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    Re: Petraeus sentenced: 2 years probation; $100K fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes, of course it bothers me, and I've been watching it in both parties all my life. The problem with true partisans such as yourself, is that it's only observed in the opposing party. And so it's partisans that ensure perpetuation of the dual standards we see in both parties. And if it's good to know that I'm not a partisan, then stop calling me one.
    First - it's surprising to me it bothers you. Second I clearly didn't call you anything. I asked a question. You really think you're not partisan ... for reals?
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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Most do not agree with you, as they feel he may have been betrayed by someone he trusted, but you are entitled to your opinion. PR only goes so far - in the military you've got to prove yourself, since that life is not a game to be played, as the rows of crosses in cemeteries around the world have shown us - and politics unfortunately does not require the same dedication to honor, as we have also seen, IMO.

    Of course not many agree with me. He was betrayed by whom? He's the one who had an affair with a women while married, he's the one that handed over classified material to that women. In the military committing adultery is a CRIME when done by an officer.

    In the Military you don't have prove yourself at officer level post Vietnam. You can glad hand your way to the top when you are an officer. You "impress" by showing off your troops, having the troops do parades and looking spiffy for parades.. then never ever say "no" to the guy above you. That's the road Petraeus took. He never commanded a unit in combat until 2003. He spent most of his career as generals’ aide. So reality is Petraeus didn't have ANY combat experience until 2003 and by that point he was just a glorified desk jockey. He avoid combat deployment early in his career. He missed Grenada, Panama, and First Gulf War because he would end up choosing an aide position (glad hand to it). So again, no you don't have to prove anything as Petraeus avoided commanding troops for most of his career and never saw combat until he was a general.

    So be impressed that with if you want. But understand US military isn't some special place where you have to prove yourself. It's about who you know and Petraeus was very good at that..
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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    At the time of the crime, Petraeus was already retired and no longer in the military
    That's not true. Broadwell was with him in Afghanistan. There are hundreds of photos with him in uniform. Fact here is one where he was testifying.. at Congress.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    If that were true, it would seem he would have been court martialed rather than tried in civilian court. It also would prevent the retired officers we see in the news from criticizing the military and it's civilian leaders. So I question your assertion
    Question it all you want.. it's the law. General William “Kip” Ward rank was lowered after he retired due to his illegal activities.. He was a 4 star and busted down to a 3 star. In 1999 Major General David Hale was recalled and demoted to Col for adultery.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    Yeah right. Generals giving away classified info is no big deal!!!
    We warned you. We knew "Petraeus would betray us" and Bush wouldn't listen.

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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    That's not true. Broadwell was with him in Afghanistan. There are hundreds of photos with him in uniform. Fact here is one where he was testifying.. at Congress.
    Someone being in the same proximity with him is not a crime

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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Question it all you want.. it's the law. General William “Kip” Ward rank was lowered after he retired due to his illegal activities.. He was a 4 star and busted down to a 3 star. In 1999 Major General David Hale was recalled and demoted to Col for adultery.
    That was for adultery committed prior to retirement. And the investigation was ongoing at the time of his retirement

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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    What an idiot.

    Jeez guys - if you are that famous, getting laid to a beautiful woman should be child's play. You can't have just any woman, but go a party, don't act like an idiot and make sure everyone knows who you are and you will have all the lovely notches in your bedpost you can want. They may not be too bright - but they will be lovely to look at.

    It's like with Clinton and Lewinsky. Jeez man you're the Prez - just do like Bush Sr. did; hire a babe as your mistress, give her a title that allows her to hang around you a lot and pay her enough to keep her mouth shut.

    Show me a guy that thinks with his penis and I will show you a guy that ends up with a load of trouble.
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    Re: Petraeus sentenced: 2 years probation; $100K fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    First - it's surprising to me it bothers you. Second I clearly didn't call you anything. I asked a question. You really think you're not partisan ... for reals?
    I'm not surprised that you're surprised, you never actually pay attention to what I say. Even though I never miss an opportunity to criticize the Obama administration when engaged in wrong doing. And you did indeed call me a partisan, as you just now did again in this post. I'd like to see you actually criticize the Republican Party.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Petraeus sentenced: 2 years probation; $100K fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    And hardly received a slap on the wrist
    OBSTRUCTION of JUSTICE and PERJURY, yet no prison time. A SLAP ON THE WRIST.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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