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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Hell, the best thing to do is to look at how many executive officials leave their posts in a common amount of time: 4 years if Department sec. 2-3 years if other post.

    Wikipedia makes that little task easy enough, and only requires you to look at when they step in and when they leave.
    Yeah, it's a common thing and unsurprising considering the stress I imagine those positions create.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Whatever else can, will, or should be said, the timing here is most peculiar and convenient.
    Yes, the "optics" are quite poor indeed.
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Yes, the "optics" are quite poor indeed.
    Wonder why the CBS guy tweeted this:

    CBS’ Mark Knoller tweets that “Senate Intelligence Committee says Petraeus will not testify at next week’s closed hearing on the events in Benghazi.”

    Perhaps there is some protocol I’m unaware of, but I don’t see why resigning should affect whether Petraeus testifies or not. He was in charge of the CIA when the Benghazi attack occurred, and the CIA has been under plenty of fire for how the attack was handled.

    Petraeus Won’t Testify About Benghazi Attacks Now - By Katrina Trinko - The Corner - National Review Online

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    They were both having an affair with Chris Stevens and orchestrated the attack to take him out?
    Bingo. LOL.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Bingo. LOL.
    Sorry you think this is funny. I don't.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Yeah, it's a common thing and unsurprising considering the stress I imagine those positions create.
    There is certainly nothing "common" about resigning a top post 3 days after an election....


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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    There is certainly nothing "common" about resigning a top post 3 days after an election....
    No it's not. That's why there is a sexual affair involved with potential unauthorized access to classified information.

    Put his statement back into context, please.
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    There is certainly nothing "common" about resigning a top post 3 days after an election....
    Agreed. It's peculiar. And creates doubt about whatever he might testify about. No sympathy at all for Petraeus; all he had to do was honor his vows and keep his britches zipped. But the timing? It's most peculiar.

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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The standard for the DCI is higher than The President? I find that hard to believe.
    I can't say that shocks me.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Half the people aren't president, either. Oh wait..."that's different".
    Are you guys ever going to get over Clinton, or is that something that gets you guys off every time something like this comes up?
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