for more troops as the Germans blew through them? They must have been brilliant, too.


35 posted on 11/25/2012 10:28:28 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 3Fingas

If we had continue to piss off the Iraqi people, the Anbar Awakening would never had happened.


36 posted on 11/25/2012 10:29:50 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

AMEN!!!! Liberals are NOT LIBERAL with those who speak the TRUTH!! As Ann Coulter said it so well: “LIBERALISM IS A DISEASE!” Now we have another four years oof a very SICK and Demented and Corrupt Boy and Muslim Terrorist sitting in the OVAL OFFICE!


37 posted on 11/25/2012 10:38:51 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: John Galt's cousin
No need to issue a "stand down," since only the POTUS can issue a "stand up" to cross an international border on a hostile armed mission.

Benghazi's Smoking Gun: Only President Can Grant Cross-Border Authority (PJMedia link)

Free Republic thread link

http://tinyurl.com/ctc3786 BREITBART

Former SEAL: Obama Never Gave ‘Cross-Border Authority’ Orders (Breitbart link)

Free Republic thread link http://tinyurl.com/ahlxpgk

38 posted on 11/25/2012 10:59:27 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: CodeToad

A complete joke, like Caligula’s horse senator.

It’s treason and sabotage.


39 posted on 11/25/2012 11:11:26 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, he may benefit from this country losing its collective mind...politically, socially and morally.


40 posted on 11/25/2012 11:20:08 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Travis McGee

I think the true beleivers will ignore the question if it is accurately phrased.


41 posted on 11/25/2012 11:37:29 AM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF?)
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To: Travis McGee

I think the true beleivers will ignore the question if it is very accurately phrased.


42 posted on 11/25/2012 11:38:23 AM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF?)
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To: John Galt's cousin

beleivers s/b believers

Do you recall who posted the early article describing the contingency plans in place for just this type of mission?

Was the General in charge of the Africa
Command removed because he started to implement rescue plans, or complained when he was ordered to Stand Down?


43 posted on 11/25/2012 11:49:49 AM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF?)
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To: John Galt's cousin
Of course. They won't even ask the right questions. They don't even know the right questions to ask, don't care, and don't want to know.


44 posted on 11/25/2012 1:39:06 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If we had applied greater force early on, we could have left a lot sooner, thereby, not pissing of the Iraqis as much and never necessitating the Anbar Awakening.

Personally, I think we should have never gone after Iraq at all. However, If we were serious about remaking the Middle East we should have kept rolling after the fall of Baghdad and immediately invaded Iran. Iran would have fallen just as quickly at that time. No nuclear problem and the rest of the Middle East would have fallen into line pretty quickly after that. In fact, the world would be kissing our butts and would fear us. Now, they mock us and deride us. The people who run our country are morons and, I guess, now you can say at least 51% of our participating electorate is also. So, I suppose, we get the leadership that we deserve.


45 posted on 11/25/2012 3:24:40 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: LucyT; stanne; Travis McGee; All

Thanks for the ping; posts. Great thread. Thanks to every poster.

TREASON like this republic has never seen before...in real-time, pre-meditated, ongoing, continuous.

Questions NEVER asked. Answers NOT forthcoming.

Sharia markers/signposts/milestones set in America. Amendments 1 & 2 directly attacked.

R.I.P. Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Chis Stevens, Tyrone Woods.

The universalism of Islam, in its all-embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political, if not strictly military. . . . The Jihad, accordingly, may be stated as a doctrine of a permanent state of war, not continuous fighting.” — Majid Khadduri


46 posted on 11/25/2012 7:30:28 PM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Yes, it’s treason, and half of our fellow Americans support it. IOW, we’re on our way to CW2.


47 posted on 11/26/2012 4:21:16 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

***** “Never mind. We’re a fast-moving society — and, it appears, a forgiving one.” ******

Did they interview his Wife?

TT


48 posted on 11/26/2012 11:51:25 AM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie
When sex, fraud or corruption scandals occur and Obama doesn't want them to rub off on him, why.....just send any calls for investigation off to a committee or a commission or some special blue ribbon panel somewhere till everything blows over....and the fraud and sex scandals and the corruption will be forever buried deeper than King Solomon's mines.

Leni

49 posted on 11/26/2012 12:10:52 PM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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To: MinuteGal

bttt


50 posted on 11/27/2012 5:12:47 AM PST by MinuteGal (Please Restore Former Format on FR "Latest Posts" Page ASAP !)
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