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Published: Friday, Nov. 9 2012 1:11 p.m. MST

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JWB
Kaysville, UT

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?

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

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 !!

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

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!

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Thank you, General Petraeus, for your years of service to our country.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

many more resignations to follow. Now we know he was busy with other matters instead of participating in the Benghazi cover-up

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

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.

one old man
Ogden, UT

All sorts of conservative conclusion jumping going on out there.

omahahusker
Modesto, CA

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 Americans down.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

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.

jsf
Centerville, UT

Fact, the affair was discovered in a FBI investigation. Seems the affairee, was attempting to access his e-mails.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

he came clean after he was caught. no integrity

Phranc
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

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?

worf
Mcallen, TX

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.

Allen#2
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

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?

wYo8
Rock Springs, WY

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.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

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.

worf
Mcallen, TX

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?

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