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Petraeus: I Screwed Up Royally
CBS DC ^ | November 29 2012

Posted on 11/29/2012 2:07:41 PM PST by GalaxyAB

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus reveals that he “screwed up royally” in having an affair with his biographer.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blunders; petraeus; petraus; scandals; usmilitary
He is quoted as saying "...team Petraus will stay together..."

I know he was trying to be cute, but referring to his marriage as "Team Petraus" strikes me as belittleing it.

Oh....wait. Nevermind.

1 posted on 11/29/2012 2:07:43 PM PST by GalaxyAB
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To: GalaxyAB

You can pretend it was an accident, but its not possible to do those things by accident. You did them intentionally. You showed the world what your character consists of, just like when you worked for Bammy


2 posted on 11/29/2012 2:09:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GalaxyAB

He screwed up? Unfortunate choice of words.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 2:09:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GalaxyAB

He makes no apology for mis-leading the American public
about the video lies he participated in.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 2:10:26 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: GeronL

An “accident” or “oops, I messed up” is a one nighter. He took on a friggin’ mistress.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 2:11:17 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: GalaxyAB

It’s a common reference today....Thnk about husband and wife, both working, both keeping house, both doing whatever...they do it all as a “TEAM”.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 2:12:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: GalaxyAB

No, I’d say he screwed Paula, generally.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 2:13:02 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: GalaxyAB

He is a servant of the Usurper. A traitor to his sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 2:13:37 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: GalaxyAB

Eff you petreaus...you screwed alot of people....


9 posted on 11/29/2012 2:14:43 PM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: GalaxyAB

WHAT ABOUT BENGHAZI????


10 posted on 11/29/2012 2:15:46 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: Arthurio

No. You do not have sex with someone not your wife by “accident”. Slipping on a wet floor is an accident. Purposefully and willfully cheating on your spouse is not.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 2:16:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GalaxyAB

“And I screwed down pretty good too” (ba da bum bum...)


12 posted on 11/29/2012 2:17:13 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GalaxyAB

Referring to his marriage as “Team Petraeus” is the least of things he did to belittle it.

And screwing up is too kind a description.


13 posted on 11/29/2012 2:17:31 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: Godebert

Feels bad about cheating, but no mention on how he feels about HIS rules denying fire support to man in firefights in Afghanistan.

Traitor.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 2:17:36 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: AZLiberty

If he says he screwed up, could we infer from that that Paula was on top?


15 posted on 11/29/2012 2:18:15 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: GalaxyAB

I believe that if Paula was on active duty when embedded with Dave it is a court martial offense. Am I correct?


16 posted on 11/29/2012 2:18:31 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: Sacajaweau

I don’t think I have ever heard a married couple call themselves TEAM “name here” in any seriousness


17 posted on 11/29/2012 2:18:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
No. You do not have sex with someone not your wife by “accident”

"People don't just happen to bump into each other and have sex. This isn't Cinemax."

Jerry Seinfeld


18 posted on 11/29/2012 2:18:58 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

lol. yep


19 posted on 11/29/2012 2:19:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GalaxyAB

Why doesn’t he just follow Bill Clinton’s example and tell the public: “It’s private behavior”.....”it’s none of our business”.....”this is between him and his wife”.....”it has nothing to do with his ability to d his job.” If that explanation is good enough for the Commander In Chief, it should be good enough for the Generals and Admirals who report to him.


20 posted on 11/29/2012 2:20:47 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: GalaxyAB

He should’ve known he was being set-up for a fall. It’s amazing what a short skirt and low v-neck blouse can do to a man. The Russians have used this tactic for decades. The ‘honey trap’ to get classified information, or blackmail someone. I betcha Supreme Court Justice John Roberts was blackmailed for his decision on 0bamacare too..


21 posted on 11/29/2012 2:21:18 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: GalaxyAB

“I screwed up royally...

...but it was fun.”


22 posted on 11/29/2012 2:21:52 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: GalaxyAB
"team Petraus"

A better man would have said "our marriage". The man's ego is breath-taking. It really is all about him.

I bet he has a P on his pajamas.

23 posted on 11/29/2012 2:31:33 PM PST by Romulus
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To: GalaxyAB
i am getting to really dislike this guy.

who gives a damb about his dick.
stick to the subject that must be addressed

24 posted on 11/29/2012 2:31:53 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Romulus

I bet he has a P on his penis...


25 posted on 11/29/2012 2:33:44 PM PST by halo66
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To: GalaxyAB

Uh let’s not be too hasty GEN, I hope you took some time to drill down into the facts before coming to this conclusion


26 posted on 11/29/2012 2:34:05 PM PST by ninonitti
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To: Cicero

Really. Do people ever think before speaking any more?


27 posted on 11/29/2012 2:36:10 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: GalaxyAB
"...David Petraeus reveals that he “screwed up royally”..."

AMEN!!!!

28 posted on 11/29/2012 2:37:03 PM PST by yoe
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To: Cicero

But he said that he did it “royally”.

Is she of royal blood?


29 posted on 11/29/2012 2:38:20 PM PST by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: GalaxyAB

Captain Obvious makes a general statement...


30 posted on 11/29/2012 2:39:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: GalaxyAB

Well, la-de-dah.


31 posted on 11/29/2012 2:43:56 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GalaxyAB
"Petraeus: ‘I Screwed Up Royally’"

Reckon you did.

32 posted on 11/29/2012 2:47:01 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Steve Van Doorn; Romulus

He probably also has a big “O” on some part of his body.

Bill was successful in claiming that it was “all about sex” (and not about perjury and a general pattern of lying) and Obama has sent Petraeus to come out and do the same.

Obama dropped a dime on Petraeus because it was time: he had known about the affair since it happened, and was planning to do this if Petraeus ran for President, but since he didn’t, Obama held it for other uses.

I think Petraeus did have a genuine moment of regret about his earlier lies defending Obama’s non-actions in Benghazi, and Obama realized it was time to get Petraeus out of his position and discredit him. Now it seems like he and Petraeus have had a few heart to hearts and Bambi has probably offered Petraeus a little help in getting a Senate seat or some other thing that this very political man wants, so now Petraeus is going to go out and do the little soft-shoe “I’m just a silly middle-aged white man at ‘that age’ who got naughty but my wife is standing by me” routine, and it will make everything go away.


33 posted on 11/29/2012 2:53:05 PM PST by livius
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Captain Obvious also got this little sorta mea culpa conveniently leaked
by his “friend”. No doubt he has engaged a damage control consultant.

Move along, folks,.........


34 posted on 11/29/2012 2:55:04 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: livius

yep.


35 posted on 11/29/2012 2:55:37 PM PST by Romulus
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To: 353FMG
Is she of royal blood?

I think he was thinking that it's good to be King. While it lasted.

36 posted on 11/29/2012 3:05:34 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GalaxyAB

You DID screw up General, now what about BENGAZI!

37 posted on 11/29/2012 3:45:18 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: GeronL

‘...You did them intentionally. You showed the world what your character consists of,....’

exactly. Some on TV commented ‘what happened to Petraeus was sad’.....didn’t “HAPPEN” to him; he brought it on himself.


38 posted on 11/29/2012 4:45:42 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: GalaxyAB

Understatement bump for later.....


39 posted on 11/29/2012 4:49:23 PM PST by indthkr
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To: GalaxyAB

I am still a bit confused, if this was just about sex, then what was the big deal?


40 posted on 11/29/2012 4:51:13 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: GalaxyAB

I am still a bit confused, if this was just about sex, then what was the big deal?


41 posted on 11/29/2012 4:52:58 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: golf lover

Actually, Dave is the one who was embedded.


42 posted on 12/26/2012 3:09:49 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: GalaxyAB; GeronL; Cicero; tennmountainman; Arthurio; Sacajaweau; AZLiberty; Godebert; ...

Poster of thread was zotted.


43 posted on 12/26/2012 3:14:37 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Another one bites the dust.


44 posted on 12/26/2012 3:20:15 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

What was his crime? A ‘birther’?


45 posted on 12/26/2012 6:29:31 PM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: GalaxyAB

Screwed up royally as in admitting that instituting counter-insurgency measures in an environment where you are facing a counter-hegemonic force was an awful strategy. I hope the political animal is finally waking up...but alas, not the areas where he admits that.


46 posted on 12/26/2012 6:48:10 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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