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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    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 was thinking he could have just resigned without mentioning the affair. But I am guessing he knew it was going to come out anyway. If the FBI knew about it then it is likely someone informed on him. Best to get ahead of the story to minimize the damage to your reputation.

    And I do think he should have stepped down just out of fairness. The underlings who work a the CIA have to undergo lifestyle polygraphs and adultery can get them booted from the agency so why should the Director get special treatment?

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    Remember my friend, the 20th century spewed out three major forms of fascism - Bolshevism, Nazism and Corporatism

    All relied on spin and propaganda to convince their slaves - oooops, sorry, I meant CITIZENS - that they are free and live in a democracy and that the rest of the world needs is just jealous, and so most of the nations need to be attacked or have their sovereignty subverted and there resources Corporatised and taken from the local people.

    Corporatism is the highest form of fascism yet devised by human civilisation (or rather un-civilisation)
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    Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    Remember my friend, the 20th century spewed out three major forms of fascism - Bolshevism, Nazism and Corporatism

    All relied on spin and propaganda to convince their slaves - oooops, sorry, I meant CITIZENS - that they are free and live in a democracy and that the rest of the world is just jealous of our supreme superiority, and so most of the nations need to be attacked or have their sovereignty subverted and there resources Corporatised and taken from the local people.

    Corporatism is the highest form of fascism yet devised by human civilisation (or rather un-civilisation)
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    I was thinking he could have just resigned without mentioning the affair. But I am guessing he knew it was going to come out anyway. If the FBI knew about it then it is likely someone informed on him. Best to get ahead of the story to minimize the damage to your reputation.
    Yeah, but that doesn't happen unless somebody wants him out. He was the Director of the CIA during a time of war. If the FBI knew about it, they would have the common sense to keep a lid on it. I don't think this was a simple resignation, he was ousted, and humiliated to boot. Someone really hated him, someone high enough to tell the Director of the CIA to eat a heaping bowl of dicks.

    And I do think he should have stepped down just out of fairness. The underlings who work a the CIA have to undergo lifestyle polygraphs and adultery can get them booted from the agency so why should the Director get special treatment?
    The same reason a LT COL and a SGT MAJ get away with things PVT's and LT's can't. Fairness doesn't mean a damn thing.
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    I think adultery is still punishable under the UCMJ. So his resigning would make sense to avoid prosecution. Oh sorry head of CIA or former. So I have no idea why he would have to over an affair?
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    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****.
    It's just very peculiar. I'm glad you mentioned Holly Petraeus, the forgotten wife in all of this. Why humiliate her so publicly?

    Krauthammer made an observation last night--that if the hope was that Benghazi would go away, and given what the media is guaranteed to report on, a sex scandal fits the bill.

    Now, perhaps, Benghazi won't be swept under the rug even if this is for the wrong reason.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I think adultery is still punishable under the UCMJ. So his resigning would make sense to avoid prosecution. Oh sorry head of CIA or former. So I have no idea why he would have to over an affair?
    i dont think we're getting the real story. you dont suddenly become an adulterer after 38 years of loyal marriage and a flawless military career. something else went on we're not privy to, i believe.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I think adultery is still punishable under the UCMJ. So his resigning would make sense to avoid prosecution. Oh sorry head of CIA or former. So I have no idea why he would have to over an affair?
    Petraeus is no long a member of the military, so does the UCMJ apply here?

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    i dont think we're getting the real story. you dont suddenly become an adulterer after 38 years of loyal marriage and a flawless military career. something else went on we're not privy to, i believe.
    How do you know it was 38 years of loyal marriage? I actually would imagine a large amount of adultery occurs that late in a marriage. Your conspiracy theory idea sounds fun though.
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