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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    I doubt the resignation has to do with Benghazi. Plus he can still be called to Congress. Which I doubt he would take the 5th and not appear.

    Although, I would Note that with the trial of General Sinclair. That Sinclair has stated if he was going down so were others too. Which does bring me to the point of noticing that Several Leading Generals that are Republican have been removed from command or have been in the news with some issue. McChrystal, Sinclair, Couple of other TOP Flag Officers as well.

    Moreover has anyone got word why Rear Admiral Gaouette was pulled from our Battle Carrier Strike Group in the ME? As I have hear he has been accused of inappropriate leadership judgement. Which I would have to question this charge being thrown at the Admiral. As well as some charges that have been thrown at some Generals.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    He blew his clearance. He had no choice. He had to resign. It is really that simple.
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    If you work for a spook agency, who you sleep with can be extremely important.
    Exactly or even any friendship outside ones family and friends in the dept. Any outside external relationships.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    So what WOULD have been a "face saving" move, exactly?
    "to spend more time with my family" is the well worn classic.
    I may be wrong.

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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.

    If he was going to make up a story to resign, it would be someting to embarrass anyone in his family, especially his wife in front of the entire world.

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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.
    If he's not the CIA director, he can't testify?
    I don't think that's true. I think people can testify even if they're not the CIA director. Pretty sure.
    I may be wrong.

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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.
    ...by extraterrestrials. That's how I heard it.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    ...by extraterrestrials. That's how I heard it.
    no probably obama, but then again there are rumors he's a reptillian, so i guess it could be the same thing.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilians

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    "to spend more time with my family" is the well worn classic.
    Yep, he had the option to do it silently.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    If he was going to make up a story to resign, it would be someting to embarrass anyone in his family, especially his wife in front of the entire world.
    I agree. The story we're getting is the sanitized version. No doubt he acted like a lemming in heat with this gal after she broke up with him. It wasn't the affair . . . it's what he did afterwards. I heard this morning on the radio that he'd sent her thousands of emails...waxing about their ended relationship...talking about trysts in his office...stalking her...The FBI Has Been Investigating Petraeus Biographer Paula Broadwell - Business Insider
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