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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    .. and you have to wonder about any general who can send 20-30 thousand personal emails in 2 years.
    I don't know...roughly 34 emails a day...I think my old boss had more than that.

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    From WaPo:

    When stories move quickly, a single detail can sometimes take on a life of its own. The day’s developments surrounding CIA Director David Petraeus includes one such detail: the number of e-mails that General John R. Allen is said to have sent to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley.

    A defense official originally stated that the e-mails, sent since about 2010, numbered 20,000 to 30,000. It was quickly reported that this number in fact refers to the number of printed pages of correspondence, which actually number “a few hundred,” Craig Whitlock and Rajiv Chandrasekaran reported in today’s Post.

    PSA: Gen. John Allen did not send 30,000 e-mails to Jill Kelley

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic82 View Post
    I don't know...roughly 34 emails a day...I think my old boss had more than that.
    Social in addition to business?

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

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    Almost looks lika purge. Huh?
    Maybe just preperation for John Kerry to take charge.

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    I agree.. but why would Broadwell say that in public while she was in Denver.. Pretty crazy if you ask me.
    Pretty crazy indeed since it seems likely that she was just parroting something she heard on Fox. I don’t have the link handy but given something else she said at the time, that seems to be here [non]source.

    EDIT: The crazy, CRAZY part is the shirtless FBI agent friend of Jill Kelly who started this investigation at the personal request of his friend, then got yanked off the case because his superiors’ [supposed] of concerns of personal attachment/involvement with the case (something to do with a topless pic he emailed to Kelly). So what does buff FBI guy do? Calls the Cantor in the House, who thus learns about the investigation before the GD President since somehow it hadn’t made it up the chain of command to the WH yet?

    Falcon Crest? Toss in Dallas, Dynasty, and General Hospital and you are starting to get close..
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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You didnt read the article?
    Of course. That is why I commented as I did.
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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight View Post
    Pretty crazy indeed since it seems likely that she was just parroting something she heard on Fox. I don’t have the link handy but given something else she said at the time, that seems to be here [non]source.

    EDIT: The crazy, CRAZY part is the shirtless FBI agent friend of Jill Kelly who started this investigation at the personal request of his friend, then got yanked off the case because his superiors’ [supposed] of concerns of personal attachment/involvement with the case (something to do with a topless pic he emailed to Kelly). So what does buff FBI guy do? Calls the Cantor in the House, who thus learns about the investigation before the GD President since somehow it hadn’t made it up the chain of command to the WH yet?

    Falcon Crest? Toss in Dallas, Dynasty, and General Hospital and you are starting to get close..
    No kidding, FBI careers need to stop because of this garbage.

    What a bunch of fools.
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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Carter Ham is working on the Mali situation..

    Rear Admiral Gaouette has rumors flying about everything from sexual misconduct to mutiny.

    Patraeus is in hotwater because of his affair.. and you have to wonder about any general who can send 20-30 thousand personal emails in 2 years.
    Do you have a link? Did Petraeus send that many personal emails in two years?

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Do you have a link? Did Petraeus send that many personal emails in two years?
    No, that was Allan, and it wasn't 20-30k e-mails. That's how many pages that came out when they printed the e-mails. If you've ever printed e-mails, sometimes you can annoyingly get 4-5 pages printed for an e-mail that might be two or three paragraphs long.
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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    I like GEN Petraeus, but IF (big IF) it turns out he leaked classified information to this woman then he should be prosecuted. What is good for Private Manning is good for the General. Now, his service to his country should of course be taken into account when it comes to sentencing.

    But once again, that is a big if. While I wasn’t the least bit surprised he cheated on his wife, I would be surprised to find out he leaked classified information. But this story is getting crazier by the day so who knows?

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