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  • Anonymous

    Nov. 1, Iran fires on a drone and we do not hear about it for over a week, they say the reason was that it was a classified mission (read CIA). Today, General Petraeus, CIA Director, resigns due to an extra-marital affair. Petraeus was scheduled to testify on the Benghazi mess and the disinformation surrounding it….geesh..strange times…just coincidence, I am sure of that
    I have not seen this kind of coincidence since the Nixon administration…

    • Anonymous

      I can only think of three reasons why he would resign. Its either 1) your right 2) he enjoyed Zumba classes in Maine 3) he had an affair with another high ranking offical.

    • And remember what his last command was ..largest..cia was a demotion ..then Benghazi ..fall guy?

    • Anonymous

      You lost the election – get over it.  Let go of the Benghazi drama.

    • Anonymous

      The FBI discovered his affair when they were investigating a security breach of his email account. 
      I expect you would prefer a good conspiracy theory, however.

    • Anonymous

      Petraeus was having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.  She sent harassing emails to another woman who complained; the FBI investigated because of Broadwell’s connection to Petraeus.  The FBI discovered the affair.
      On election night, the FBI told Obama.  Either Obama asked Petraeus to resign, or Petraeus offered to resign.  Either way, it was about the FBI discovering the affair.
      Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and an affair is just an affair.

  • Anonymous

    I smell Benghazi.

    • Anonymous

      You would be correct. Also look into Pat Tillman case again and refresh your memory.

    • Anonymous

      This has Kenyan birth certificate written all over it! 

      • Anonymous

        Good disinformation deflection attempt.

        • Anonymous

          What kind of real information does anyone else on here have beyond stupid and wild conspiracy theories? Good attempt at criticizing me for the exact thing that everyone else on here is doing. At least I’m not being serious about it.

      • Anonymous

         I doubt we will ever get the real story. It looks like he is willing to fall on his sword first.

        • Anonymous

          I think we already got the real story. 
          You sound so angry and cynical.  Why can’t you believe that Petraeus is telling the truth?  If he is lying, then he is hurting his own wife in order to lie about something else.  That makes no sense.
          Consider this:  He made a mistake.  He became involved in an extramarital affair, just as he said.  He has spent all his life holding himself and his subordinates to a very high standard.  He now realizes that he failed to live up to his own high standards. 
          CIA agents who have affairs can possibly be blackmailed by the adversaries of our nation — if Petraeus would fire a CIA agent over something like this, he knows the the only honorable thing for himself is to resign.  He is an honorable man who lost his head over a woman, and now he has come to his senses, and knows that he has to resign.
          The president, by offering both the general and his wife his prayers,  but not alluding to the affair, said the right thing.

          • Anonymous

             Sounds like a good cover story.
            But:
            Just between you and me, people really don’t care about affairs anymore or what happens in whose bedroom.  I don’t, do you?

          • Anonymous

            You know that’s a lie.

          • Anonymous

             I really don’t care who you are sleeping with. Honest.

          • Anonymous

            You said “people really don’t care about affairs anymore or what happens in whose bedroom”. You’re going to say that with a straight face? 

          • Anonymous

            You may not care who Petraeus sleeps with.  But his wife cares.  So the head of the CIA made himself vulnerable to blackmail, and then did the honorable thing and resigned.
            Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

          • Anonymous

             That is not true. That is 50’s thinking. Would you say the same if he
            were gay? Maybe he wouldn’t want to come out. Does this mean secretly
            gay people shouldn’t hold office?

          • Anonymous

            Go have an affair, and when your wife dumps you tell her “That’s just ’50s thinking!”  See if that works for you.

          • Anonymous

             That is not a national security threat. 

          • Anonymous

            Petraeus’s biographer Paula Broadwell sent harassing emails to another woman; that woman complained; the FBI investigated and discovered that Petraeus was having an affair with Broadwell.
            The FBI notified President Obama on election night.  Security threat or not, that’s when Petraeus decided to resign.
            I’m sure you would have preferred it to be something about the faux scandal that Fox is trying to create about Benghazi, but sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and an affair is just an affair.

          • County Escapee

            We stopped worrying about affairs after Clinton. I suspect it has more to do with the perceived CIA mess-ups and his relationship with the Prez.  Remember all the “betray us” claims a while ago?

          • Anonymous

            You may not care what Pres. Clinton or Gen. Petraeus does, but their wives care.  Mrs. Petraeus doesn’t want to be betrayed.  So if the head of the CIA has a secret from his wife, he is vulnerable to blackmail, and that is bad for the security of the nation.  It’s as simple as that.  That’s why he had to resign.

          • Anonymous

            That is not true. That is 50’s thinking. Would you say the same if he were gay? Maybe he wouldn’t want to come out. Does this mean secretly gay people shouldn’t hold office?

          • Anonymous

            Why are you obsessed with gays?  What does that have to do with anything at all?

            Gay or straight, no one likes to be betrayed by their husband or wife.
            You say “that’s 50s thinking.”  Go sneaking around your wife’s back in another woman’s bedroom, and see if your wife likes it.  I’ll bet she wouldn’t say, “Oh, getting angry about my husband sc&#@ing another woman — that would be ’50s thinking.  I’m happy he betrayed me.” 
            I’ll bet Mrs. Petraeus wasn’t happy at all about being betrayed.

            If you think women don’t mind being betrayed by their husbands, you shouldn’t get married.

          • Anonymous

             I am not obsessed at all. You are with the notion that somehow because he had an affair he might be blackmailed. I think that’s 50’s crap.

            , “he is vulnerable to blackmail, and that is bad for the security of the
            nation.  It’s as simple as that.  That’s why he had to resign.”

          • FELT

            Read J. Edgar Hoover’s bio…you’ve got a lot to learn about how power is weilded in D.C.

          • Anonymous

            Cheese, if I had an affair (which I would never do) my wife would be furious, and our marriage would be over.
            You say that’s ’50s thinking.  Well, go have an affair, and when your wife dumps you tell her, “But that’s just ’50s thinking!” and see how that works for you.
            If you think that objecting to your spouse having an affair is just ’50s thinking, you shouldn’t ever get married.
            An affair would put his marriage in danger — so yes, it would make him vulnerable to blackmail.

            Anyway, I learned more today.  He was having an affair with the woman who was writing his biography.  They had been working together on a book, she is very attractive, and they started having an affair. 
            For some reason, she decided to hack into his email account.  Maybe she thought she would get more good information for her book. 
            The FBI discovered that the email of the CIA director had been hacked.  The FBI investigated, and discovered the affair.  So Petraeus resigned because of the FBI’s discovery of his affair.  He got caught by the FBI. 
            At least, that appears to be the latest on this.

          • FELT

            Gay power couples in the Military or government?  You bet… I knew a few, much intrigue, much secrecy. Being closeted really develops one’s skills at hiding all kinds of ‘secrets’, and remember there have been a lot of gay spies….Britain once exclusively hired gay agents and the Soviet Union would ‘turn’ gay officials….Google ‘gay spies’ and open your eyes to the real way intelligence agencies work.. 

          • Anonymous

            Irrelevant rumors about ancient history.

          • County Escapee

            The head of the CIA would certainly admit to a lousy affair before he’d sell out.
            His betrayal in no way rises to what John Edwards’ wife went through. THAT was way beyond the General’s transgression.

          • Anonymous

            It turns out that the FBI discovered Petraeus’s affair.
            You and I probably share the same low opinion of Edwards, by the way. Edwards is a lying jerk.

          • County Escapee

            Ya. The FBI was monitoring his Emails for whatever reason, but he ‘fessed up immediately. No chance of any blackmail. No excuses from me but as an older guy myself, a powerful man traveling the world with her and 37 years of marriage under his belt, I can easily see how this could happen. We don’t live in a perfect world. Just ask Maria Shriver.

          • Anonymous

            CNN says she was sending harassing emails to another woman, and the woman complained; the FBI investigated, and discovered Petraeus’s affair. 
            The FBI notified Obama on election night.

          • Anonymous

             Yes. You are right.

          • Anonymous

            I think you like conspiracy theories, as long as they involve Democrats (the president particularly) or people who work for a Democratic president (such as Gen. Petraeus).
            If it is a cover story, why would he invent a cover story that goes out of its way to hurt his wife? 
            Consider the possibility that he is a career soldier and an honorable man.
            As for what people do in their bedroom, if I was doing something in another woman’s bedroom, my wife would be concerned.
            It doesn’t matter what you think about General Petraeus’ love life.  It matters what Mrs. Petreaus thinks.  He could be blackmailed, a position that a CIA officer shouldn’t put himself in.
            If he was having an extramarital affair, he should hold himself to the same high standard that he holds his subordinates to.

          • FELT

            This wasn’t a weekend ZUMBA lesson, but they actually lived together in Afghanistan. A lot of classified information can be ‘accidently’ shared. 

            Now a secret. The CIA prefers to hire brilliant analysts with a serious flaw in their past or present, so when it comes time to dump them for whatever reason, including taking a fall for some high official, they use it. 

            Can you honestly tell me that the CIA wasn’t fully aware of this affair? Remember the relationship Nixon had with Hoover at the FBI who had a dossier on everyone and they used it to control people. This is the way D.C. works and the scary thought is maybe Augusta does too.

          • Anonymous

             The FBI discovered his affair, and that’s when he had to resign.

          • Anonymous

            His wife already know the truth. She is a mean one herself.

          • Anonymous

             I’ve never met her, and I don’t have any way of reading her mind.  I’m surprised that you do.

          • Anonymous

            Mrs. Petraeus has been the wife of the “good soldier” for 37 years. She knows how it works for men like her husband. You are right, Petraeus is a very honorable man. He will do his duty for his commander. He always has and always will. There is much more to this story then a man having an affair.

          • Anonymous

            The woman he was having the affair with hacked his email account.  The FBI discovered that the email of the head of the CIA had been hacked, and that’s what brought the affair to the attention of the FBI.  At that point Petraeus’s secret was out, and he resigned.

          • Anonymous

             Isn’t it great we know all the facts so quickly from DC and we all know how fast DC is in getting info to the public when one of their own get in a mess.

          • Anonymous

            ……the president by offering both the general and his wife his prayers……sure, on a rug facing Mecca.

          • Anonymous

             Ignorant baloney.

          • Anonymous

            Really?
            Every other sitting president in recent memory, and I go back to Truman, within three weeks of taking the oath, had picked a church to attend on a regular basis, if not every Sunday.
            What church has BarryO picked? And what church has he regularly attended since taking office?
            Answer: None
            Why: He’s Muslim

          • Anonymous

            Abraham Lincoln never joined any church.  He said that he was looking for a church that had the Golden Rule as its only creed, but never found that church.
            Ronald Reagan didn’t go to church when he was in the White House, but occasionally preachers came to the White House to visit him.  Same with President Obama.
            Our Constitution says that there shall be no religious test for holding office under the United States Constitution.  So if he was a Mulsim or an atheist, that would be fine with our Founding Fathers who said that there shall be no religious test.  But, in fact, Obama is a practicing Christian.
            Find a new conspiracy theory, please.  This one is old, sad, and worn out.

          • Anonymous

            He is absolutely NOT a practicing or any other type Christian. One day, you too will learn.

          • FELT

            But was national security compromised?  Pillow Politic’s are a major factor in Augusta and certainly the same hold’s true in D.C. 

          • Anonymous

            The woman he was having the affair with (she was writing his biography) hacked into his email.  The FBI discovered that the email account of the head of the CIA had been hacked — certainly a security problem.  Petraeus’s secret affair was discovered by the FBI.

    • Anonymous

       Or, more likely, Martians.

    • FELT

      Just don’t taste any of it…very toxic.

  • ptkitty

    General Petraeus couldn’t resign before Election Day because it may have cast doubt about Obama’s judgement.

     Why should the general resign?  We just learned in Maine “What business is it of anybody’s what TWO CONSENTING ADULTS DO IN THE BEDROOM.”    Thank you, General Clapper,  for praising General Petraeus’  “sacrifice”…was a virgin sacrificed?

    • Anonymous

      You may not care what Gen. Petraeus does in another woman’s bedroom, but his wife cares.  Mrs. Petraeus doesn’t want to be betrayed.  So if the head of the CIA has a secret from his wife, he is vulnerable to blackmail, and that is bad for the security of the nation.  It’s as simple as that.  That’s why he had to resign.

      As for “what we just learned in Maine” you seem to be confusing marriage with sex.  Marriage is about mutual love, caring, and commitment, for better for worse, in sickness and in health.
      An extramarital affair is about sex and betrayal.
      Marriage, and extramarital affairs, are not the same thing.

      On another page today you confused marriage with paying for sex.  If you can’t tell the difference, you shouldn’t get married.

  • Anonymous

    Headcount reduction announced at CIA mere days after Obummer gets reelected! Big surprise! Expect 10% unemployment by Christmas! Gas at $8 a gallon in 2013!

    lol

  • Anonymous

    Hellllloooooo !!!
      You sleepy sheep aint seen nuthin’ yet.
    Things are just getting warmed up.
    I didnt vote for you know who.

    • Anonymous

       No, I don’t know who you didn’t vote for.  The Easter Bunny?
      Actually, I don’t care who you didn’t vote for.

    • Anonymous

      The disinfo agents are in here protecting Obama

  • Anonymous

    I wish we were being told the real story.  There’s no way this guy is stepping down because he cheated on his wife.  There’s much more to this.

    • Anonymous

       He’s being the good soldier. Taking the bullet for his commander.  Benghazi and four dead Americans, this is not over.

      • Washington County

        As much as I love all good conspiracy stories, this is probably the truth. No one (as high as Petraeus) in their right mind would tell the world he had an affair to cover up for Obama. We lost so it’s time to move on. I didn’t vote for Obama, but I will support him.

        • Anonymous

            No one (as high as Petraeus) in their right mind would tell the world he had an affair to cover up for Obama. As stated…the good soldier.

          • Anonymous

            A good soldier who resigned because he left the CIA vulnerable to blackmail over his affair.  He would not tolerate a subordinate in the CIA who had an affair, and as an honest man, had to resign out of honor.

        • Anonymous

           It’s not – more of the story is now coming out.  Looks like he gave her access to confidential information, or so the FBI thinks.

      • Anonymous

        He’s being a good soldier by doing the honorable thing — he had an affair, thus betraying his wife.  That left him open to blackmail, and he’s the head of the CIA.  He wouldn’t tolerate this in any of his subordinates.  So being a good soldier and an honorable man, he did what he knew he had to do.  He resigned.  Simple as that.
        You are too ready to believe conspiracy theories.  Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

        • Anonymous

          Benghazi is the real issue here. You statement could be true  but don’t leave out Benghazi, heads will roll on that one.

          • Anonymous

             More likely, Martians.  I mean, if you are into silly conspiracy theories, why not Martians?

          • Anonymous

             Benghazi happened. Martians didn’t.

        • Anonymous

          You are in the Obama Protection mode today aren’t you.. Whats in it for you$$$$$

          • Anonymous

            You are in the Obama hate/conspiracy theory mode today aren’t you.. What’s in it for you $$$$$
            See, I can say something equally dumb as what you said.

  • Anonymous

    And George P. Bush just signed election papers in Fort Worth, Texas…

    this is seriously ‘news’ to people….what do you expect, it’s about as predictable as a major huricane hitting the coast of New York every thirty years or so, it’s just how it is

  • Anonymous

    Bunch of crap. He is going in front of the congress next weak and now he can proclaim Exec, privalige.. Him and obama did some dity work in libia by giving weapons to the terriost along with stinger missils and when Stevens tried to get them back they raided the cia compond killing Stevens all the while Obama was watching via camera on the drones.. Heck both could be brought up on some hard charges against america. 

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t it seem strange, that the whole story came out with all the facts in less then twenty four hours? NOTHING happens in Washington in twenty four hours.

  • Anonymous

    waits till after the election..who’s next

  • Anonymous

    maybe his name will appear on the ZUMBA list

  • Anonymous

    I believe we will find out the full story of Benghazi, the drone that was fired on and the border agent that was killed with the weapons WE shipped to Mexico etc etc because…well….by golly…this is the MOST transparent administration in the history of the universe!  The president  said that himself and surely….he isn’t a liar right?  Yes I know…you won….I’ll say it before you do….

  • Anonymous

    Another dirt-bag,how surprising

  • Anonymous

    I’m worried.

    • Anonymous

      You have good reson to be….we all do.

  • Anonymous

    Bush made a good decision when he chose Petraeus to lead in Iraq.  Of course the libs all hated him.  But then Obama endorsed him and they all loved him. 

    • Anonymous

      Your presumption to know something about others’ thoughts and allegiances shows an ignorance typical of many reactionaries. Stupid comment.

      • Anonymous

        are you saying the libs liked him when Bush was in office.  

        • Anonymous

          I’m saying such generalities are pretty silly. By all accounts he was a level-headed, honorable soldier. Media accounts both positive and negative, from left or right, seldom take the true measure of such figures and following the media’s lead more often than not lead people astray in both directions. I don’t trust blanket statements about what liberals think, especially as opinions in liberals in general are all over the map. I always thought of him as someone doing his job, a very difficult, unenviable one. I didn’t agree with the war, but those that illegally got thrust into it… the men and women following orders… have had to bear the brunt of the lies and oil agenda of the neo-cons that manipulated the country into war. He did what he could to protect those people, at least from where I have been sitting.

          • Anonymous

            I wish there was an unbiased source for news.

          • Anonymous

             Every human being has a bias, whether we realize our own bias or not.

    • Gen Petreus  was talked about for the 2016 presidential race.

      Gen Petreus was drinking when he was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine and talked out of school. Google is your friend.

      Odd that he was kicked out of his military post to the CIA. Aren’t they supposed to keep a secret?

      The mistress has lived in 60 countries and speaks Arabic. Think maybe the CIA took care of him in their own way before he had to testify next week over Benghazi?

      • Anonymous

        You say, “Gen Petreus was drinking when he was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine and talked out of school.”  Wrong general.  That was General Stanley McChrystal.
        The woman he (Petraeus) had the affair with hacked his email account. The FBI discovered that the email of the head of the CIA had been hacked. The FBI told Petraeus that they had discovered his affair, and that his security had been breached by his girlfriend. He had to resign.

  • Anonymous

    I find it sort of odd that CIA blacksites, torture, illegal rendition, kidnappings, extrajudicial killings, assassinations don’t elicit the same shame as… having a lover. I’ll bet there’s more to this than being reported. There almost always is. 

    • Anonymous

      you are genius 

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t pass the stink test, anymore than a youtube video causing attacks on embassy. Another magic bullet.

  • FELT

    A late night reading of military blogs reveals Washington’s worse kept secret is ‘out’. Some are even crediting P’s success with his ‘close’ relationship with his ‘biographer’, esp. while embedded(sic) in Afghanistan.

    A picture of his wife show’s the real victim….ah, the military lifestyle. 

    The coincidences are maddening…quits a few days before testimony, g.f. works for Eliz. Warren, etc. No wonder Hollywood loves the Obama regime so much; plenty of stories to put on the big screen…plenty of Navy Seals and Delta Force agents to debrief…..can’t wait for Angus to clean up D.C. politic’s. :))

  • Anonymous

    “All In” is an apt name for this book.  

  • Anonymous

    “All In”

    Late hosts will have a field day.

    Yessah

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