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    Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Well Team BO pressed the charges against General Petraeus. A Decorated American Hero. Got him to cop to a plea for lying to Federal Investigators and mishandling classified information. What do you think about this? Is BO getting some revenge on the Repubs again?




    Decorated war veteran and former CIA director David Petraeus has entered into an agreement with federal prosecutors in which he would plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge for mishandling classified information. Specifically, the charge is unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. The charge stems, in part, from documents the former director allegedly provided to his mistress.

    Contacted by ABC News, Petraeus’ attorney, David Kendall said he had “no comment” on the guilty plea.....snip~

    Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Is BO getting some revenge on the Repubs again?
    Prosecuting Petraeus is a strike against the GOP how exactly?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Prosecuting Petraeus is a strike against the GOP how exactly?
    Uhm, didn't Representative Chaffetz speak out about prosecuting The General, and going after him?

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Uhm, didn't Representative Chaffetz speak out about prosecuting The General, and going after him?
    I'll take your words for it.
    But the question remains.
    Is the entirety of the harm against the GOP Chaffetz ostensibly losing some face?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I'll take your words for it.
    But the question remains.
    Is the entirety of the harm against the GOP Chaffetz ostensibly losing some face?

    This does go back some time and has lingered on and on. It also has to deal with Benghazi. You don't think it is a slight to the GOP and a few others that spoke out about the Generals Reputation?



    Utah's Chaffetz Wants Answers in Petraeus Probe.....

    "Why is this investigation still ongoing?" Chaffetz wrote. "When will the investigation conclude? What are the issues still in question?" "It's been nearly two years since the investigation started on Gen. Petraeus. If there is something serious and sinister, then let Congress know," Chaffetz told Fox. "If not, give this man's reputation back. But I worry that the White House is just holding this over his head to keep him quiet." Chaffetz pondered whether the explanation for the lagging investigation might be tied to "the administration's flawed public narrative about the Benghazi terror attack."

    "In the context of Benghazi, Gen. Petraeus knows a lot about what happened with those talking points, what was going on there at the CIA," Chaffetz said. "But he's now in silence mode because of this investigation. We want to get that done. I worry that the investigation is being held over his head to keep him quiet. And that isn't right." ....snip~



    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com Utah's Chaffetz Wants Answers in Petraeus Probe

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well Team BO pressed the charges against General Petraeus. A Decorated American Hero. Got him to cop to a plea for lying to Federal Investigators and mishandling classified information. What do you think about this? Is BO getting some revenge on the Repubs again?
    No, I think this was expected. As far as I know Petraeus did not "mishandle" classified information for some honorable or whistle blower intention. He just gave what he should not have to his mistress. It makes his decorated American Hero past also come with a tarnish that was entirely of his own doing. He still had a largely honorable career, but with one hell of a mistake.

    Petraeus should have been more cautious, and engaged in better handling of what he was charged with. If he had, little of this would have happened and all we would be talking about is another man of power who kept a mistress.

    I do not think there is enough here to make this all about Obama, or all about some Dem vs. GOP antics. Petraeus is not some innocent bystander caught up in today's politics. Very sad times indeed...
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Generals in the US military do this all the time as in every military.

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    You don't think it is a slight to the GOP and a few others that spoke out about the Generals Reputation?
    Feel free to make the case that Petraeus is being prosecuted to slight the GOP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Generals in the US military do this all the time as in every military.
    If we accept your say-so, is your advice that we should ignore or condone such activity?
    Or are just posting a general lament?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Feel free to make the case that Petraeus is being prosecuted to slight the GOP.


    If we accept your say-so, is your advice that we should ignore or condone such activity?
    Or are just posting a general lament?

    Well I did ask a question. That's what that lil mark is at the end. I didn't think it would be to difficult to come up with a yes or no. or I don't know answer.

    But then....you didn't think Chaffetz said anything over it anyways.

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    Re: Former CIA Head David Petraeus to Plead Guilty.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post


    If we accept your say-so, is your advice that we should ignore or condone such activity?
    Or are just posting a general lament?

    Just saying be a realist. This stuff happens everywhere. Business, Schools among staff, at hospitals, at pizza eateries and inside every military the world over and even in church offices! I'd say for every person in a position of substantive power, both men and women, the average person would simply be FLOORED at the sexual stuff that goes on. It's just a fact of life. Often times it's the last person in an organization you'd think it to be. That 'Good Conservative' isn't always such a good man or woman. Again that's why I don't advocate fully investing in any one spectrum of thought and ideology. It isn't a good bet.

    Let's put it this way, if every HR Department was opened to the public half of all employed people would be unemployed the next day. The world is a lot more wild than you think.
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