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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Fact is genius... He Could Have Been Blackmailed.
    Bush could of knocked down the towers. Anything "could of" happened. But see your making your accusations based off of no facts.

    Fact is... he had an affair.
    Fact is... He is CIA Director.
    Fact is... someone could have blackmailed him.
    Coulda...


    I'm curious. Is English your first or second language?
    no

    If it's not your first... then I can understand. If not... then I cannot understand how you could miss this.

    Let me put it another way... He was open to blackmail.
    Capiche?
    Come back to me when you have some facts. Cuz im not buying into this "could of" whole situation.


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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm just not sure why he resigns because of an affair. Hell, Clinton had an affair in the oval office and didn't resign...and he was the president. Why is the CIA director stepping down over it?
    personal choice maybe? Plus its a lot harder for the president to step down.
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm just not sure why he resigns because of an affair. Hell, Clinton had an affair in the oval office and didn't resign...and he was the president. Why is the CIA director stepping down over it?
    Happens a lot with congressmen. I'd say the distraction factor onto the CIA isn't good. Then there's his own previously high reputation to consider.
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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.
    Sawyer, on the former, it is incredibly common for Departmental secretaries to leave their post after one term. For lower-level officials it's a couple to a few years. Long before the Benghazi incident she had made clear her intentions of not moving forward with a second term. Back then people started flaring up the Hillary v. Obama feud of the primary season, while ignoring the all-too-common tradition of stepping aside after one term.

    With politics, when in doubt, go to the least sexy (well, not in this case) reason why things happened. It's not as fun, but more often than not, it's the truth of the matter.
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Happens a lot with congressmen.
    I found this: But many of those involved in these affairs used their position to hide them/pay people off/otherwise break the law.
    Dirty Politics: Top 10 Worst Politician Affairs

    This list also indicates that those who resigned had also committed or been suspected of committing illegal activity in relation to their affairs:
    List of federal political sex scandals in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    So if we're going off the argument that others have resigned I'd agree with you, but on the whole they seem to resign because their affairs were connected to illegal or illicit activity. If we carry that logic through, one would have to assume that Petreas was also involved in illegal or illicit activity.
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Key word "could". And this "could" of situation is based off of not facts.
    That's why he said he could have. There are no facts, it's an inference.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I found this: But many of those involved in these affairs used their position to hide them/pay people off/otherwise break the law.
    Dirty Politics: Top 10 Worst Politician Affairs

    This list also indicates that those who resigned had also committed or been suspected of committing illegal activity in relation to their affairs:
    List of federal political sex scandals in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    So if we're going off the argument that others have resigned I'd agree with you, but on the whole they seem to resign because their affairs were connected to illegal or illicit activity. If we carry that logic through, one would have to assume that Petreas was also involved in illegal or illicit activity.
    Do we know who he was having an affair with? If it was with the staffers or other lower-level employee, there's your out.
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Do we know who he was having an affair with? If it was with the staffers or other lower-level employee, there's your out.
    Admittedly, I know nothing more than what he's claimed. I have to assume given history that this affair was more scandalous than most if it is the primary motivation for his resignation, as the announcement claims.
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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Admittedly, I know nothing more than what he's claimed. I have to assume given history that this affair was more scandalous than most if it is the primary motivation for his resignation, as the announcement claims.
    Whatever else can, will, or should be said, the timing here is most peculiar and convenient.

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    Re: CIA Director Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Admittedly, I know nothing more than what he's claimed. I have to assume given history that this affair was more scandalous than most if it is the primary motivation for his resignation, as the announcement claims.
    Well, there are ethics concerns surrounding affairs with your underlings, and government officials, especially elected ones, have resigned over such matters.
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