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Originally posted by antonia
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Well, this is the U.S. If this was Europe no one would really care or you'd get the reply "He only has one mistress?!". We've got hangups with sex.
And for those of you saying it could lead to blackmail-you are right. It's only because American's are so damn silly about sex.edit on 9-11-2012 by antonia because: added a thought
Originally posted by OutonaLimb
Was Petraes viewed as a good-guy or a bad-guy?
That is the question.
LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: The timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that our Benghazi consulate was attacked on the anniversary of September 11th. Now it’s purely coincidence that this affair -- extra-marital affair -- surfaces right after the election, not before, but right after, but before the intelligence chiefs go to Capitol Hill to get grilled. As an old intelligence analyst, Neil, the way I read this -- I could be totally wrong, this is my interpretation -- is that the administration was unhappy with Petraeus not playing ball 100% on their party-line story. I think it's getting cold feet about testifying under oath on their party-line story. And I suspect that these tough Chicago guys knew about this affair for a while, held it in their back pocket until they needed to play the card.
I don't like conspiracy theories, I may be totally wrong, but the timing of this, again, right after the election and right before Petraeus is supposed to get grilled on Capitol Hill, it's really smells.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: .. .. .. partial quote:
The other thing I would add is what Bolton said, I think he’s absolutely right. There is no way that this is going to get in the way of the Benghazi story coming out, and in an odd way, and sort of a discouraging way, now that the story is attached to a sex scandal, it will become a story that will be pursued by the media as were not pursued before.
They were holding off I think to protect Obama before and also perhaps out of a lack of interest. But just given the nature of our journalism, it will now become the hottest story around and you can be sure that even the mainstream papers which did not show any interest whatsoever in this story up to and into the election are going to get on it now and it will become -- it will unravel.
Each of the four politicos had connections and influence, but they weren't big players. They were prominent suits out front.
But true power is reserved only for a few. Such people never become anxious when the calliope music starts cranking. They've got other people to run around the empty chairs. These folks are called buffers.
The electrifying but erroneous story about Lynch, then a 19-year-old Army private, turned her into the single most recognizable soldier of the Iraq War.
In a front-page report published April 3, 2003, the Post anonymously cited “U.S. officials” in saying that Lynch “fought fiercely” in the ambush of her unit in southern Iraq, that she had “shot several enemy soldiers,” and that she had fired her weapon “until she ran out of ammunition.”
But the hero-warrior narrative–published beneath the bylines of Loeb and Susan Schmidt–was untrue.
Lynch did not fire her weapon in the ambush. Nor was she shot and stabbed, as the Post reported.
So when all is said and done - GOOGLE Paula Broadwell's co-author Vernon Loeb
edit on 10-11-2012 by gmonundercover because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by hadriana
Can he maybe claim the 5th and NOT answer questions if he is a private citizen?
Could that be why the resignation?
I mean, they could call him - but if he is a civilian, does he HAVE to say anything.
I plead the 5th.
Could that be it?