CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extra-Marital Affair

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PETRAEUS RESIGNS OVER 'AFFAIR'
So the purge begins…guess it beats a firing squad from Uncle Joe.

 

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Also learning, arriving a day late, that military ballots probably would have given us a different president. Hilliary and Holder to fly the coop to escape prosecution. The left seeking to calm nerves, no problems, no economic disasters coming. The usual mantra.
    Yeah, all the chicken littles, those having lost their jobs, those soon to lose their jobs, those failing to be able to find a job, friends moving in together for survival, multi generational families forming once again, the national debt staggering, the deficit beyond reduction. When this ends, and one day it will, one way or another, a methematical certaintly, there will be hell to pay.
    As for those voting for this shit, you can die in the streets, I wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire.
    We will soon see blatant, in your face defiance by this administration to the will of the people. You will not see it in the media.
    The stock markets reaction, massive pending layoffs due to deathcare. I personally believe the hateful left would destroy themselves trying to enslave the right.
    Even today, I still prepare for extremely difficult times……..

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    What’s next, commitment to mental institutions and sudden heart attacks while walking the dog?
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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. @ #:

    Don’t count it out…these fuckers are capable of anything.

  4. 4

    let the overreach begin….

    they do this every time they prevail in an election, they go wayyyyy overboard with their agenda and they will pay the price (again).

    two years fellow patriots, two years and we take the Senate. It will happen

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Now this… should prove interesting.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    I guess it’s just too obvious, isn’t it? As stated at tagalong.io, our own past president had an affair and lied about it yet remained our glorious leader, so why would this guy have to resign over an affair? It’s simply a ploy to get him gone and sweep Benghazi under the rug.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Given that governors will have no real control over the exchanges anyway, they may as well let Obama administration officials sleep in the bed they made for themselves. It’s highly doubtful that the same administration responsible for implementing the failed economic stimulus package will be able to competently operate dozens of exchanges. Republican governors should allow the feds to live with the mess they created rather than clean up for them.

    Another reason Republican governors should hold off on setting up exchanges is that there’s still a pending lawsuit that could drastically affect their implementation decision. Obamacare penalizes businesses up to $2,000 per employee if they don’t provide insurance and one of their employees obtains subsidies to purchase insurance on an exchange. Yet as Cato Institute health policy scholar Michael Cannon and Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University School of Law outlined this past July, the way Obamacare was drafted, the subsidies for individuals to purchase insurance apply to state-based insurance exchanges, rather than ones created at the federal level. In September, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a complaint in court arguing that businesses should not be subject to the penalty if it’s a federal exchange for which subsidies shouldn’t be available. Cannon argued to me that if this case is successful, it would force Congress to reopen Obamacare. For instance, he explained, if Illinois sets up an exchange and Missouri does not, a favorable ruling in this law suit would mean that Missouri businesses would be exempted from taxes that would be imposed on businesses in Illinois. Thus, even Democratic governors would want to see changes in the law.

    On Friday, Sebelius wrote a letter to governors extending the deadline for them to make a decision until December 14, though Cannon argues that it will keep getting extended again, just as has been the case with other legislation.

    In one good sign, chair of the Republican Governors Association, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, has said he would not create a state exchange or participate in the Medicaid expansion. Though in Ohio, Gov. John Kasich has been wavering.

    For more reasons why Republican governors shouldn’t implement the exchanges, check out Cannon’s piece in the National Review.

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    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

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    Waitaminute, I thought Obama won his re-election bid?

    I hereby denounce myself.

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    Patterico and Ace even smell a rat:

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    I don’t believe it for a second. The timing is just too perfect.

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches says:

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    Waitaminute, I thought Obama won his re-election bid?

    :em05: :em05:
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    DJ Allyn growls and barks:

    PETRAEUS RESIGNS OVER ‘AFFAIR’

    Has there been anything that tells you that this WASN’T an affair? I mean, aside from Petraeus actually coming out and admitting that he had an affair, and that the FBI was investigating the case because the mistress had been using his email address to harass another woman?

    It isn’t that I care — I really don’t. If he had an affair, that is between Petraeus, his wife and his mistress (and possibly another)

    So the purge begins…guess it beats a firing squad from Uncle Joe.

    Again, I really don’t care. This is between Petraeus and his boss, the President of the United States. Since he “serves at the pleasure of the President”, if Obama really wanted to get rid of him, he doesn’t need a reason. All he has to do is shit-can him without given ANY reason except the usual “David Petraeus has resigned to spend more time with his family” or something like that.

    Personally, I hope that Obama opens up the doors and takes a large broom and sweeps EVERYONE out and starts over. There are too many Bush holdovers currently working for him now.

    We already know that Holder is probably going to leave, Hillary has been saying for about two years that she is going to leave in January 2013. Yes, LET there be a purge. It’s what Presidents do.

    But pretending that this particular resignation is somehow a retaliation or NOT an affair just goes to show how MUCH you want your beliefs to be validated.

    Petraeus will be alright. Maybe he will have a different wife down the road, but he will be alright.
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    Special Ed growls and barks:

    Like I GAS about what happens to Petraeus! Deej I’m really sorry that I didn’t follow up on my previous question, re: how does the liberal model of life, the universe, and everything, um, you know, work? Could you please sum it up for me now? I know I’m asking a lot, but I really don’t get it; understanding as I do: math, physics, and human nature, and all that jazz.

    Seriously, all snark on my part aside. I really don’t understand where the motivation and resources come from.

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    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret growls and barks:

    C’mon Deej, care or not (and I don’t), even you have to admit this is “suspicious”. The Director of the CIA, a retired 4 star hailed as the savior of the Afghan campaign, has an extra marital affair THAT NO ONE HAS HEARD ABOUT? Vetted and confirmed by the Senate and it NEVER CAME OUT? And now the Secretary of State will conveniently be out of the country and unable to testify in the Benghazi debacle, just like Petraeus? Nah, nothing to see here, move along.

    He WON, don’t you get it?

    And, on an unrelated note, thanks for all the great stuff in the jukebox lately, at least there’s been something good on the intertubes.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Oh bullshit, Deej.

    Nobody gives a good fuck about the affair bit, although it shows extremely poor judgment and loose “morals” and it DOES compromise your security clearance. THAT last part is something that those of us not just regurgitating leftist damage control talking points who actually know of what we speak understands.

    Which is the real point here. That affair goes back over a year. You’re telling me that the guys vetting this guy before he could end up heading the freaking CIA had no idea about it? If so, the vetters need to be fired post-haste along with everybody who ever had a cup of coffee with them without immediately throwing it in their faces.

    So how come it’s only now brought out, after the election and after Petraeus quite eloquently stated that nobody in his agency had nothing to do with the order to leave our soil and our ambassador in the wind? Seriously?

    More importantly: How does his resignation mean that he cannot testify about a time when he WAS the chief of the CIA?
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    DJ Allyn growls and barks:

    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret says:

    C’mon Deej, care or not (and I don’t), even you have to admit this is “suspicious”.

    I don’t see anything “suspicious” about any of this. Why? Because I am not looking for anything suspicious.

    Even FOX News is reporting that the FBI investigation was started months ago, which means it predates your “scandal” about Benghazi, which I’m guessing is the reason you think it as being “suspicious”.

    Just like looking for negatives and finding them, I suppose you can look for something suspicious in virtually everything and find it. I am suspicious of your suspicion…. (see how that works?)

    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret says:

    The Director of the CIA, a retired 4 star hailed as the savior of the Afghan campaign, has an extra marital affair THAT NO ONE HAS HEARD ABOUT?

    That is a strange question. How many people here are having affairs that we don’t know about? (that is a rhetorical question — I honestly don’t care) How many politicians and other public people are having affairs right now that we don’t know about — yet?

    You don’t hear about these things until after the fact. Sometimes months or years after the fact. Sometimes you don’t hear about them at all.

    That said, I refer you back to the above FOX News cite where it says, “The relationship was an open secret with those who knew the Petraeus’, sources also tell Fox News.” So there were people who knew about it, and eventually someone who blabbed.

    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret says:

    And now the Secretary of State will conveniently be out of the country and unable to testify in the Benghazi debacle, just like Petraeus?

    See? MY “suspicions” were correct — you are suspicious because of Benghazi. (not that it would take a Mensa candidate to figure that one out)

    But again, go back to the FOX News report where it says:

    There is no indication the scandal is related to the Libya situation.

    However, Feinstein and Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the ranking Republican on the Senate intelligence committee, said Sunday that Petraeus could later be called to testify.

    “I wouldn’t rule out Gen. Petraeus being called to testify,” Chambliss said on ABC’s “This Week.”

    There is nothing preventing Petraeus from testifying. They didn’t kill him or cut out his tongue, he just no longer works for the CIA.

    LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret says:

    And, on an unrelated note, thanks for all the great stuff in the jukebox lately, at least there’s been something good on the intertubes.

    I just posted something from Andrew Wood — a great friend and musician that died way too young, just before he had a chance to make it really big.

    Emperor Misha I says:

    Nobody gives a good fuck about the affair bit, although it shows extremely poor judgment and loose “morals” and it DOES compromise your security clearance.

    Then why be “suspicious”? The guy admitted to having the affair. He admitted to having poor judgment, and HE asked to be “allowed” to resign. From every indication, he brought it to Obama, not Obama bringing it to him.

    Emperor Misha I says:

    You’re telling me that the guys vetting this guy before he could end up heading the freaking CIA had no idea about it?

    It depends on how big this “affair” was. Are we talking about a daily romp and public appearances? Or is it something that happened a handful of times or had the appearance of being just a platonic relationship? I am sure it isn’t uncommon for there to be a full-blown affair going on without most people even noticing it. Especially if it is a guy like General Petraeus who was publicly known for frowning on affairs and was reportedly verbal about his displeasure about such things.

    And maybe the agency DID know about the affair and looked the other way — until it became public, and he was forced to make a decision to resign. Who knows, and who cares?

    I didn’t want to see him resign — he was / is a good man. HE made the decision to resign — because HE felt it was the right thing to do.

    Emperor Misha I says:

    So how come it’s only now brought out, after the election and after Petraeus quite eloquently stated that nobody in his agency had nothing to do with the order to leave our soil and our ambassador in the wind? Seriously?

    Nobody had nothing? :em05:

    Sorry, it just jumped out at me.

    Misha, before / after, it came out. It certainly wasn’t anything that was going to effect the election. Most people aren’t even following this faux Benghazi scandal. There is no “there” there, just the circular bullshit that continues to run though the InterTube and regurgitated by Right wing pundits and blogits.

    Emperor Misha I says:

    More importantly: How does his resignation mean that he cannot testify about a time when he WAS the chief of the CIA?

    You (and obviously others) are jumping to the conclusion that this somehow bars him from testifying in front of the various congressional committees. It doesn’t. Now unless he is found dead in a spectacular car fire on a deserted road, (which would be “suspicious”) there is absolutely no reason why he can’t or won’t be called on to testify. In fact, a few committee members have already publicly stated that he will still appear — just not as originally scheduled.

    * You will notice that I kept referring to the FOX News article concerning this. There were about sixty others I could have used, but I felt that unless you are pissed off at FOX for calling the election for Obama, it would probably be the only “source” you would consider.
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