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Thread: Petraeus Scandal Grows to Include Top General in Afghanistan

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    Petraeus Scandal Grows to Include Top General in Afghanistan

    PERTH, Australia — Gen. John R. Allen, the top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has become ensnared in the scandal over an extramarital affair acknowledged by David H. Petraeus, a former general. General Allen is being investigated for what a senior defense official said early Tuesday was “inappropriate communication” with Jill Kelley, a woman in Tampa, Fla., who was seen by Mr. Petraeus’s lover as a rival for his attentions.

    In a statement released to reporters on his plane en route to Australia early Tuesday, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that the F.B.I. on Sunday had referred “a matter involving” General Allen to the Pentagon.

    Mr. Panetta turned the matter over to the Pentagon’s inspector general to conduct an investigation into what a defense official said were 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents, many of them e-mails between General Allen and Ms. Kelley, who is married and has children.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/us...s-scandal.html

    This just keeps getting worse...black marks all around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conley View Post
    PERTH, Australia — Gen. John R. Allen, the top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has become ensnared in the scandal over an extramarital affair acknowledged by David H. Petraeus, a former general. General Allen is being investigated for what a senior defense official said early Tuesday was “inappropriate communication” with Jill Kelley, a woman in Tampa, Fla., who was seen by Mr. Petraeus’s lover as a rival for his attentions.

    In a statement released to reporters on his plane en route to Australia early Tuesday, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that the F.B.I. on Sunday had referred “a matter involving” General Allen to the Pentagon.

    Mr. Panetta turned the matter over to the Pentagon’s inspector general to conduct an investigation into what a defense official said were 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents, many of them e-mails between General Allen and Ms. Kelley, who is married and has children.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/us...s-scandal.html

    This just keeps getting worse...black marks all around


    I am surprised, no astonished at how much play this, what shall we call it -- swinging dick gate? -- is getting in the mainstream press.

    Oh wait....

    My bad.....the election is over...

    ..and they can blame it on NATO


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I am surprised, no astonished at how much play this, what shall we call it -- swinging dick gate? -- is getting in the mainstream press.

    Oh wait....

    My bad.....the election is over...

    ..and they can blame it on NATO
    The Benghazi hearings start on Thursday........

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    I give it a day or two ... then it will be Obama's Fault.
    “Conservatism is the fear that somewhere, somehow, someone you think is your inferior is being treated as your equal"

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaarona View Post
    The Benghazi hearings start on Thursday........
    Keep Hope Alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I am surprised, no astonished at how much play this, what shall we call it -- swinging dick gate? -- is getting in the mainstream press.

    Oh wait....

    My bad.....the election is over...

    ..and they can blame it on NATO
    I think it's a legit story because these are men in charge of our national security. Like Bubba in Oval Office, when these individuals put themselves in compromising situations it can affect their ability to do the job. If it was the CEO of a company then I wouldn't look at it in the same light.

    Also, under military code infidelity is a crime but not sure how often that gets invoked.

    But yeah, a sex scandal is going to get heavy press regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conley View Post
    I think it's a legit story because these are men in charge of our national security. Like Bubba in Oval Office, when these individuals put themselves in compromising situations it can affect their ability to do the job. If it was the CEO of a company then I wouldn't look at it in the same light.

    Also, under military code infidelity is a crime but not sure how often that gets invoked.

    But yeah, a sex scandal is going to get heavy press regardless.
    So, you're saying if somebody was fucking somebody Benghazi would have gotten more play?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    So, you're saying if somebody was fucking somebody Benghazi would have gotten more play?
    No doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conley View Post
    No doubt
    This gets weirder by the hour.

    Paula Broadwell's driver's license was found on a jogging trail in a park in DC and Jill Kelly is demanding protection from 911.

    Why on earth would her home have been heavily guarded?

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/militar...arties/1261272

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    Something smells about this new report of possible miss conduct. That could mean anything and sounds like they are trying to force him out.

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