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CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extra-Marital Affair

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Captain Ron, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Very interesting. I don't know whether my respect for him just went up or down.
     

  2. Mr981

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    3 days after the election he decides to quit over an affair--hmmm.
    One more thing that was kept quiet until the election was done? I got a feeling this isn't the only other post-election surprise we'll learn about in the next few weeks.
     
  3. Dr. Leaky

    Dr. Leaky Know-It-All

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    Throughout the Benghazi thing I kept wondering how it was that he didn't have anything to say. So it turns out they had this on him? Maybe now we'll hear what he has to say...
     
  4. Captain Ron

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    I wonder if this has any thing to do with Benghazi gate??
     
  5. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    That's part of my confusion. His statements were in direct contradiction of those from the guys on the ground, and in direct support of the Administration.

    I said at the time that I couldn't see how the General could remain part of that Administration. The timing of his departure and the (so far) weak explanation do nothing to clarify the issues.
     
  6. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD4hdGvGHM"]Arte Johnson - Very interesting - YouTube.flv - YouTube[/ame]
     
  7. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Surprised that guy even had time for an affair. Isn't he the one who made it a point to only sleep four hours a night because he was such a hard-charger during the day?
     
  8. Carrys

    Carrys Inquisitive

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    Aww man.

    All this "stuff" slaping us in the face and yet no one wants to connect the dots.


    I've never seen a clearer case of cognitive dissonance in my life, I say.
     
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  9. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    I never understand how people in such positions don't understand the importance of keeping their peckers in their pants. You just don't get to such a position without knowing how the game is played, so why risk it? But of course the answer is that you don't get there without being the kind of guy who thinks he can get away with it.

    It's a damn shame, though.
     
  10. Ragnar

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    One doesn't need to sleep to have an affair.

    HINT: one doesn't generally sleep while having sex. Although in your case it might be different. :supergrin:
     
  11. Glocksanity

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    Much of our ruling elite actually participate in pedophilia and that is then used to blackmail them. As a matter of fact, most of the elite cannot rise to levels of power if they are NOT blackmailable. That is how they are controlled. The good guys don't stand a chance.

    Go ask the Cherry Marines.
     
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    Didn't Petraeus have to testify about Libya in the not too distant future?

    I guess it doesn't matter now.
     
  13. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Good. Lord. The Army needs to start putting its generals on a short leash!
     
  14. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    I don't know. It seems to be their "short leash" that's getting them into trouble.
     
  15. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Every time I start thinking that my saturation point for stupidity in GNG reaches the limit, I read something like this. :faint:

    I don't even know where to start. So, all I have to do to become a member of the "ruling elite" is to molest kids? And who or what are the "Cherry Marines"? Are you talking about Marines based at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C.? What do they have to do with ANYTHING related to this thread, pedophilia, or the "ruling elite"?

    Do elucidate, please. I'd love to hear you expound on either one of these trains of "thought".
     
  16. RonS

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    No point in posting anything, the lemmings won't believe it and everyone else already knows.
     
  17. gwalchmai

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    DFTT, Grunt...
     
  18. SGT278ACR

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    Petraeus was over-rated anyway. To say he was one of the greatest generals of our time is ridiculous. He was a "yes man" to who ever was in office. Bush at first, and then Obama. History will never remember him like some our past generals. Patton... McArthur... Bradley... Eisenhower just to think of a few. He might of had a shred of a chance, but now he screwed that up. No pun intended.
     
  19. CAcop

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    That was what's his name. The guy who got sacked for trash talking a bunch of people in the chain of command. McSomething.