Not to say that this happened because the Benghazi incident on 9/11/2012? This
is an interesting development for this investigation that is "on-going".
In the newspaper yesterday, it indicated that Secretary of Defense, Leon
Panetta, is also retiring shortly. He was the ex-CIA director and both were
involved in the Benghazi incident. It is interesting that they will be out of
the picture so the President won't have to do anything with the DoD and CIA
involvement. They can look down low enough to have the Lieutenant Calley and
Oliver North type people be the fall victims.It is too bad, after
all the 37 years of marriage with such a high ranking and distinguished General
to be involved in something like an extra-marital event at this late time in his
life. If Hillary is also planning on resigning, that will leave the
President alone to be one of the top people that was around on the evening of
9/11/2012 in their internal investigation of those happenings.The
intelligence people away from the CIA were given a short kick when the initial
parts came out for two weeks or so. CIA involved?
Some 10 years ago there was a state funeral for the former President of France.
What was interesting was his Mistress and her Children by him attended this
State Affair along with the Legal wife and her Children with him. Some 200 years
ago Lord Nelson had an extra marital affair with Lady Hamilton. The British Navy
still beat the French. In this Naval Battle Nelson was mortally wounded. He was
given a state funeral. Some 2,400 Years ago Pericles Athen's "Golden
Boy" ran around Athens with some famous courtesan whose names escapes me.
While the real Mrs. Pericles tended the home fires. Evidently America can't
tolerate this behavior in its leaders. While this behavior was okay for Julius
Caesar at the time. It was not for Petraeus our contemporary !!
Sad, very sad, but me thinks there is something else that is very rotten here.
The timing of this is just too coincidental. I think we are in for a lot more
than meets the ear. Chicago politics will rear it's ugly head again!
Thank you, General Petraeus, for your years of service to our country.
many more resignations to follow. Now we know he was busy with other matters
instead of participating in the Benghazi cover-up
There is more to this story than a straying Husband. Folks wander over to the
Washington Post and the NY Times sites and see their thoughts on it. This
resignation didn't happen in a vacuum. Evidently our now former Director of
the CIA was supposed to testify about the events leading up to the Benghazi
Attack. So does the now resigned Director have to Testify? I think this is the
way the government really works. The administrative sub-ordinates fall on their
swords for Caesar or in this case POTUS. This is remarkable loyalty.
All sorts of conservative conclusion jumping going on out there.
People comment like the General is the victim here. From the moment he had the
extra-marital affair, he violated the good faith and trust the nation had placed
upon him. During his 35 years+ of active duty military service and the short
time he was CIA Director, high standards were demanded from him to his
subordinates. I am sure he relieved many junior officers for failure to meet the
standards. He demanded strict adherence to Army Values. Now he is on the other
end and needs to be held accountable for his poor judgement. I received some
good advice from our aviation brigade commander, "Stay focused whether it is
for 5 months, 5 days or 5 minutes left until the end of mission, you owe it to
your Soldiers and your nation." He let his family, his organization, and all
Not a good example for our military members and for those that served our
country. He knew what he was doing and the impact of that on the morale and
morals of his troops and comrades in arms. It could have been a violation of
his code of ethics he swore to keep sacred and not do. He was vetted by the
Senate and was to serve as the Director of the CIA our most prestigious
intelligence agency. It is sort of a discredit for him. I have
seen officers be dealt with a big hand of military justice and it is odd that
this is so public and in the public forum.I wonder who he made mad,
his wife or his big Boss. It still is a shame. I do not condone
this type of activity from a 4-star General and especially as the CIA Agency
Director. We have to go through all kinds of briefings and training as this is
not acceptable for his job and position due to blackmail and subversive
activities from the bad covert guys from all nations. Seems like an impact with
his CIA drone the other day and with Benghazi.
Fact, the affair was discovered in a FBI investigation. Seems the affairee, was
attempting to access his e-mails.
he came clean after he was caught. no integrity
have to love all the conspiracy theories but its nice to see an across the board
losses during the elections has not slowed down the far rights conspiracy
machine. At least they are persistent, wrong, but persistent.
After caught doesn't make a difference in this type of action. He is the
Director of the CIA and they have a definite code of ethics that is no different
from his military dealings. This is not conspiracy this is responsibility. FBI
investigation means it has gone through a lot of hoops before it gets to that
position. How can you have an intelligence force that has leaders
that put themselves into this position?We have come to accept this
kind of behavior in our leaders since 1996 in the Oval Office? It just a little
pock mark of our system of intelligence and leadership? This is
part of the whole system to ensure that we don't put ourselves into a
compromising position. It is for the protection of our country. Why didn't this process come out before the election?
Amazing how easily people are fooled. Someone else takes the fall for Obama.Remember when Obama put out an executive order to holt the investigation
of fast & furious? Holder ended up holding the cards. Hilliary for our
killed men in Libya. Bush for our economy, and Romney for out sourcing.People are not wise and so easily deceived.
JWB: Have you forgotten the fact that President Dwight Eisenhower had a long
time affair when he was a 4 Star General? Why didn't this
affair become public before the election? Was it because General Petraeus was
being considered as a future Republican Presidential Candidate?
Just glad that thare are congressmen out there willing to get to the bottom of
this. So that future servicemen and women can have confidence in the greed that
no one is left behind as was the case of the ambassador and the ex seals.
Rationalizing 70 years for this Director of CIA is not the same as in the 1940s
as requirements have been elevated for this type of position.Dwight
D. Eisenhower plus John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy Dynasty continues. That
doesn't mean it is okay today, and never was okay. The
Intelligence community has been lambasted by this President, Hillary, DoD
Panetta and this CIA director Patreus for the dedicated Seals and Ambassador who
died. Those that still serve need to check their six o'clock positions as
they don't have leadership, just skape goats.There is still no
leadership from the top down through these Presidential appointments.
The press reports one third of the truth, on most of their reporting. The rest
takes research, and common sense, if you want to know what really happened.Doesn't anyone believe, Petraeus resigned because of an
extramarital affair, and for no other reason?