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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    No one is going to argue that the director of the CIA should have a private life, right? Case closed.
    Private from the media? Sure.

    Private from the CIA (which is itself a secretive organization), no.
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    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Private from the CIA (which is itself a secretive organization), no.
    That appears to be the problem.

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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    I'm not arguing about the affair affecting his ability to do his job. We don't know the whole facts just yet, but there has been talk of classified information possibly having been passed along by him to his mistress. Until everything is all cleared up, I am reserving judgement on whether or not he should get his job back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Okay.....

    And the point of this thread is that an affair doesn't necessarily mean jack **** about his ability to do his job.
    Hail to the King baby!

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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    The poll's option: "Yes, with conditions". I'm wondering what those conditions might be. Like, no more bangin' chicks without telling the CIA?

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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The poll's option: "Yes, with conditions". I'm wondering what those conditions might be. Like, no more bangin' chicks without telling the CIA?
    I added that option to make sure that all possibilities were allowed for. Whatever they might be.

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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    He's done at the helm of the CIA. There is no sense making this argument.
    Unfortunately I have to agree.
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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That is never going to happen. You must be youngish.
    The writer of the column cited in the OP, Richard Cohen, is 71 years young(ish).

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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    The head of the CIA is a not a regular occupation. You can't simply say "I am off the clock", do something stupid, and then claim that it doesn't effect your job performance. A single careless statement said in the most casual setting has the potential to reveal the wrong information and get someone killed. Foreign intelligence services are probably actively looking for vulnerabilities in such a powerful person to exploit.

    Petraeus demonstrated his job is not his number one priority when he took actions he knew would torpedo his career. He judgement was so terrible he couldn't even be bothered to put any effort into concealing his wrongdoings.

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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    Quote Originally Posted by marsden View Post
    Richard Cohen: David Petraeus is still the best man for the job - San Jose Mercury News

    Should Gen. Petraeus resume his job at the CIA?

    I say, YES!
    It is not going to happen. While it would not bother me in the least for him to resume as CIA director, the reality is he is done at the CIA.
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    Re: Should David Petraeus be asked to resume his job as CIA Director?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The head of the CIA is a not a regular occupation. You can't simply say "I am off the clock", do something stupid, and then claim that it doesn't effect your job performance. A single careless statement said in the most casual setting has the potential to reveal the wrong information and get someone killed. Foreign intelligence services are probably actively looking for vulnerabilities in such a powerful person to exploit.

    Petraeus demonstrated his job is not his number one priority when he took actions he knew would torpedo his career. He judgement was so terrible he couldn't even be bothered to put any effort into concealing his wrongdoings.

    Is your job your number one priority?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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