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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

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    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.
    It would seem neither does John McCain. Hey, we're all human. He did the right thing. Case closed.

    General David Petraeus will stand in the ranks of America's greatest military heroes. His inspirational leadership and his genius were directly responsible -- after years of failure -- for the success of the surge in Iraq," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said. "General Petraeus has devoted his life to serving the country he loves, and America is so much the better for it.

    Read more: Petraeus resigns after affair with biographer turned up in FBI probe, Fox News confirms | Fox News
    I completely agree with that statement.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

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    You forgot the 'g', didn't you?
    He spelled "Nero" correctly.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Petraeus resigns after affair with biographer turned up in FBI probe, Fox News confirms | Fox News

    To head off the conspiracy nonsense and worthless speculation and inaccurate comparisons:

    CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair -- an affair with his biographer that was revealed over the course of an FBI investigation, Fox News has learned.


    The FBI had been investigating an unrelated and much broader case before stumbling on the affair. Fox News has learned that during the course of this investigation, the name of journalist and Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell came up. The FBI followed that lead and in doing so, uncovered his affair with her. The FBI for some time was concerned that perhaps Petraeus was some sort of victim, but there has been no evidence discovered to back up such concerns.

    Further: Petraeus' biographer Paula Broadwell under FBI investigation over access to his email, law enforcement officials say - U.S. News

    The biographer for resigning CIA Director David Petraeus is under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information, law enforcement officials told NBC News on Friday.


    Paula Broadwell is the author of Petraeus' biography, "All In." She had extensive access to Petraeus in Afghanistan and has given numerous television interviews speaking about him.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    You forgot the 'g', didn't you?
    I think you had forgotten the historical anecdote surrounding a fiddle, fire, and an important capital city
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    All the character references, loyal to a fault, 37 years of marriage, West Point grad, 30+ years of military experience, director of central intelligence and throws it all away for a piece of pussy? During the Benghazi investigation, which without his testimony will be largely incomplete?

    Don't really add up...does it?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    All the character references, loyal to a fault, 37 years of marriage, West Point grad, 30+ years of military experience, director of central intelligence and throws it all away for a piece of pussy? During the Benghazi investigation, which without his testimony will be largely incomplete?

    Don't really add up...does it?
    Look up two posts....
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Look up two posts....
    Still don't add up. General Patraeus isn't stupid. He's fearcely loyal. And, he's going to let some tart just dig into his **** like that?

    I served with officers who eventually became brigade and division commanders. The two things they weren't, was stupid, or careless.

    Not saying there's a conspiracy, only that the **** don't add up.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Still don't add up. General Patraeus isn't stupid. He's fearcely loyal. And, he's going to let some tart just dig into his **** like that?

    I served with officers who eventually became brigade and division commanders. The two things they weren't, was stupid, or careless.

    Not saying there's a conspiracy, only that the **** don't add up.
    From what I understand, he did not "let" her, she did it on her own without his knowledge. I would guess he just trusted the wrong person. That does make sense, that does add up. Every one makes small errors in judgement that have bigger consequences on occasion. Does not make him stupid, does not make him less of a great man.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    From what I understand, he did not "let" her, she did it on her own without his knowledge. I would guess he just trusted the wrong person. That does make sense, that does add up. Every one makes small errors in judgement that have bigger consequences on occasion. Does not make him stupid, does not make him less of a great man.
    You don't become an theater commander without knowing how to cover your ass; generals don't make, "small errors in judgement". I can't say it enough...it just don't add up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    *sigh*

    It's the ones you never expect.

    He will be misses as a great strategist.
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