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09 Nov 2012 03:50 PM   |   17953 clicks   |   ABC
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flucto    [TotalFark]  
Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.

09 Nov 2012 03:08 PM
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dramboxf    [TotalFark]  
Setting him up to take the hit for Egypt?

09 Nov 2012 03:09 PM
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AdolfOliverPanties     
Finally, someone (his wife) entitled to call him "Betray-Us."

09 Nov 2012 03:10 PM
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nekom    [TotalFark]  

flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.


The CIA is really big on people not being compromised in any way. I can see the logic to it I suppose.

09 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
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ManateeGag    [TotalFark]  
he's really resigning over the election just rigged for 0bama! just watch!

09 Nov 2012 03:14 PM
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moviemarketing     
Makes no sense, what does it have to do with his ability to do his job?

Unless he was having an affair with a Chinese spy?

09 Nov 2012 03:17 PM
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kronicfeld    [TotalFark]  

flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.


An extramarital affair can lose a rank and file worker at a government contractor his or her security clearance and thus job. The head of the goddamn CIA should be required to play by the same rules.

09 Nov 2012 03:18 PM
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ThatGuyFromTheInternet     

kronicfeld: flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.

An extramarital affair can lose a rank and file worker at a government contractor his or her security clearance and thus job. The head of the goddamn CIA should be required to play by the same rules.


How good of a CIA director is he if he can't cover-up a simple affair?

09 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: kronicfeld: flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.

An extramarital affair can lose a rank and file worker at a government contractor his or her security clearance and thus job. The head of the goddamn CIA should be required to play by the same rules.

How good of a CIA director is he if he can't cover-up a simple affair?


Hey, be fair

/the whole damned place is full of spies

09 Nov 2012 03:20 PM
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Triumph    [TotalFark]  
Real reason - Benghazi.

09 Nov 2012 03:20 PM
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SlothB77    [TotalFark]  

kronicfeld: flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.

An extramarital affair can lose a rank and file worker at a government contractor his or her security clearance and thus job. The head of the goddamn CIA should be required to play by the same rules.


yeah, this is a huge clearance risk. if someone knows about it, they can threaten to reveal the affair to coerce you into doing something.

09 Nov 2012 03:21 PM
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ThatGuyFromTheInternet     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: kronicfeld: flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.

An extramarital affair can lose a rank and file worker at a government contractor his or her security clearance and thus job. The head of the goddamn CIA should be required to play by the same rules.

How good of a CIA director is he if he can't cover-up a simple affair?

Hey, be fair

/the whole damned place is full of spies


And buttonmen, and experts in discrediting and disinformation.

09 Nov 2012 03:21 PM
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nekom    [TotalFark]  

moviemarketing: Makes no sense, what does it have to do with his ability to do his job?


Think extortion possibilities. It may be far fetched, but if someone can "get to" him, he's compromised.

09 Nov 2012 03:21 PM
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Nogrhi    [TotalFark]  

moviemarketing: Makes no sense, what does it have to do with his ability to do his job?

Unless he was having an affair with a Chinese spy?


Unless something has changed, an extramarital affair is grounds to lose your security clearance.

Regarding the Chinese spy.... was she hot?

09 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
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Elandriel     

AdolfOliverPanties: Finally, someone (his wife) entitled to call him "Betray-Us."


Yeah I think that was the downfall of MoveOn, what a stupid move. On.

But, I wonder what's behind the scenes here? Perhaps it is that Petraeus was fairly outspoken against the President in the first term, and now that re-election achievement unlocked Obama is rewarding people for service.

09 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
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RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  

kronicfeld: flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.

An extramarital affair can lose a rank and file worker at a government contractor his or her security clearance and thus job. The head of the goddamn CIA should be required to play by the same rules.


When you've had an extramarital affair and you're in the business of Intelligence, then it means that someone has leverage on you.

09 Nov 2012 03:24 PM
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Elandriel     
Hmm, my removal /tinfoil HTML got fail'd by the server. Weak.

Probably the security clearance thing.

09 Nov 2012 03:24 PM
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Triumph    [TotalFark]  

nekom: moviemarketing: Makes no sense, what does it have to do with his ability to do his job?

Think extortion possibilities. It may be far fetched, but if someone can "get to" him, he's compromised.


Imagine, for instance, if the President was doing it with an intern and Russia knew it. The whole country would be at risk.

09 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
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Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  

flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.


My very first thought.

Now if it were a dead girl or a live boy, that would be one thing. BUT...

09 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
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kmmontandon     
Guess he really is a Republican.

09 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
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Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  

Triumph: Real reason - Benghazi.


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09 Nov 2012 03:30 PM
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nekom    [TotalFark]  
On the other hand... if the affair is public knowledge, there really isn't any potential for manipulation there.

09 Nov 2012 03:31 PM
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propasaurus    [TotalFark]  

moviemarketing: Makes no sense, what does it have to do with his ability to do his job?

Unless he was having an affair with a Chinese Benghaz spy?


09 Nov 2012 03:31 PM
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Angry Drunk Bureaucrat    [TotalFark]  

nekom: On the other hand... if the affair is public knowledge, there really isn't any potential for manipulation there.


Except that you'd kinda hope the Agency would have a zero tolerance policy for that kind of thing.

09 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
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flucto    [TotalFark]  

Marcus Aurelius: My very first thought.

Now if it were a dead girl or a live boy, that would be one thing. BUT...


It's not that I am unaware of the security implications, it's just that I'm not used to being given a full and complete accounting of the circumstances in the first briefing. For example, if they'd just announced that he was retiring to pursue other interests, we could infer his interests include being sued for alimony. When, in the the very first presentation they start with "resigning due to extra marital affair" I'm jumping straight to "with a goat" or maybe "with Anna Chapma."

09 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
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ThatGuyFromTheInternet     
So, CIA can get away with killing JFK, or even causing 9/11, but not this shiat? Take note Team Tin-Foil Hat.

09 Nov 2012 03:33 PM
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nekom    [TotalFark]  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Except that you'd kinda hope the Agency would have a zero tolerance policy for that kind of thing.


Probably so. I can certainly understand why they don't want anyone with a secret that could be exploited against them, but if the cat's already out of the bag, that's really not a concern. But if it's policy across the board, he should be no exception.

09 Nov 2012 03:34 PM
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dr_blasto    [TotalFark]  

SlothB77: kronicfeld: flucto: Resigning over that? There must be another shoe waiting to drop.

An extramarital affair can lose a rank and file worker at a government contractor his or her security clearance and thus job. The head of the goddamn CIA should be required to play by the same rules.

yeah, this is a huge clearance risk. if someone knows about it, they can threaten to reveal the affair to coerce you into doing something.


Nobody would be allowed to keep this job after an affair leaked. Sure, our puritanical society goes way overboard with this crap when it should be nothing more than spousal problems, but in his line of work, he needs to be squeaky clean to avoid providing leverage.

As mentioned, you can't have personal issues like this and expect to keep your clearance (if you're an employee, elected officials are different). If you cannot keep your clearance, you really can't be a good CIA director.

09 Nov 2012 03:36 PM
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Jackson Herring    [TotalFark]  

moviemarketing: Makes no sense, what does it have to do with his ability to do his job?

Unless he was having an affair with a Chinese spy?


As far as I understand it, anything like an extramarital affair is grounds to lose your security clearance. Can't have people looking at top secret documents every day with something out there that can be used to blackmail them.

09 Nov 2012 03:38 PM
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Tellingthem    [TotalFark]  

nekom: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Except that you'd kinda hope the Agency would have a zero tolerance policy for that kind of thing.

Probably so. I can certainly understand why they don't want anyone with a secret that could be exploited against them, but if the cat's already out of the bag, that's really not a concern. But if it's policy across the board, he should be no exception.


It could also have been something in the works for awhile on now that the election is over it makes it easier to transition. And to just blame it on the affair makes it a neat and clean departure as well.

09 Nov 2012 03:38 PM
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bwilson27    [TotalFark]  
Good. Fark him.

09 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
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cgraves67     

AdolfOliverPanties: Finally, someone (his wife) entitled to call him "Betray-Us."


Nice. That was the gist of my headline submission. Obviously, it wasn't as good as this one.

09 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
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d23    [TotalFark]  
I don't see the gender of the person he had the affair with.

Maybe the person didn't have one (or both). That might be the story...

09 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
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Uzzah    [TotalFark]  
Petraeus screwed, Obama knew. Turk 182!

09 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
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nekom    [TotalFark]  

Tellingthem: It could also have been something in the works for awhile on now that the election is over it makes it easier to transition. And to just blame it on the affair makes it a neat and clean departure as well.


I hadn't thought of that, but that's entirely possible as well. It could be that Obama wanted him out and this was just the excuse and timing it after the election would be a wise move on Obama's part.

09 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
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sprawl15     

Jackson Herring: moviemarketing: Makes no sense, what does it have to do with his ability to do his job?

Unless he was having an affair with a Chinese spy?

As far as I understand it, anything like an extramarital affair is grounds to lose your security clearance. Can't have people looking at top secret documents every day with something out there that can be used to blackmail them.


This includes things like having excess debt. If you gamble too much, you may lose your security clearance.

09 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
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Triumph    [TotalFark]  

Marcus Aurelius: Triumph: Real reason - Benghazi.

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The alleged ringleader of the attack on the Ambassador was this guy named Qumu LINK LINK
He got out of Gitmo. How does Bin Ladin's ex-driver do that? By agreeing to become a CIA asset and help take out Ghadaffi, perhaps?

So, you have a possibly CIA connected Al Qaeda op helping attack an ambassador who is alleged to be a CIA gun-running connection into Syria. The CIA is hip deep in that episode and it surprises me not at all that the first thing Obama does on re-election is fire the CIA chief.

09 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
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costermonger    [TotalFark]  
Bad news... For Obama.

09 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
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doyner    [TotalFark]  

cgraves67: AdolfOliverPanties: Finally, someone (his wife) entitled to call him "Betray-Us."

Nice. That was the gist of my headline submission. Obviously, it wasn't as good as this one.


Yeah, mine was "Don't betray us" Petraeus' wife is about to moveon.org.

This one was ok.

09 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
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Vegan Meat Popsicle     

Triumph: Imagine, for instance, if the President was doing it with an intern and Russia knew it. The whole country would be at risk.


You should try imagining a world in which everything in your head doesn't have to be imaginary. It would be a wild new experience for you.

09 Nov 2012 03:42 PM
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d23    [TotalFark]  

Triumph: Real reason - Benghazi.


ah.. I get to use this again...

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09 Nov 2012 03:42 PM
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aedude01     

Tellingthem: nekom: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Except that you'd kinda hope the Agency would have a zero tolerance policy for that kind of thing.

Probably so. I can certainly understand why they don't want anyone with a secret that could be exploited against them, but if the cat's already out of the bag, that's really not a concern. But if it's policy across the board, he should be no exception.

It could also have been something in the works for awhile on now that the election is over it makes it easier to transition. And to just blame it on the affair makes it a neat and clean departure as well.


His wife may have given him an ultimatum as well. They're a close-knit family despite his numerous overseas tours of duty and his may have been the straw that broke the camel's back. Mrs. Petraeus may have simply said, "Resign, or I'm done."

/Stranger things have happened.

09 Nov 2012 03:42 PM
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Notabunny    [TotalFark]  
C-rap.

flucto: Resigning over that?


No way. It's either a dead girl or a live boy.

09 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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shower_in_my_socks    [TotalFark]  
The Benghazi truthers are going to love this. They have their derp lifeline out of the 2012 blackhole of defeat.

/more like Beng-gay-zi, amirite guys?

09 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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Philip Francis Queeg     

Elandriel: AdolfOliverPanties: Finally, someone (his wife) entitled to call him "Betray-Us."

Yeah I think that was the downfall of MoveOn, what a stupid move. On.

But, I wonder what's behind the scenes here? Perhaps it is that Petraeus was fairly outspoken against the President in the first term, and now that re-election achievement unlocked Obama is rewarding people for service.


If Obama had it in for him, I really don't think he would have appointed him to the position to begin with.

09 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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NeverDrunk23     

Triumph: Real reason - Benghazi.


Is that who he cheated with?

09 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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Contrabulous Flabtraption    [TotalFark]  
In his defense his wife is ugly

09 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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Jiro Dreams Of McRibs     
And what do you bet she was a Valerie Plame-type hooker.

/and people were worried about HOMOS in the military intelligence community

09 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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way south     
Its likely just a cover story.
Not everyone can resign to "spend more time with the family".

09 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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China White Tea     
If only all articles were so informative.

09 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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