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    CIA chief Petraeus resigns, reportedly over affair

    CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a written statement Friday. The former Army general, who rocketed to global prominence as the man in charge of the "surge" in Iraq, quit over an extramarital affair, MSNBC reported.

    "Today, CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his letter of resignation to the President," Clapper wrote. "Dave's decision to step down represents the loss of one of our nation's most respected public servants.

    "From his long, illustrious Army career to his leadership at the helm of CIA, Dave has redefined what it means to serve and sacrifice for one's country," continued Clapper, whose statement did not specify a reason for the decision.

    Petraeus went to work as CIA chief in September 2011 after heading up the war in Afghanistan. He had drawn fire in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya.

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Barack Obama "will address this with a statement later." But he declined to confirm the circumstances of the retired general's departure. "I don't have any details to give to you," he said.

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    blech, who would want to fuck him?
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    who the fuck cares if he's having an affair as long as he's still doing his job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    who the fuck cares if he's having an affair as long as he's still doing his job?
    This. Seriously.

    But if you're heading the CIA and can't keep an affair under your hat, then maybe this isn't the job for you?
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    Did a drone catch him in the act?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post

    But if you're heading the CIA and can't keep an affair under your hat, then maybe this isn't the job for you?
    seriously.


    a man well versed in military intel, 4 star general, heading up the cia - only there 6 months..... i wonder if something else is going on and he's either going to be the fall guy or he's stepping down to avoid the fall out. carter ham was just ousted too.
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    is he going to be the fall guy for Benghazi?
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    That's a likely possibility. He's testifying next week in a closed door session on the hill about benghazi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterslide View Post
    This. Seriously.

    But if you're heading the CIA and can't keep an affair under your hat, then maybe this isn't the job for you?
    He knew better, leaves him wide open to blackmail. This is the real reason,no way would he slam his wife in this way to cover up. No way.
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    I think there is something else going on. It just broke on nbcnews.com (sorry, on a useless iPad) that the FBI is investigating Patraeus's biographer for trying to hack into his email. They also said in a different article (same site) that Pelosi is not planning on calling him next week for the Benghazi attack (huh?) and that she would have supported him to stay on as the director of the CIA. Something isn't adding up.
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    Apparently only if you're President can you have an affair, get caught, lie about it and still keep your job.
    Something doesn't smell right for sure.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    I'm not buying this at all.
    Me either.

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    NBC had pictures of the Other Woman,a journalist given access to his personal computer. Hmmm.

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    Won't let me add-her name is Paula Broadwell.
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