WHAT NOW?.Wake up! It's not about Republicans, or
Democrats.It's about corrupt government leaders!I
don't care about parties! I didn't vote for either Obama or Bush.
Widen your vision.
For anyone in Petraeus' position to place himself in a position to be
blackmailed when he is the Director of National Intelligence is a VERY serious
matter. I can't believe he would be so foolish. It's crazy.
@worfRepublicans never have affairs?Republicans never waste
hundreds of millions of dollars?Republicans never cover-up anything?3000 American Citizens were not murdered on American soil while a Republican
sat in the WH?Republicans had nothing to do with Iran-Contra?Nothing
has ever been leaked from a Republican WH?
We have:* White House leaks* fast & furious*
Americans killed in Libya* many more cover-ups* hundreds of millions
thrown/wasted to Solyndra* a national debt that would require a half
million dollars, for every second of a year to pay off. Why is an
affair so surprising?
Right now there are certain factions in politics that gleefully want to besmirch
anything related to the military. But this is more about a man who was very
successful, flattered for being a legend, and involved in very important tasks
that had no public outlet.This guy started believing his own
mythology and did a very human thing. Those who believe they can
"fix" military leadership or the CIA or the presidency or any other
significant position of power, simply by putting in their own people in those
positions are just as deluded as Patreaus was to have an affair, and we're
just trading scandal for scandal. This is the nature of power--it
corrupts, deludes, blinds and renders otherwise intelligent virtuous people into
morally-dubious fools. You're deluding yourself if you think
you'd do better.
@JWB: There is no excuse for Petraeus' actions, but your sloppy
overgeneralization of Army officers is insulting and ignorant. I'm sorry
your experience with Army personnel was negative. Don't project that onto
the rest of us who have served for more than 10 years and still have integrity.
The focus is on the affair?This is similar to focus on a video.We just don't get the information on what's really going on.
When emotion replaces reason, there is seldom a good outcome.
This guy is clueless if he is shocked after he admitted to an affair? It is
hard to believe that he would be able to lead us in the war of where? How did
he get through the approval process for the CIA Director and make it this far
without more debacles under his belt. The more that comes out from his
admission of guilt, it appears he was incompetent, sort of like some of the
other people who haven't come up with a budget in three years or started
the failed Bush program of Fast and Furious, Benghazi, notifying the nation
about people with Top Secret information on a computer that was unauthorized.Will we have several more years of revelations from this transaction
marked VOID or Resignation?I have worked with people from the Army
who lacked integrity and honesty. This is more than just a General problem.
They want to have a good evaluation as a Colonel so they can be the next
General, etc.These long term payments on war is expensive for those
looking for a star and afterwards to a job beyond their ability. He should have
quit when he had integrity, 10 years.
he is a real class act. 60 year old fool.