Three women intertwine in downfall of David Petraeus

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Mustela wrote:

Before this all gets going remember “let he(she) who is without sin, cast the first stone”

Nov 13, 2012 12:00am EST  --  Report as abuse

I know that the Law works this way but it is my contention that a Judge cannot issue one for her personal Computer or anything that has her personal thoughts, in writing or electronically. I would go as far as saying that it is Unconstitutional to do so. There is NO evidence that confidential material are missing or breached. It is a personal indiscretion only. No laws have been broken, therefore NO warrants should have been issued. I would gladly plead her case, and win of course. Pity.

Nov 13, 2012 12:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
uh_huh wrote:

I remember some generals in Afghanistan voicing support for Romney immediately prior to the election. I also remember the CIA taking no ownership of the Benghazi videotape riot rumor. This entire scandal smells like payback from the re-energized white house to me. The powerful Chicago political machine appears to be running strong.

Nov 13, 2012 3:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
sylvan wrote:

I guess I understand now why the generals are reluctant to end the wars. With all those chick-magnet stars on their shoulders, why would they want to return stateside where they will no longer be anything more than old gray-faces that like to wear the same clothes everyday?
Let’s solve the fiscal cliff issues by cutting the DOD budget and bringing home the soldiers that are actually fighting in Afghanistan, while the generals roll in the hay.
At least Petraeus has been a consistent climber all his life. His wife seems to be the only one who actually knows her age and her importance to the military families. She should change her name back to Knowlton immediately whether she elects to stay married to the traitorous worm or not, and reclaim her proud military heritage that the climber used to heave himself into the spot light.

Nov 13, 2012 6:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
Caspary wrote:

Love conquers everything. Let’s remember this story should not be in the headlines, there are more important problems facing our country and the world. Unfortunately the Republicans as usual are frothing over sex, gays, communism, evolution etc. When will Republicans stop being obsessed with rubbish?

Nov 13, 2012 7:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlfredReaud wrote:

LOL, for all we know the Petraeus’ had an open marriage. It’s not common, but not rare either. So judge not lest you be judged and be found wanting…

Does seem to be a lot of male higher-ups getting sacked over not keeping their gun holstered. Just look at how many within the last week, not even counting today. I would recommend back-off on the Viagra dosage…

Is this just a man thing, or are the ladies just more discreet about it when they are in power?

Nov 13, 2012 8:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

This is no conspiracy, this is a dude in high office getting caught in an affair. Relax fox news and right wing conspiracy theorists.

Nov 13, 2012 8:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

Military command groupies.

Nov 13, 2012 9:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

I have heard the phrase pass the amunition in the military, but pass the chicks?
“An officer and a gentleman”.
NOT.
And for you never served in the military, never an officer, know nothings, the UCMJ bars service members from extramarital sex. This is especially true of senior commanders and Generals, who’s acts can harm their commands, discipline, and the branch of service. Violators can be prosecuted and receive a dishonorable discharge. I knew a Major that got kicked out for this same thing. He was having an officer with a woman in base housing.
I don’t want to die for a General that is busy messing around all day with girlfriends, and can’t keep his mind on winning, and keeping us alive. This is about our men and women deserving someone who is 100% while making decisions.
We need to bring back the draft, because so many young people are totally clueless about military service, and yet run their mouths like they are experts.

Nov 13, 2012 12:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Carmi wrote:

Petraeus really got mixed up with a crazy lady. No head of the CIA should have made such an idiotic strategic move, especially an experienced general. He should have vetted before he petted.

Nov 13, 2012 12:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
joda wrote:

Notice how the writer refers to John Edward and Abramoff…”U.S. Senator John Edwards and REPUBLICAN Jack Abramoff. How about former DEMOCRATIC U.S. Senator John Edwards. I’ve come to realize anyone associated in any sense with the Obama admin becomes sullied at some point.

Nov 13, 2012 1:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
go2goal wrote:

The collapse of the Roman Empire was the result of military over reach and domination….is the u.s. merely following the Romans into the history books?

Nov 13, 2012 1:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KJax wrote:

Really a lot of stupidity in some of these comments.

Nov 13, 2012 1:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WiseOldElf wrote:

I think both ladies are good looking! Perhaps we shouldn’t blame the generals for going weak at the knees; after all, we’re all human.

Nov 13, 2012 1:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PenRumi wrote:

There are more skeletons in the cupboard than the sex scandals in the military (Petraeus and Allen); they are presumably distractions from the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi. But, then Benghazi is NOT the main story. There are lot of shoes yet to drop. There are serious problems, such as obstruction of justice.

Nov 13, 2012 1:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

I don’t get it at all. So why is he resigning? You might be able to say that a clandestine relationship has potential for blackmail, but I doubt it. Or, is he just quitting because the right always does like to punish themselves. The pain is part of their enjoyment. Being the slave to the wealthy is humiliating, but they like it.

Nov 13, 2012 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jdl51 wrote:

uh_huh wrote:

“I remember some generals in Afghanistan voicing support for Romney immediately prior to the election.”

If they did it in uniform, and they would be if they’re on active duty in Afghanistan and identifying themselves as being in the military or their rank in this case, it is against DOD regulations. I doubt this happened and you’re probably just making it up.

Nov 13, 2012 3:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gunste wrote:

Who leaked the story of the FBI findings?

Nov 13, 2012 4:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gunste wrote:

Who leaked the story of the FBI findings?

Nov 13, 2012 4:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
uh_huh wrote:

@jdl51: No, not making it up. Just a bad memory. I mixed two stories together:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/nov/4/retired-top-military-brass-push-romney/
Key overlooked word: “retired”

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/10/military-times-poll-romney-bests-obama-2-1-100712/
Key overlooked word, “poll” (as in anonymous).

It looks like General Allen still has the White House support, anyway.

Nov 13, 2012 11:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SandyYago wrote:

Have you no shame, Rick Rothacker? “former U.S. Senator John Edwards and disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. “

Nov 14, 2012 1:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
SandyYago wrote:

Ok so you’re likely going to remove my comment but leave the article on because partisan hackery like writing “former U.S. Senator John Edwards and disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ” does meet your standards?

Nov 14, 2012 1:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
Ralphooo wrote:

Conspiracy theories aside, there is a lot of excited speculation in these comments.

Nov 14, 2012 9:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
Chris08 wrote:

Now it has come out that Kelley and her husband ran a cancer charity scam.

Nov 14, 2012 10:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

The head of the CIA has an affair with a somewhat delusional,paranoid, groupie writer and the general who replaced the head of the CIA is sending between 20,000 to 30,000 emails in two years to a female in a flirtatious tone. Am in on planet earth and am i watching some bizarre version of the Pink Panther?

Nov 14, 2012 3:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

@brotherkenny4.
If you do not think that a secretive affair between the head of the CIA and some groupie is not a reason to fear blackmail, then i must say you are very ill informed or then just apathetic and do not care.

Nov 14, 2012 3:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

@AmericanGuy, You are right the draft is needed. Many people are seeing this incident through some rosettinted glasses and have no clue as to the seriousness of this breach.

Nov 14, 2012 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse

We would all do well to remember not to idolize, envy or place on pedestals other humans as they truly are just as human as you or I… although often less so rather than more so…

Nov 14, 2012 4:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

“I don’t want to die for a General that is busy messing around all day with girlfriends, and can’t keep his mind on winning, and keeping us alive”

I’m sure that over the next 4 years, Obama will gut the military so bad; none of this will matter.

Nov 14, 2012 5:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
eddiethekid wrote:

The general is a real sweetie pie. I wonder how many more mistresses he’s got hiding. This guy’s like a drunken sailor with a different woman in every port. He should be treated exactly like PFC Bradley Manning, who’s accused of leaking classified information. There should be no special treatment for generals. Either put His Majesty, General Petraeus, in a gulag, like PFC Bradley Manning, or release PFC Bradley Manning and show him the same courtesy and respect that we are being asked to show his His Excellency, General Petraeus.

Nov 14, 2012 9:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bubbles2430 wrote:

Why is it that when some one falls down, all of you dog catchers bark?None of you, and no one is perfect so get off this Damn Soap Box, and get a life. We the rest of America don’t really give a damn ok. What you need to report is this jobs, housing, food and education. and how not to go broke. and If this war was not started in the first place there would not be a need to investigate anything at all. Everyone and I mean Everyone needs to work for a better tomorrow, not how to destory a life.

Nov 16, 2012 3:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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