Skip to comments.MSNBC: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns; Cites Extra-Marital Affair
Posted on 11/09/2012 12:02:18 PM PST by Pyro7480
He decided to self-confess ahead of time so the story can get out on his terms and in his words.
He knows if he tells the truth at the hearing, the administration will out him in the nastiest way afterwards.
In short, he pre-empted Obama and his den of blackmailers, thieves and extortioners by outing himself.
I wish all the Obama mafia would be indicted under the RICO conspiracy Act....and quickly before he takes our country down to ruin.
Yes. That makes sense. He'd be the scapegoat and they'd have their excuse for the big lie about Benghazi.
Traitorous Generals are supposed to fall on their SWORDS..
NOT EAT THEIR CONDOMS... as punishment..
I’m not impressed.. quite funny actually..
I vote with threat or threatened. Heck, anything is possible. zer0 was reelected. Anything is possible.
Rep. Peter King mentioning on Sean Hannity show, that rumors are around about who the person was, and that they may have been accessing Petraeus computer.
Williams, the classic honey trap.
In Ronald Kessler's Moscow Station a Soviet Embassy employee sweet-talks the Marine guard into letting her handlers into the bubble.
John Deutch had 17,000 files on his unsecure home computer, walked out of Langley with disks in his pocket.
Lantos to Livingstone re Boorda is apt.
This is the president who said, "I will stand with them."
And, "America can withstand another 911."
As well as the infamous, "After my election I will have more flexibility."
The military-intelligence leadership has been cleared of patriots and backfilled with traitors.
After the Night of the Long Knives the State will have completed its coup without firing a shot.
In Petraeus' case, his choice was resign or wind up in a bathtub like John Millis or Danny Casolaro.
Or Vince what's-his-name.
Interesting he resigns before the upcoming Bengazi hearings next week.
I think you are right. He will cover for Obama. Could be he was chosen to take the fall anyway for Benghazi. That said, he could have just announced he would be resigning after Obama’s 1st term.
No one would be the wiser.
His wife is an assistant secretary of defense (just make things a little more interesting).
“I even said to my husband before the election wonder what they have on him? now we know.”
Dollars to donuts, his affair was in process during or before his CIA appointment. Obama needed leverage in the event he needed to blackmail Petraeus. The man was an idiot to engage in an affair; an affair for someone in his position is a national security problem.
My friend is investigated every 3-4 years to retain his T.S. clearance. The issue of an affair is always something that is addressed when friends, family, neighbors, are questioned during the investigation. It has nothing to do with morals. It has everything to do with what might be “out there” that would make him vulnerable to blackmail.
Seems that Petraeus let his little head do the thinking instead of his big head. Horrible decision. Obama found his vulnerability and utilized it to his advantage.
The Bengazi hearings are coming up. Could it be that he does not want to
testify before congress.
Perhaps it was his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
Why not resign in January? This must have needed fast action.
hope you are correct
MacPhee is hinting that this is the dame Petraeus was banging on the side.
Here’s an opportunity for Gen. Colin Powell to step up tothe plate, however reluctantly.