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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I doubt it, otherwise Petraeus would have just resigned without stating the affair as the reason.

    Besides, I haven't heard very much criticism about drone strikes from military officials.
    perhaps he was threatened or had his family threatened.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    perhaps he was threatened or had his family threatened.
    If such is likely, then it is just as likely Petraeus has enough people loyal to him to deal with that, or get that message out to the media, and it would bring down this administration.

    So I doubt that as well.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    If such is likely, then it is just as likely Petraeus has enough people loyal to him to deal with that, or get that message out to the media, and it would bring down this administration.

    So I doubt that as well.
    does he? i can't say. it just seems convenient that this suddenly happens, just after massive illegal actions by the obama administration; ndaa2012, extrajudicial killings, etc.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    does he? i can't say. it just seems convenient that this suddenly happens, just after massive illegal actions by the obama administration; ndaa2012, extrajudicial killings, etc.
    NDAA 2012 and drone strike assassinations have been going on for a long time. There's nothing sudden about them. And our government isn't really concerned with them. And the parties aren't concerned with them either, because they want that power. Which means political media outlets aren't concerned with them. Which means the people aren't concerned with them.

    I'm not ruling it out - I'm just not jumping to conclusions.

    Let's let investigative reporters do their jobs before we get ground down by the rumor mill.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    NDAA 2012 and drone strike assassinations have been going on for a long time. There's nothing sudden about them. And our government isn't really concerned with them. And the parties aren't concerned with them either, because they want that power. Which means political media outlets aren't concerned with them. Which means the people aren't concerned with them.

    I'm not ruling it out - I'm just not jumping to conclusions.

    Let's let investigative reporters do their jobs before we get ground down by the rumor mill.
    can we trust the media to report factual information?

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    can we trust the media to report factual information?
    Depends on the reporter. But with the blogosphere and podcasts, there are plenty of small outfits out there that would put it out.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Depends on the reporter. But with the blogosphere and podcasts, there are plenty of small outfits out there that would put it out.
    even if to do so opens them to an extrajudicial killing?

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
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    put that truth away before somebody gets hurt!
    I thought that the TRUTH liberates us?

    Must have been a dream

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Exactly. While I can understand him waiting until after the election to do it so as not to become election fodder, it wouldn't have affected the election. Nobody would vote against a President because on of his appointees had an affair.

    Second, what does this have to do with Benghazi? He can still be compelled to testify before Congress. And now that he has resigned he would even have less motivation to lie.

    I am not seeing how this is anything other than the age old story of a powerful man getting caught cheating on his wife.
    I'm sorry, but I'm not buying it. I'm also not buying that this had anything to do with Benghazi, either. I'm sure he was having an affair, a lot of people that high up have a mistress on the side, but that's no reason to resign unless somebody is threatening to expose him. Even if that is the reason, why admit it and humiliate his wife? This thing reeks of bull****.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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