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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Like i said a bunch of "could"'s based off of no facts.
    It's reasonable speculation as to why he'd ADMIT it and resign IF he actually did have the affair.

    Part of what security clearance checks do is attempt to determine if there is anything regarding your personal life that makes you at high risk for blackmail, because having such vunerabilities is dangerous for national security. This is part of why they check on whether you have significant debts, whether you are a heavy gambler, if you deal with any questionable people, etc.

    As CIA Director, he's at pretty much the highest clearance level you're going to see and is at one of the most sensitive positions in the government. The potential for someone to blackmail him with information...either threatening to go public or to his wife...if they knew about it is there. Even more than that, if it came out from someone OTHER than him then it opens up the potential for the PERCEPTION being that someone could've used such for blackmail...and in a situation like his, even the perception of that possibility is damaging.

    The General has been nothing if not a servant to this country. It would not shock me in the least if, rather than taking the chance that such problems could come from it being "discovered", he decided to simply make it public himself and walk away.

    I have far more respect for everything I've heard of the man through the media, politicians, and those that served to believe that he's using one apparent horrible act of judgement to purposefully lie and cover up or protect people regarding a situation resulting in the life of marines. I believe the man has far more character than that.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    According to reports, the affair was with his biographer.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    There is something very fishy about this, first hitlary says she is leaving and now Petraes bugs out. Somehow all this links to the Benghazi affair.

    Break out the tin hats for 3 more weeks!

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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So the answer is no, Clinton never goes away. Got it.
    He'll be around for a long time, he made a spectacular transition from moral leader to moral lesson. Obama will be around for a long time also, as the American Nero.
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Generally, someone involved in an affair resigns, gets divorced, whatever it takes, but it is unusual to disgrace oneself by widely broadcasting that you are resigning because you had an affair. Why not just leave that little bit of unnecessary information to others to reveal if at all?

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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    He'll be around for a long time, he made a spectacular transition from moral leader to moral lesson. Obama will be around for a long time also, as the American Nero.
    You forgot the 'g', didn't you?
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yeah, clearly it was no problem for Clinton.
    Not as far as his followers are concerned.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Too bad he was well liked. What surprises me is that he called his own behavior unacceptable. I bet we will never know the details but CNN is reporting the the FBI is already involved to determine if any laws were broken
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    It's a shame to hear this about General Petraeus. He was the theater commander when I was in Iraq in 2007. I met him at the Phoenix Academy which is a foreign military "train the trainer" school. He spoke to the graduates of every single class that went through it. If you remember, this was when he was famous for his strategy with the surge and when he was being called "General Betray Us" by Moveon.org. That a high profile guy like him took time out of his busy schedule to speak to every single class that graduated from there really drove home the emphasis that was placed upon our mission of training and fighting with the Iraqi Army. Things like that are the reason a lot of servicemembers were willing to adopt and buy into his counter insurgency strategy. We did and it helped us "win" the war, for lack of better terms. You just don't see leadership like that now with NATO-centric theater of Afghanistan. His personal life not withstanding, General Petraeus was a great commander and at least deserves respect for that.
    I have heard from a couple people I know that he is like that. People who served under him, especially those close to him had incredible personal loyalty due to the way he treated his soldiers. I have nothing but respect for his work during the war.
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