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

    Yes, you've been reading too many blogs. The fact is the crimes with which the general was charged were misdemeanors. It is simply the way it is. You don't have to agree with it. You don't even need to understand it.

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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
    Another criminal gets a wrist slap so obama isn't embarrassed even further. Same thing will be done with berghdal.
    Yes, because Obama invented the plea deal....
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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Wasn't Snowden's life destroyed when he released classified information? Yes General Betray-us isn't being held to the same standard at all.

    I would like this general to have his life ruined and him having to flee the country as well or I would like to see Snowden charged and convincted in absentia with similar punishments.

    I would also like to see John McCain charged and convicted because he went to Syria and met with members of Al-Qaeda and ISIS and gave them classified information.
    Well, his life was "destroyed" because in part he ran instead of facing the music. Furthermore, he sold information to other nations, some Petraeus did not do. The differences are quite stark. But mostly, you cannot complain that some one struck a deal and the other didn't, when the other has made no effort to strike such a deal and instead ran to another country.

    I am not going to defend what Petraeus did, he ****ed up, and royally and inexcusably. However, considering a life of service, his cooperation since, and any number of other factors, a plea deal is not unreasonable. His career is over, he has been publicly shamed. That is quite a fall for him. You could almost suggest his life was ruined...
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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
    I don't know if that's true or false but so what anyway? The "everybody does it" excuse is crap. If ted cruz did something like this, liberals would scream for his scalp and say no excuse is acceptable.
    Did Ted Cruz serve his country in the military for 37 ****ing years? With distinction? You know, that counts for something. And even then, it depends alot on the exact circumstances. Under circumstances similar to Petraeus, I doubt I would be dismayed in the least if Cruz got what Petraeus got.
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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    I'm surprised he was punished so severely...I would have figured he would have simply been told to wander off into the sunset.

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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
    You don't understand how the law works. This could have easily been handled as a felony but the prosecutor said no. Why?
    I think you are the one that is confused regarding the legal system.

    1. No one was harmed by the leak.

    2. It was a plea deal. Prosecutors would rather accept a plea deal in most cases than take a case to court.

    Nothing unusual here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, his life was "destroyed" because in part he ran instead of facing the music. Furthermore, he sold information to other nations, some Petraeus did not do. The differences are quite stark. But mostly, you cannot complain that some one struck a deal and the other didn't, when the other has made no effort to strike such a deal and instead ran to another country.

    I am not going to defend what Petraeus did, he ****ed up, and royally and inexcusably. However, considering a life of service, his cooperation since, and any number of other factors, a plea deal is not unreasonable. His career is over, he has been publicly shamed. That is quite a fall for him. You could almost suggest his life was ruined...
    Snowden's charges preclude him from defending himself in public court. Snowden felt that he was a whistleblower who would get charged because he came forward. Given the government's treatment of whistleblowers he's not entirely incorrect.

    Snowden sold information? That's news to me. I might have missed that part. Can you provide a link?
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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    He's an older gentleman, leaks are bound to happen at his age, especially with a younger woman around.
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    Re: Traitor General Petraeus gets off with misdemeanor and probation. No jail or fe

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, his life was "destroyed" because in part he ran instead of facing the music. Furthermore, he sold information to other nations, some Petraeus did not do. The differences are quite stark. But mostly, you cannot complain that some one struck a deal and the other didn't, when the other has made no effort to strike such a deal and instead ran to another country.

    I am not going to defend what Petraeus did, he ****ed up, and royally and inexcusably. However, considering a life of service, his cooperation since, and any number of other factors, a plea deal is not unreasonable. His career is over, he has been publicly shamed. That is quite a fall for him. You could almost suggest his life was ruined...
    Pretty much what I was going to say... except I would have added that I, too, think his sentence was extraordinarily lenient, probably because the info went no further, caused no security risks, and wasn't an intentional attempt to release classified info outside of that room. Still, a man with his history of serving the country in some of the most sensitive, high-security positions on the planet deserves to lose his career. What he did was that dumb, and I don't care how drunk he may have been at the time.

    Still, I feel pity for the guy. Sucks to be him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Snowden's charges preclude him from defending himself in public court. Snowden felt that he was a whistleblower who would get charged because he came forward. Given the government's treatment of whistleblowers he's not entirely incorrect.

    Snowden sold information? That's news to me. I might have missed that part. Can you provide a link?
    So Snowden claims he cannot get a fair trial, so he must be right? Despite all evidence to the contrary?

    Snowden is not a whistleblower. We have specific procedures to follow to be declared a whistleblower. Criminal would probably be the best adjective to describe him.

    Did you not know he gets money from people for having disclosed the information he did? How do you think he is able to afford the security guards and so on. A simple google search will show you any number of places you can give money to him from.
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