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Thread: Poor Petraeus. Shated for what I think is exemplary behaviour.

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    Poor Petraeus. Shated for what I think is exemplary behaviour.

    Take a look at his wife. Then consider his mistress.

    "All In" is the latter's account of her experience with the general.

    I assume she meant it.
    Come sit down beside me I said to myself
    And although it doesn't make sense
    I held my own hand as a small sign of trust
    And together I sat on the fence


    Anon. Very anon.

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    "Shated" isn't a word. Maybe consult a dictionary next time to see how to spell whatever word you thought you were saying?

    Nitwit.

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    Go figure. This was the broad.

    This was his wife.

    Where would you campaign?
    Come sit down beside me I said to myself
    And although it doesn't make sense
    I held my own hand as a small sign of trust
    And together I sat on the fence


    Anon. Very anon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awryly View Post
    Take a look at his wife. Then consider his mistress.

    "All In" is the latter's account of her experience with the general.

    I assume she meant it.
    Pics? Never mind. I see.

    I forgive him.

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    How 'poor judgment' felled military star Petraeus...

    Petraeus, star on battlefield, felled at CIA by affair
    9 Nov.`12 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Petraeus was a star on the battlefield, commanding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but was undone by "poor judgment" in engaging in an extramarital affair that led to his downfall as CIA director.
    Just two days after his 60th birthday, Petraeus stepped down from the spy agency where he had held the top office since September 6, 2011. "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation," Petraeus told the shadow warriors he commanded at CIA. It was a stunning downfall for a revered military man who was seen as one of the top American leaders of his generation and was once considered a potential contender for the White House.

    Petraeus was credited with pulling Iraq from the brink of all-out civil war and for battlefield successes in Afghanistan after overseeing a surge of 30,000 troops ordered by President Barack Obama in late 2009. He became known for counter-insurgency strategies that were seen as gaining ground against the Taliban in Afghanistan. "I don't think he was professionally overrated. His were genuine accomplishments," said James Carafano, a war historian with the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank.

    At the time of his nomination to the CIA post, some Washington insiders had said the White House wanted to find a prominent position for Petraeus to ensure he would not be recruited by Republicans as a challenger to the 2012 Obama-Biden ticket. When he was nominated to lead the CIA there were some concerns in intelligence circles that the high-profile four-star Army general might not be able to lead from the shadows as appropriate for a spy chief.

    But once he took over the head office at the U.S. spy agency, Petraeus kept a decidedly low public profile. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, expressed regret about the resignation of "one of America's best and brightest" and said it was an "enormous loss" for the country. "At CIA, Director Petraeus gave the agency leadership, stature, prestige and credibility both at home and abroad. On a personal level, I found his command of intelligence issues second to none," she said.

    RESIGNATION ACCEPTED

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    In America, the land based on ancient religious superstitions, the rule is simple.

    If you are a politician or a military hero, you can be forgiven for commiting a felony, or fraud, or gross negliigence resulting in 200 000 dead civilians. You will still receive a nice pension, and be pardoned by future fraternity brothers.

    Richard Nixon, George W.Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld for examples.

    If, however, you have an affair, and you are caught, you will be condemned for the rest of your earthly life, and if the Christian Old testament is true, possibly be sent to an eternal damnation of fire and brimstone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDog View Post
    In America, the land based on ancient religious superstitions, the rule is simple.

    If you are a politician or a military hero, you can be forgiven for commiting a felony, or fraud, or gross negliigence resulting in 200 000 dead civilians. You will still receive a nice pension, and be pardoned by future fraternity brothers.

    Richard Nixon, George W.Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld for examples.

    If, however, you have an affair, and you are caught, you will be condemned for the rest of your earthly life, and if the Christian Old testament is true, possibly be sent to an eternal damnation of fire and brimstone.
    Progress and equality aren't ancient superstitions. They're modern ones.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


    ~Alain de Benoist


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    He will be missed...

    General David Petraeus: A huge loss for US
    10 November 2012 - General David Petraeus created a new blueprint for fighting insurgencies
    The US has lost one of its most admired public servants - the man who came up with the plan which successfully got his country out of one unpopular war, and will get it out of another by 2014. General David Petraeus took a remarkable amount of experience with him when he went to be the new head of the CIA just over a year ago. He had commanded the international forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and was probably the cleverest and the most highly-praised soldier of his time. General Petraeus certainly had more experience of combating terrorism in its different guises than any other military or civilian figure in the Western world.

    He rebuilt the entire counterinsurgency strategy of the United States, which had been almost a forgotten subject since the Vietnam war, and created a highly effective blueprint for fighting insurgencies. For this amount of brain-power and strategic and tactical thinking to be lost to the United States because of an affair with his biographer will no doubt seem to many in Europe and the rest of the world to be completely disproportionate. But this is not simply another example of the kind of Puritanism which bemuses non-Americans.

    'I feel closer to SAS'

    As the boss of the CIA David Petraeus was expected to set an example to the people under his command; and extra-marital affairs have often led to blackmail and other difficulties for intelligence workers in the past. Once the FBI had uncovered the evidence for his affair and told him, it probably never occurred for a moment to General Petraeus that he might be able to hold onto his job. As I found over the years, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, General Petraeus is a very pleasant and witty man, as well as a highly intelligent one.

    An anglophile and a member of the American special forces, he visited the headquarters of the SAS in Hereford and often praised its way of doing things. "I sometimes feel closer to the SAS than anyone else," he once told me in private. It may not just have been politeness on his part. His toughness, perhaps even cynicism, served him well in Baghdad and Kabul as well as Washington. When the American forces were becoming badly bogged down in Iraq, with faulty tactics, nothing much in the way of strategy, and visibly declining morale, Petraeus stepped in and changed everything. "Of course it's possible to win this war," he told me crisply in 2007, "and I intend to do it."

    'The surge'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    Progress and equality aren't ancient superstitions. They're modern ones.

    Which is why the conservatives are opposed, because they beleive in tradition, and as Bill O[Reilly, one of their mouthpieces says, the USA was" founded on Judeo-Christian values".

    AKA: ANCIENT RELIGIOUS SUPERSTITIONS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDog View Post
    Which is why the conservatives are opposed, because they beleive in tradition, and as Bill O[Reilly, one of their mouthpieces says, the USA was" founded on Judeo-Christian values".

    AKA: ANCIENT RELIGIOUS SUPERSTITIONS.
    Those are our traditions but they are "MODERN SUPERSTITIONS". Why do you think conservatives are opposed to your superstitions?

    If you have a problem with Mr. O'Reilly take it up with him.
    Last edited by Mister D; 11-10-2012 at 01:40 PM.
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