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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    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.
    we would have heard something about it before, this timing is highly convenient after 38 years the time for this to happen is now right after obama's illegal actions. the general has been silenced/threatened, i think.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    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.
    I don't understand why you would imagine that longevity of a marriage correlates to adultery. My guess is that adultery often leads to divorce rather than a marriage of many years.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    we would have heard something about it before, this timing is highly convenient after 38 years the time for this to happen is now right after obama's illegal actions. the general has been silenced/threatened, i think.
    So because it's never been in the news before we should assume it's never happened and that this is unprecedented? The truth is usually the simplest answer. He may or may not have cheated before, however, I find it unlikely that he gets caught the first time he cheated.

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I don't understand why you would imagine that longevity of a marriage correlates to adultery. My guess is that adultery often leads to divorce rather than a marriage of many years.
    Did I ever say it was correlated? I said it still occurs much more frequently than roflpublican's "doesn't happen".

    After a marriage that long I can imagine some people start to lose the spark in their marriages, and want to feel wanted and desired again.
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So because it's never been in the news before we should assume it's never happened and that this is unprecedented? The truth is usually the simplest answer. He may or may not have cheated before, however, I find it unlikely that he gets caught the first time he cheated.


    Did I ever say it was correlated? I said it still occurs much more frequently than roflpublican's "doesn't happen".

    After a marriage that long I can imagine some people start to lose the spark in their marriages, and want to feel wanted and desired again.
    That's assuming that longevity extinguishes the spark and diminishes desireability. In the long, successful marriages I've observed, this just isn't so.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    So, which is it?
    Having read a bit about the man himself, it would not surprise me that the reason given is indeed, the truth. He is known to be hypercritical of his own performance, and adheres to a very disciplined and strict lifestyle. Just may be, he feels he breached those exacting standards....

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    . He may or may not have cheated before, however, I find it unlikely that he gets caught the first time he cheated.

    That reminds me of the tv show "To Catch A Predator" where the criminal always states " this is the first time I ever done this"...lol

    But I really don't think this is anybody's business other than Petraeus , his wife, and the mistress. Why does our government insist on being in our bedrooms?


    As far as a conspiracy am not certain what the benefit of this all is. Are people suggesting the mistress was put up to this to bring Patraeus down?

    One thing noted is that Patraeus did not fight back at this so I think he most likely has a whole lot of dirt under the rug he wants to keep that way.

    As I have always said, Men are Jackasses.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    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.
    I don't think Benghazi is even part of the equation. Everybody knows damn well that the American attention span is very short. I give it one month before the general public forgets all about it. This feels like something different, but without all the facts, I can't possibly say for sure. Had he simply resigned, I would think he was just tired of it all. He spent 37 years in the Army, and then got appointed as head of the CIA, which had to be a drastic change. Whatever the reasons behind it, whoever wanted him out, also wanted to humiliate him, and they had the position and power to do it.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    I hate and detest these controlled choices , or anything controlled...
    So - no vote!
    People should question these things.......however, and I will try not be judgemental.
    What this gentleman did was NOT heinous, in my opinion, and the public should NOT know about it
    The public should learn to mind their own business.
    We need a better people....all around....
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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.
    Anyone who has served in the military can tell you that is flat out wrong. General and flag officers are often busted in infidelity. It is a common headline in the Army Times.

    The all of a sudden becoming an adulterer after 38 year is suspect, though. Suspect in that I highly doubt it was his first time. Infidelity is rampant in the military, including in the upper echelons.

    I don't know why people associate being a decorated military officer with being a faithful husband. They have nothing to do with each other.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    That reminds me of the tv show "To Catch A Predator" where the criminal always states " this is the first time I ever done this"...lol

    But I really don't think this is anybody's business other than Petraeus , his wife, and the mistress. Why does our government insist on being in our bedrooms?


    As far as a conspiracy am not certain what the benefit of this all is. Are people suggesting the mistress was put up to this to bring Patraeus down?

    One thing noted is that Patraeus did not fight back at this so I think he most likely has a whole lot of dirt under the rug he wants to keep that way.

    As I have always said, Men are Jackasses.
    If you work for a spook agency, who you sleep with can be extremely important.

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