Petraeus said to be shocked by girlfriend's emails

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 13, 2012 11:19 p.m.

    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.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:10 p.m.

    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.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 1:34 p.m.


    Republicans 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?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 13, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    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?

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    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.

  • Army Prof Williamsburg, VA
    Nov. 12, 2012 10:06 p.m.

    @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.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 12, 2012 9:08 p.m.

    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.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 8:45 p.m.

    When emotion replaces reason, there is seldom a good outcome.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 8:44 p.m.

    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.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 8:22 p.m.

    he is a real class act. 60 year old fool.