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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    "The threat from within" may have been, "General, you're either going to resign? Or have a heart attack on Sunday."

    either way the more this goes forward, the more of a cover up it is known to be.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The same could be said of senators and congressmen.
    Perhaps, but our elected officials are not held to the same standards. It is up to the voters whether or not they are suitable for the job. They don't go through the same rigorous background checks the rest of us go through and they aren't polygraphed. It may not be fair but there you go.

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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Perhaps, but our elected officials are not held to the same standards. It is up to the voters whether or not they are suitable for the job. They don't go through the same rigorous background checks the rest of us go through and they aren't polygraphed. It may not be fair but there you go.

    Polygraphed? What does that prove? Not even admissible in court.
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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?
    Congress could decide to call him as a witness. No problem there.

    I'm convinced that powerful men can't keep it in their pants.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    But I never liked how the GOP, especially Gingrich (hypocrite) went after an impeachment (abuse of process) on an issue that was more between him and his wife than the Media and Congress.
    Actually the impeachment came about because Clinton lied under oath in a court of law, and perjury was a capital offensse up until about a century and a half ago. The irony is that the questions Clinton was asked had been considered illegitimate by the courts until Clinton himself proudly signed a "ViolenceAgainst Women Act" that made the questions relevant. And thus was Clinton one of the early (and more spectacular) victims of his own hubris.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Congress could decide to call him as a witness. No problem there.

    I'm convinced that powerful men can't keep it in their pants.

    One caveat....I don't think that 'power' has much to do with it...
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Polygraphed? What does that prove? Not even admissible in court.
    Of course they aren't. They are a joke. But it makes enough people nervous that they spill the beans. You ever been hooked up to a machine for two straight hours being told you can't move or take deep breaths and have the same questions asked over and over? It ain't fun. They even polygraphed my fiance when I requested permission to marry a foreign national. She was pissed at me for a week after her ordeal.

    I have to undergo it every 5 years and I always dread it.

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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Actually the impeachment came about because Clinton lied under oath in a court of law, and perjury was a capital offensse up until about a century and a half ago. The irony is that the questions Clinton was asked had been considered illegitimate by the courts until Clinton himself proudly signed a "ViolenceAgainst Women Act" that made the questions relevant. And thus was Clinton one of the early (and more spectacular) victims of his own hubris.
    The questions were improper and should've never been asked, making them erroneous. How does what he did make them relevant in the "Violence Against Women Act"? It was all political over reaching then and still is. I don't condone his activity in the White House, even though it's a gov appointed residence and place of official business. But the whole scandal was at most laughable Media fodder and partisan stupidity.
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    Re: CIA director Petraeus resigns over affair

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Of course they aren't. They are a joke. But it makes enough people nervous that they spill the beans. You ever been hooked up to a machine for two straight hours being told you can't move or take deep breaths and have the same questions asked over and over? It ain't fun. They even polygraphed my fiance when I requested permission to marry a foreign national. She was pissed at me for a week after her ordeal.

    I have to undergo it every 5 years and I always dread it.

    Yeah, I have had a polygraph one time in my life, didn't care for it, but at the same time I don't think that intimidation should be the hurdle for holding office either...
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