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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    My thinking is yes. Here's why. Although cheating on your spouse is not a crime in the civilian world, if I'm correct it is illegal for US Military personnel. Petraeus is a career soldier and the relationship might have started when he was still in the Army.

    Secondly, I saw something that suggested his girlfriend might have had unauthorized access to his computer. If you're running Central Command during war and you're Director of the CIA, your computer is classified. If she got on his computer even just to check her own email, he might have compromised US national security.

    Thirdly, intelligence officers always have to be on guard against foreign spy agencies using romantic plants commonly called "honey traps" who lure them into relationships for the purpose of getting them to spill their guts on national security matters or blackmail them into handing over national security secrets. Staying on the job as the top CIA officer could send the wrong message to subordinates and water down the standards of not putting yourself in a compromising situation that could compromise American security.
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Sorry... what? How about.... either you simply accept the world isn't full of conspiracies with big bad boogie men, or you come up with a realistic interpretation for why Petreaus resigned.
    I don't have to realistically explain whatever the reason Petraeus resigned. All I have to do is believe he really did resign over an affair like he said he did... or not believe it.

    Saying that he resigned so he wouldn't have to testify in front of congress makes you looks about as clueless as the average pundit.
    I didn't say any such thing anywhere. Derp.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I highly doubt it. The admin didn't want him testifying about Benghazi.
    I agree, did Clinton resign? no, why because their was no extortion involved.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    BUT since this is partisan, all the Democrat hacks are tripping over themselves praising him for announcing in press conferences that he cheated on his wife of 37 years - something the public did NOT know until he announced it. Obviously that is not a necessary humilation to his wife to be able to resign - regardless of why since NO reason need be given to resign any position or job. The typical generic "to spend more time with my family" would have been sufficient.

    Thus, I say he is a total asshole. What a s/itty thing to do to his wife and children. Like the ultimate narcisst.
    I don't understand what you're saying, can you clarify your post? I agree that it would be illogical to announce to the world that you've cheated on your wife, but doesn't that cause you to assume that he had reason to believe that it was going to come out anyway and he wanted to do the right thing before it turned into a circus? John Edwards tried to keep his affair hush hush and it ruined his career and reputation, while from what I've read today Petraeus still has a lot of bipartisan respect.

    The only other explanation is that he was either forced by the administration to resign and make his affair public or he chose to in order to take the heat or wag the dog. However, the former requires some kind of proof (and it seems a bit ridiculous) and the latter is way too ambiguous to even debate at this point in time. Benghazi cover up? It's possible but I don't see how this would function as any kind of cover up.

    This may turn into an argument of whether or not the release of the information was delayed or timed to benefit the Obama administration in some way, which is much more reasonable to argue, but also not terribly damaging.
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    I don't understand what you're saying, can you clarify your post? I agree that it would be illogical to announce to the world that you've cheated on your wife, but doesn't that cause you to assume that he had reason to believe that it was going to come out anyway and he wanted to do the right thing before it turned into a circus? John Edwards tried to keep his affair hush hush and it ruined his career and reputation, while from what I've read today Petraeus still has a lot of bipartisan respect.

    The only other explanation is that he was either forced by the administration to resign and make his affair public or he chose to in order to take the heat or wag the dog. However, the former requires some kind of proof (and it seems a bit ridiculous) and the latter is way too ambiguous to even debate at this point in time. Benghazi cover up? It's possible but I don't see how this would function as any kind of cover up.

    This may turn into an argument of whether or not the release of the information was delayed or timed to benefit the Obama administration in some way, which is much more reasonable to argue, but also not terribly damaging.
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I am worried that you think I wrote the letter. I didn't. I suspect that the husband of the woman Petraeus was fooling around with wrote the letter. That's why I included it in this thread.
    OOps, I got so enthralled by the disclosure that I didn't even see the link above it.

    I still feel the same way, I can't relate to someone who knows their spouse is having an affair and can go on with life as if nothing is different. I'm glad you're not the one going through that, that's an awful burden to lug around.



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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    BUT since this is partisan, all the Democrat hacks are tripping over themselves praising him for announcing in press conferences that he cheated on his wife of 37 years - something the public did NOT know until he announced it. Obviously that is not a necessary humilation to his wife to be able to resign - regardless of why since NO reason need be given to resign any position or job. The typical generic "to spend more time with my family" would have been sufficient.
    I don't know of anyone "praising" him for announcing his adultery. Do you always make **** up? And, FYI, your most vocal Representative Cantor knew about it before it was announced to the public, so why don't you include him in your little rant? Oh, yeah, I forgot, because it is partisan, right?

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