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- Broadwell, Kelley and Allen are all involved in the Petraeus scandal
With CIA losing a leader and needing to rehire, Emily Yoffe, at Slate, suggests the ideal candidate for the position – David Petraeus.
Since it was proven
that Petraeus broke no laws and did not breach national security by disclosing classified info, there is no “legal” reason why he shouldn't be brought back, which leaves only a question of morality.
“[He has ] already been humiliated and rehabilitated. Obama should rehire him as CIA director,” Yoffe writes. Daily Beast
's Diane Dimond also sings the general's praises:
“After 37 years of service to the U.S. military, Petraeus resigned in August 2011 to take on another public-service job: head of the CIA.
“At his retirement ceremony, Adm. Michael Mullen, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called Petraeus one of the nation’s great battle captains and compared him with Ulysses S. Grant, John Pershing, George Marshall, and Dwight Eisenhower,” she says. Dimond hints that Obama hired Petraeus to keep him from running for the White House the next elections.
Which brings me to why he was fired in the first place. It appears both him and girlfriend Paula Broadwell admitted to the romance, and the director wasn't asked for his resignation right away. In fact, it came at a time when he was supposed to testify
on the Benghazi, Lybia protests.
Even as no laws had been broken, the FBI pursued their investigation further, searching Broadwell's house. Their efforts turned up nothing on the biographer, but revealed that the whistle-blower on the affair, Army social liaison Jill Kelley, had exchanged “flirtatious” emails with General Allen.
It's safe to say Broadwell
, who allegedly threatened Kelley, the “Tampa Kardashian
” who is millions in debt and the romantic General Allen
are not so squeaky clean after all.
“It’s time to let Petraeus get back to work,” the Slate suggests. Do you agree? If so, leave your messages in the comment section below.
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|Comment #1 by: Chopper Pilot on 23 Nov 2012, 12:06 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Are you kidding me? Great General or not, he compromised himself and national security by falling for one of the oldest traps in the espionage book. Anyone who knows about high level intel and security knows his blunder was very dangerous. Forget about him, let him get a job with a contractor to make millions and move on to the next qualified person; there is no indispensable man or woman.
|Comment #1.1 by: boss on 23 Nov 2012, 12:58 GMT|
|Comment #1.2 by: nomoradltry on 23 Nov 2012, 15:23 GMT|
u r right. Just because so many pols et al commit adultery does not make it unreprehensible.In and outside espionage, the oldest downfall of a man is a woman. The more cheating is tolerated, the more widesoread it becomes and this leads to further societal degradation. Remember Sodom,Pompeii,Rome?
|Comment #1.3 by: Army Widow on 23 Nov 2012, 16:09 GMT|
He had his chance to get it right ... he, more than anyone, would be aware of the dangers of fraternizing with the "hired help". He WAS indeed a great general and did a lot of good. But then he compromised himself in an area of trustworthiness. What would he do to this country if the heat was put on him (again)? He did the right thing in resigning.
|Comment #1.4 by: really! on 23 Nov 2012, 21:57 GMT|
|Comment #2 by: me on 23 Nov 2012, 12:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
let him go back to work, affairs in Washington,senate house of rep. how can they cast stones, if u dig deeper lot more politicans are dirty so whats new....
|Comment #2.1 by: Gman on 23 Nov 2012, 14:24 GMT|
I agree, he has done nothing that many of those in our higher levels in government haven't done. His biggest "crime" was getting caught.
|Comment #2.2 by: myk 1608 on 23 Nov 2012, 18:18 GMT|
ru kidding? why not put adam in charge of making apple pies? or let cain host the rib cook-off? or let.... he f---ed up, and he knows the rules. his men cannot trust him to have his head in the game at all times, he's got marital discord to deal with.
|Comment #2.3 by: really! on 23 Nov 2012, 22:00 GMT|
this is not what the subject is really about, its just the easiest excuse just like every other political scandel
|Comment #2.4 by: Poopsie on 12 Dec 2012, 22:15 GMT|
Right on! Face it Washington, politics etc etc are pretty dirty....Yes, he did something imprudent and I am sure he knows it and learned his lesson. IT WILL ONLY MAKE HIM A BETTER CIA DIRECTOR.
I do not beleive this imprudence reflects his ability to make refined choices as a CIA director. Sexual indescretion is an entirely different ball game. IT IS LIKE COMPARING APPLES TO ORANGES.
Rehire Petreaus....we need him!
|Comment #3 by: stump on 23 Nov 2012, 12:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
No laws broken, no top secret issues, at no time did his job EVER lack attention...lesson well learned as he now realizes how important it is to refocus at home and on the job! Put him back to work!
|Comment #4 by: just sayin on 23 Nov 2012, 13:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Have an affair, get fired... I think half the working population would be looking for jobs.
|Comment #4.1 by: pops on 23 Nov 2012, 13:46 GMT|
d we not have a top official have an affair in the white house and is he not one of the worlds most popular persons. get real
|Comment #5 by: jullia on 23 Nov 2012, 13:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
All felony is felony. He is not the first and he has committed a sin against his own body, noone else's. Give him a chance to redeem himself and continue with the stellar job that he has performed for so many decades.
|Comment #7 by: Master on 23 Nov 2012, 13:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The holder of the highest office in the land does an oversize teenager in the Oval office and is looked on by many as the best president since Lincoln, however one of our best military officers is dragged through the streets by feminists for an adult tress. You tell me how this makes sense?
|Comment #8 by: sage on 23 Nov 2012, 13:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
bring him back,it had nothing to do with his job that he was hired to do.
|Comment #8.1 by: RON on 23 Nov 2012, 13:53 GMT|
Right On !!
|Comment #9 by: Freddie on 23 Nov 2012, 13:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
from day one i though general david petraeus should not have been fired i am a nam vet and i can see how petraeus are protecting us in the usa..
|Comment #9.1 by: joejoe on 23 Nov 2012, 14:31 GMT|
remember when those of us in the moveon.org group called him 'General Be Tray Us". The right wing media called us names and now the chics have come home to roost. What an irony
|Comment #10 by: mas on 23 Nov 2012, 13:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He should be able to continue wit his job if he wants to since he is qualified and did not brake no law. I am sure that he learned his lesson and will be a better person next time around.
|Comment #11 by: Booshway on 23 Nov 2012, 13:57 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think what happened to Gen Petraeus was a personal matter between him and his wife. He is a natural for selection as CIA Director and eventually the White House. Jim Jolliff, U.S. Naval Officer, Ret.
|Comment #12 by: The Mad Zak on 23 Nov 2012, 14:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Let him go back to work. He didn't disclose any secret info, and he probably learned his lesson. If a foreign government tries to hire a Mata Hari to get to him for secrets now it probably will not work!
|Comment #13 by: DNT on 23 Nov 2012, 14:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Sometime thing happen we all have done thing that was wrong and paid its just so happen that he got caugth and was a public figuare it happen everyday to the non imporant people it hurt noone but his family GOD BLESS him lets more on to make things betterin the USA
|Comment #15 by: Cin on 23 Nov 2012, 14:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
While an extramarital affair is immoral there are people in this administration that have done far worse things. Ask the question, is there anyone else who is more qualified that Petraeus? National Security was not compromised. I know Petraeus is an Obama Supporter, which I am not but I feel he does take national security seriously. Should Obama rehire him, possibly but the Benghazi attack occurred because of officials in a higher capacity than Petraeus and is trying to be used as an escape goat. More probing needs to be done before rehiring Petraeus.
|Comment #15.1 by: ky on 23 Nov 2012, 19:27 GMT|
I, too, believe he is "the scapegoat" in this entire mess, but will Obama rehire him if there is truly a cover-up.
The best man for the job, I believe, is Petraeus and he should be re-hired.
|Comment #16 by: Gman on 23 Nov 2012, 14:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
By all means they should bring General Petraeus back, I can't think of anyone more qualified. To bad he accepted the appointment instead of possibly running for President. Maybe he will be the candidate in 2016.
|Comment #17 by: JESS on 23 Nov 2012, 14:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
HE WASN'T FIRED....HE RESIGNED! The president regretfully granted his request. He held a national security position of the highest order. YES he made a mistake, and people pay for those mistakes. He dishonored his position and most of all, his family. Regaining his job won't bring that back. The Republicans of the day did in fact impeach a sitting president for getting oral sex (and probably much more) from a brainless bimbo in the Oval Office. Now we have a man who did more or less the same thing, and you want to put him back in that sensitive position? He can redeem himself in other ways. NO THANKS
|Comment #18 by: Tony on 23 Nov 2012, 14:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
General Petraeus should have never had his focus taken off of defending our freedom. Jill Kelley is a beautiful woman and I can see why the general feel for her. We should be thankful for that in a way because I am sure the general was more confident and had an extra hop in his step having the affair. We shoud not fire our best because of crap like this. If you want to fire people, go to the house, senate etc. and get rid of career politicians who do nothing for this country but lie to us on a daily basis and admit to it in " the spin room ". I want this country and my family to be safe and I want to enjoy the freedoms our men and women have fought so hard to keep for us and I dont mind that people like Petraeus have an affair as long as he is doing the job my tax dollars pays him to do. The affair is between him, his wife and God. Some will say it is a factor of morals and that is a joke. Humans are exactly what happens like this when others are not around to witness the behavior. Every American wants our way of life to stay intact and getting rid of people like Petraeus will only contribute to the loss of more and more freedoms. Think about what we have asked General Petraeus to do and so many soldiers before him. Our military is strong and will continue do protect us as long as we dont hold them to a higher standard than that of being human. God bless the United States of America !
|Comment #18.1 by: Olyguy on 23 Nov 2012, 15:35 GMT|
Excellently said and I agree completely with your comments except saying Jill Kelly is a beautiful woman. Physically she is OK but she has a black heart. She lives off others and not even worth the time of day.
|Comment #19 by: Fact Checker on 23 Nov 2012, 14:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Petraeus was never fired. NEVER. Petraeus asked to resign. Jounalists??? Keep the truth straight, please!
|Comment #21 by: Bebs on 23 Nov 2012, 14:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
At some point some official stepped and said something along this line - "the story is not going further than that." After a week of digging suddenly there are no more details, which makes me think that they closed the case because somebody is afraid to look deeper. Rehire a * 4 star general? He might be a capable person, but fell for the easiest trick in the world, so this tells me a lot about his intellect.
|Comment #22 by: army spouse on 23 Nov 2012, 14:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I fully agree, why should we miss the opportunity of hiring someone who has such exceptional experience because of one mistake, that by the way was part of his personal life and was cleared of any wrong doing.
|Comment #23 by: Eliminator on 23 Nov 2012, 14:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He shoud get back any job he wants from President Barrack Obama
|Comment #24 by: alex on 23 Nov 2012, 14:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes - an unholy alliance between the media with no moral values and the religious right with fake moral values has created an environment wherein talented leaders are ruined for sport. This is more dangerous to the country than this whole theater of the absurd ever could be.
|Comment #25 by: Eliminator on 23 Nov 2012, 14:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Again bring him back what ever job the PREsident gives him(((((((())))))))
|Comment #26 by: angelina on 23 Nov 2012, 15:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Definitely rehire! General Petraeus is the most qualified for the job and deserving of it. Didn't ex-President Clinton keep his job after his sexual scandal in the White House?
|Comment #27 by: buddie on 23 Nov 2012, 15:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He should be rehired and he should have been given a 5th star.
|Comment #28 by: Eve on 23 Nov 2012, 15:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes, he should be re-hired. He's a great man he knows what he's doing when it come to matter in war and I know this is a fact both my daughter and son served under him.
|Comment #29 by: Sunshine on 23 Nov 2012, 15:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Personally, I am wondering why he resigned in the first place. Whar Mr. Petraeus does in his spare time is his and his alone business. People flirt with married men/ women everyday,so what is so special about his situation? If the man has broken no laws, has not breached national security and is doing his job in the manner of to which he is suppose to where is the issue? This is his personal life and should be dealt with by him and his wife; not out in the media. Yes, he should get his job back. Due to the fact that this is nothing but a woman using people in high places to complicate someone else's life.
|Comment #29.1 by: linb on 23 Nov 2012, 17:36 GMT|
He didn't do this in his spare time - hence all the work computer emails between him and this woman. It has a lot to do with his job - but it has more to do with character. Something sadly lacking today. At the end of the day, when you peel the layers away, our integrity and character is all we have. Quite honestly, if journalists want him back then I would be really worried. There are no real journalists anymore - they are paper pushers that just report the news. They don't investigate anything. Just look at all the free passes they've given Obama. They NEVER ONCE did any investigative reporting work on him and whether you like the man or not, it was their responsibility to do their job. Same thing with this man - he compromised the country's security - therefore he jeopardized his job. I like Petraeus but I would not want to trust him with the security of the country since he couldn't even take control of his own life.
|Comment #30 by: TFree on 23 Nov 2012, 15:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Honestly, who cares! The entire situation is ridiculous. It's a no-brainer that he shouldn't have lost his job. Do you know how difficult it is to find someone of his caliber and then let him go over something so stupid? We have our priorities screwed up.
|Comment #30.1 by: Sherry on 23 Nov 2012, 19:39 GMT|
He resigned people!
|Comment #30.2 by: bogglehead on 23 Nov 2012, 21:53 GMT|
You answered your own comment he was fired because he is Stupid
|Comment #31 by: NICK FREEMAN on 23 Nov 2012, 15:25 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I got fired and used as a ping pong ball by both Democratic parties, press, and Unions and nobody offered to hire me back. I also was reverse discriminated and discriminated by formed PAC laundry groups that were formed for ulterior motives and disputed my Brazilian race line for 25 years this went all the way to the Brazilian Consulate Embassy, etc. Now why should we hire this * back? If he cheated so many times and had a position of this NATURE CIA what else is he capable of LYING about! Trust if very important in a role of this position and the TRUTH the TRUTH if the MOB press decides to hire this man or Freemasons again to prove a point that man can cheat and be forgiven. This country no longer has the respect it use to have!! We have escort express and hookers lined up for diplomats and this all covered up at the top. The Illuminati making millions in salaries from ball players to celebrities, to other positions that they hire for to please. No dont hire him!! We no longer respect the United States!!
|Comment #32 by: JD on 23 Nov 2012, 15:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yes, the whole story was a "tempest in a teapot"and the press is guilty of
making the waves.JD
|Comment #33 by: NICK FREEMAN on 23 Nov 2012, 15:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
NO! Absolutely not!! Hire a cheater for this type of position who lied about it, no! What else is he capable of lying about. Escort services for diplomats etc is all covered up!! Our taxpayers money out the trash to support their VIP living!! They are the enlightened ones to deserve such a salary while we slave away at hard labor and no insurance. He is the married party with children he should have known better!! If he was stupid enough to fall for a trap that is if she was one. Then he is a stupid CIA employee. No fool like an old fool
|Comment #34 by: caligirl on 23 Nov 2012, 15:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I definitely agree. Hire him back. People screw up in their personal lives sometimes. That doesnt mean he isnt a great general.
|Comment #35 by: Sonny on 23 Nov 2012, 15:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The records will show that more than one, two, or three presidents had their 'fling' with a significant other. Needless to say, so did numerable members of congress. We all have weaknessess, ask President Clinton.
We , as Americans, discovered a man with outstanding abilities. He received his slap on the wrist let him move on doing what he is best suited to do. Had it been Steve Jobs indulging in such activity, where would Apple be today?
|Comment #36 by: kittyliz on 23 Nov 2012, 15:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He should be re-hired. What he did was between him, God and Petraeus wife..
|Comment #37 by: Jake on 23 Nov 2012, 15:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think this is a great idea, Washington is a literally repository of people, mostly leaders, who are full of flaws, and nearly all have gotten second chances, Presidents, Senators, Representatives, D.C.mayors, and military
folks are among the cast of hundreds that have cheated on their spouses
and came back often to greater success. Gen. Petraeus is one the rarest of individuals in Washington some-one held in the very highest esteem by both
parties, and someone who came forth after a misstep, he didn't double speak, didn't hide behind a lawyer, and never lied. He committed no crimes
and did not betray his oath to the C.I.A. or the Country, albeit not his
The standard should be here would the C.I.A. give an agent that did the
same-thing a second chance, and if so Gen. Petraeus should be given his
job back, if an agent would have been terminated then the Gen. should not, and I am sure he would be the first to agree. In any event I am certain there is a high ranking job in this Gov. he could do, maybe a replacement for, ironically, Sec. Clinton as Sec. of State, a job he would be good at. There are too many back stabbing, lying, phonies in Washington, and most
just got re-elected, Congress is full of them, let's not loose one of the most honorable, brave and most patriotic individuals this nation has ever produced, especially one of the very few individuals both sides of the aisle agreed on positively.
|Comment #38 by: triniluv on 23 Nov 2012, 15:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Those without sin let them cast the first stone, we all are humans and we make mistakes sometimes, the general is not a perfect man, we are living in a sinful world why do you think that he must be perfect, com on people lets get real here, is he not the first and i am sure he will not be the last so my advise is get on with it, Petraeus must stay and continue doing the good work that he has been doing.
|Comment #39 by: maverick on 23 Nov 2012, 16:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
if the General could be swayed so easily by a woman what would happen if he could be swayed by money from a foreign nation for sensitive information!
|Comment #40 by: Willy on 23 Nov 2012, 16:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
DEFINITELY! Give him his job back and put Kelley in boot-camp!
|Comment #41 by: JohnBoy on 23 Nov 2012, 16:30 UTC|| reply to this comment|
wait until you find out how many affairs Obama has had...
|Comment #42 by: Greykemp on 23 Nov 2012, 16:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Rehire of course. I've ALWAYS said that sex between consenting adults is NO reason to fire anyone. It's between the people (including spouses) to resolve.
|Comment #43 by: Proud Vet on 23 Nov 2012, 16:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This scandal was no news at all. Men and women from all social strata stray.
They then either repair or end their marriages and life goes on. Holding these people to ridiculous moral standards that our own culture fails to meet is counter productive and distracts important people doing important jobs. The investigation was certainly warranted for reasons posted below by "Chopper Pilot" but there was no crime. PUT PETRAEUS BACK TO WORK!!
|Comment #44 by: jooann on 23 Nov 2012, 16:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
just hire him back already.quit wasting taxpayers money.
|Comment #45 by: whynot on 23 Nov 2012, 16:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
President Kennedy, President Clinton, Prince Charles.
|Comment #47 by: yang on 23 Nov 2012, 17:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Not only is he a traitor to his country, he is an * traitor to his wife. He deserves nothing but scorn.
|Comment #48 by: Intrepidfireman on 23 Nov 2012, 17:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
We let a president who had an affair remain in the office of president. Obama even had Clinton on the campaign trail. Why not let Petraeus stay on as CIA director.
|Comment #49 by: Cecil on 23 Nov 2012, 17:45 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I give General Petraeus my full support and I think we should give President Obama the same investigation we just put General Petraeus though for all of the mis-truths he continues to expound. At least the General did not get a BJ in the White House like one of our other super stars in government.
|Comment #50 by: Sandy on 23 Nov 2012, 17:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think he wants the Princeton job! What are his performance nemy's think? The muslems are not keen on infidelity! esaying. On that basis he should be considered. What does he have to do to chill Holly?
What do our
|Comment #51 by: Squeaky on 23 Nov 2012, 18:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The journalists want Petraeus back!! I wonder why that group, who do not report the truth to the American people want him runing the CIA? I don't get a warm fuzzy feeling from anything this bunch supports.
|Comment #52 by: citizen on 23 Nov 2012, 18:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
since there was no breach of national security it does not seem to be a national affair only an affair of hearts his infidelity should be an issue between him and his wife he stepped up and told the truth and should never have been fired
|Comment #53 by: 59indian on 23 Nov 2012, 18:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If journalists want him back it is a big reason not to bring him back. Of course Obama could always use it to deflect attention from the problems he said he would fix but won't.
|Comment #54 by: myk 1608 on 23 Nov 2012, 18:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
he has a marriage to rebuild.... that will divide his attention.
|Comment #55 by: jimc on 23 Nov 2012, 18:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I agree, General Petraeus has accepted the responsibility and personal consequences of his actions. Professionally, he is eminently qualified and should be rehired to run the CIA. He has proven he is human and ethical.
|Comment #56 by: Mary on 23 Nov 2012, 18:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I FEEL A PERSON PERSONAL SHORT COMING HAVE NO AFFECT IN BUSINESS DECISIONS!!!
|Comment #57 by: ynot on 23 Nov 2012, 18:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I agree, let the man do the his job.........so far he is the best qualified for the postiton
|Comment #58 by: boobody on 23 Nov 2012, 18:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think he should be rehired. In my opinion he was set up.
|Comment #59 by: noel on 23 Nov 2012, 18:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Cal Thomas got it right - we have a society with a double standard when it comes to how we wish to crucify those who have any wrongdoings in their past.
It appears to me Petraeus is in the same boat as Clarence Thomas and others on the one hand and Bill Clinton on the other.
|Comment #61 by: BIGB on 23 Nov 2012, 18:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Give the General His Job back........at THE CIA
|Comment #62 by: Ambassador on 23 Nov 2012, 18:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I strongly agree the General should be allowed to go back to work and so far, there is no body more qualify for the job than Mr. General. Moreover, he did not break any Law. HOOOOORAH Mr. General.
|Comment #63 by: Linda J. on 23 Nov 2012, 19:02 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Don't waste a good man! Keep him working! Personal life should be personal.
|Comment #64 by: Don on 23 Nov 2012, 19:11 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Petraeus is a shoe-in for undercover work!
|Comment #65 by: CHICANO on 23 Nov 2012, 19:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THE GENERAL SHOULD BE REINSTATED.
|Comment #66 by: pippo on 23 Nov 2012, 19:43 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the general should go back to be the cia head
|Comment #67 by: mikee on 23 Nov 2012, 20:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This social climbing, gold digging, headline seeking, tick on a dog's back scandalous female did a Career Public Servant in. Of course he should be brought back. The problems exist between he and his wife!!!!! It seems these two gold digging, headline seeking females, were sent in to ruin these men by enemies of the Administration. If you follow the tail, it will lead back to the "Snake's Head" in the grass!!
|Comment #68 by: chesty on 23 Nov 2012, 20:28 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i do believe he should be rehired.It surely didn't hurt Clinton, kennedy and many more. He has done a fantastic job. I am 73, so don't think I am a young person saying so what.Bad choice yes, but great general
|Comment #69 by: Karen1dh on 23 Nov 2012, 20:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
* . Soldiers are held to higher standards of character and personal conduct than this. Leaders must lead by example, and when necessary serve as examples when they fall short. What ever happened to the concept of consequences? "Time out" doesn't quite cut it here.yl
|Comment #70 by: kedzre on 23 Nov 2012, 20:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Petraeus should go back to work. No question
|Comment #71 by: dweeb on 23 Nov 2012, 20:37 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I wouldn't bring him back because of his lack of bad judgment. He picked a really ugly girlfriend !
|Comment #72 by: dweeb on 23 Nov 2012, 20:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He's shown the world he can be trusted, just not by his wife.
|Comment #73 by: miker on 23 Nov 2012, 21:04 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He should not be allowed to hold the position...seriously..wtf is wrong with this country...how is this even a speakable topic!? - Retired ARMY SGT
|Comment #74 by: Judy on 23 Nov 2012, 21:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
No breach of our security info. His infidelity in nobodys business except his and his wifes. I think if he can do the jod then bring him back. If I was his wife what I would do to him is none of your concern.
|Comment #75 by: Nebergall on 23 Nov 2012, 21:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Dictators and wannabees purge their potential competitors. This was nothing more than a sleazy tinpot-style purge.
|Comment #77 by: Joe on 23 Nov 2012, 21:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Remember when "journalists" simply reported the news at hand, and didn't seek to become a part of it?
|Comment #78 by: really! on 23 Nov 2012, 21:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
no this is stupid on so many levels I wouldnt know where to begin! very simple minded approach and really is just more propaganda
|Comment #79 by: gaiashift on 23 Nov 2012, 21:59 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm in agreement with many journalists, most of the public and Slade. David Petraeus should be rehired as CIA director since he has broken no national security or civil laws; however, he should only be rehired as head of the CIA after the Army does a complete investigation and is sure that General Petraeus has never broken laws of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. David Petraeus's experience on battlefields, his knowledge of cultures, his great ability in diplomacy and "mending fences with the enemy," and his vast knowledge of national security issues makes him the best candidate to head the CIA. The only real concern I have is with regard to his judgement pertaining to civilians- how he allowed three delusional women to get so close to him and his family! These three unstable women = the wrecking crew! The military and law enforcement should be a little more attentive when fraternizing with civilians. Law enforcement and the military have a code which civilians do not necessarily share.
|Comment #80 by: 00 on 23 Nov 2012, 22:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
broadwell was also a service member so this is not allowed .
|Comment #81 by: Petraeus on 23 Nov 2012, 22:56 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Rehire David Petraeus, with his experiences, he is the best qualified for the job.
|Comment #82 by: eCurrentz on 23 Nov 2012, 23:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
By all accounts, General Petraeus was excellent at his job. War and espionage is a dirty business where killing others is part of the job description. Being a Saint or Choir-boy, however is not part of the job description.
The sooner we as a society stop putting our heroes and leaders to be such, the better. I'd much rather they be honest instead of having to hide in a forced veil of morality. If no one cared if he was a philanderer, there would be no need for worrying about being in a compromising position.
Do you really want a choir boy who wouldn't hurt a fly, run your military or country?
|Comment #83 by: Kajiri on 26 Nov 2012, 21:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He should g back to his Job. He has done no wrong. He hada a woman and thats it. The problem now is with his family and not the whole country. How many Boy friends have each of us had in life. We have all had ex-wives and women. Leave him alone!!!!!!
|Comment #84 by: scholar on 27 Nov 2012, 18:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am among many Americans who believe that the loss of David Petraeus in the public sector is a national tragedy -- and that we need not look any further than this situation to observe partisan politics at its worst. If not a "rehire" for David Petraeus at the CIA, then perhaps HE is the person that Obama should consider for Secretary of State. Petraeus' knowledge of world affairs is encyclopedic in comparison to the incompetence of the failed US Ambassador Susan Rice. Can this nation really afford to lose this great American servant?
This is a national issue: it's not about an affair between two consenting adults or trust between spouses . . . if it were, then former President Bill Clinton and countless others in Washington should not have remained in office.
|Comment #84.1 by: Poopsie on 12 Dec 2012, 22:17 GMT|
|Comment #85 by: Bob on 29 Nov 2012, 13:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
He should get his job at the CIA back. We cannot afford to lose a gifted leader like General Patraeus.
|Comment #86 by: Real on 29 Nov 2012, 15:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Most men are guilty of adultry including some of the USA Presidents...this isn't any different...as long as security was not breached, nothing to sweat...that's his and her deal to work out with their own families...they may even get back together and marry some day, and then what?
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