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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? Not sure I follow your reasoning.
    He could have submitted his resignation at any time with no explaination. Spend time with his family...yada.yada.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    the 'media' didn't share it with us. That's what he stated in his letter of resignation. Since, aside from this apparent indiscretion, he has a long history of honorable service to his country, I choose to take him at his word until something else is proven. I choose not to engage in conspiracy theories.
    So you believe whatever you're told unless irrefutable proof is provided suggesting otherwise?

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I choose not to engage in conspiracy theories.
    They're a lot of fun and all you need is a minuscule amount of imagination.
    I may be wrong.

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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.
    You must think quite highly of the General to think he would destroy his reputation just to "protect" the Obama administration.
    The CIA was supposed to be in charge of security in Benghazi by the way.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    They're a lot of fun and all you need is a minuscule amount of imagination.
    Yes, but eventually the danger is that you start to believe them!
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    So you believe whatever you're told unless irrefutable proof is provided suggesting otherwise?
    extra ordinary claims require extra ordinary evidence.

    Evidence that Petraeus resigned because an affair--Petraeus says so.
    Evidence that Petraeus resigned for some other reason.... ..... .....

    It think it's more of a case of drawing conclusions from the facts at hand rather than from the speculation at hand.

    fwiw, i think we're all free to change our mind if new evidence comes to light.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    So you believe whatever you're told unless irrefutable proof is provided suggesting otherwise?
    Well, it sure as hell beats the crap out of subscribing to every nutbag conspiracy theory that comes along. Tell me, why is it that you don't believe General Petraeus?
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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    extra ordinary claims require extra ordinary evidence.

    Evidence that Petraeus resigned because an affair--Petraeus says so.
    Evidence that Petraeus resigned for some other reason.... ..... .....

    It think it's more of a case of drawing conclusions from the facts at hand rather than from the speculation at hand.

    fwiw, i think we're all free to change our mind if new evidence comes to light.
    I'm not asking anyone to "prove" anything. We have what Petraeus officially names as his reason for resigning, and then we have the idea that that's not the real reason. Neither of these will be "proven," at least not here. It's not an "extraordinary claim" that the reason he gave wasn't the real one.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Well, it sure as hell beats the crap out of subscribing to every nutbag conspiracy theory that comes along.
    It's not a "nut bag conspiracy theory" to simply state that one does not believe the official reason given by Petraeus as to his resignation. It's simply a matter of sensing that one is being lied to, and that's it.

    Tell me, why is it that you don't believe General Petraeus?
    If he had said "I just want to spend more time with family," as iguanaman suggested he could have used as a cover story if he needed, would you have believed that cover story too?

    I don't believe people as powerful as the Director of the CIA are appointed simply on merit nor do they resign for the simple, ultimately silly reasons they offer upon resignation. It's much more politically complex than that. But I guess some people stick to their fairytale notions of government.

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    Re: Did Petraeus REALLY resign over an extramarital affair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I'm not asking anyone to "prove" anything. We have what Petraeus officially names as his reason for resigning, and then we have the idea that that's not the real reason. Neither of these will be "proven," at least not here. It's not an "extraordinary claim" that the reason he gave wasn't the real one.
    I like the ET explanation offered by Simon W. Moon. There's as much proof of that as any other reason.

    Maybe more facts will come to light that cause me to change my mind. But I'm willing to take the man at his word until they do.
    "Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"

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