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Petraeus resigns as director of the CIA.


owedtojoy

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Once considered a possible GOP VP candidate, or even a President.

The "character issue" will sink him now.

Moral: If caught with your pants down, make sure it happens after you are elected, and make sure it is in the company of the opposite sex.
 

ruserious

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Over here, you'd get a doubling in your government pension for that.
 

james toney

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Top man in the CIA,yet he couldn't keep an affair secret?
He deserves to go for that!
 

fgrep

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Was it with a female or male that he had the affair with?
 

wombat

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Moral: If caught with your pants down, make sure it happens after you are elected, and make sure it is in the company of the opposite sex.
It used to be only a problem if it was with a live boy or a dead girl
 

Ulster-Lad

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Obviously no one here understands what a Security Clearance is.
 

NYCKY

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I think there is more to this than meets the eye. Very few Americans resign for having an Affair.

Edi: It could be harassment, a subordinate or given his position as CIA Directors, a compromising of some kind of information. Of course, it's all speculation.
 

gijoe

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I think there is more to this than meets the eye. Very few Americans resign for having an Affair.
I'd imagine is to do with the possibility of being compromised because of it and the standards they expect of their subordinates to not put themselves in a position that they can be blackmailed.
 

NYCKY

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I'd imagine is to do with the possibility of being compromised because of it and the standards they expect of their subordinates to not put themselves in a position that they can be blackmailed.
Yea thanks, I just edited my post. Perhaps it was a Russian honeybee. Whatever it is there is definitely more to come.
 

Houyhnhnm

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Presumably he was caught sleeping with someone who works in the CIA, because otherwise it wouldn't be a resigning matter.
 

neiphin

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some nutter on fox claiming that its possible that the WH took him out
 

neiphin

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its a big building where the potos lives
 

needle_too

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Political morality - "Never get caught with a live boy or a dead girl."
 

davidcameron

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I assume that the person that Petraeus had the affair with is a woman. Perhaps it's Carrie Matheson.petunia
 
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