Another top general ensnared in Petraeus scandal

I guess if you create a culture in which generals are treated as rock stars, they eventually begin to act like, well, rock stars.

Complete with groupies.

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Marine Gen. John R. Allen

As The Washington Post reports:

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The FBI probe into the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday.

According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” e-mails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011….

Jill Kelley

Jill Kelley

The latest development in the unfolding scandal has shaken President Obama’s national-security staff and upended his carefully chosen plans for his military and intelligence team in his second term.

It also further calls into question the personal behavior of two of the U.S. military’s highest-ranking and most respected figures, who apparently ignored concerns about the highly sensitive nature of their jobs as they embraced personal relationships with younger women who were not their wives.

It was unclear whether Allen could be subject to criminal prosecution. The senior defense official said the Pentagon was still reviewing the e-mails and declined to comment on the nature of the relationship between Allen and Kelley. “Gen. Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter,” the official told the Associated Press.

Under the military’s Uniform Code of Military Justice, adultery is classified as a crime.

Apparently, one of the anonymous emails sent by Broadwell had accused Kelley of “inappropriately touching” Petraeus — or “Peaches,” as we now he is called by some — beneath a dining table. Unfortunately, these are just the latest and most high-profile scandals in a string of incidents involving senior military officials. And as the New York Times reports, the way this investigation has unfolded does not exactly inspire great confidence or respect for some of those entrusted with law enforcement in our country either:

“Ms. Kelley, a volunteer with wounded veterans and military families, brought her complaint (about Paula Broadwell) to a rank-and-file agent she knew from a previous encounter with the F.B.I. office, the official also said. That agent, who had previously pursued a friendship with Ms. Kelley and had earlier sent her shirtless photographs of himself, was “just a conduit” for the complaint, he said. He had no training in cybercrime, was not part of the cyber squad handling the case and was never assigned to the investigation.

But the agent, who was not identified, continued to “nose around” about the case, and eventually his superiors “told him to stay the hell away from it, and he was not invited to briefings,” the official said. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Monday night that the agent had been barred from the case.

Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, the official said — that the case had stalled. Because of his “worldview,” as the official put it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama. The agent alerted Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who called the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, on Oct. 31 to tell him of the agent’s concerns.

The official said the agent’s self-described “whistle-blowing” was “a little embarrassing” but had no effect on the investigation.

Everybody’s human. Everybody makes mistakes. Wearing a uniform or a badge doesn’t endow a person with some kind of immunity to temptation or bad judgment.

But still …

– Jay Bookman

224 comments Add your comment

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 13th, 2012
6:14 am

Our Top Soldiers really do seem to be dickin’ around… :)

Granny Godzilla

November 13th, 2012
6:21 am

Hey wait…..I thought it was gonna be the gays who ruined the armed forces.

Heck of a job, heterosexuals!

Aquagirl

November 13th, 2012
6:22 am

20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails? When in the hell was this guy actually doing his job?

RF

November 13th, 2012
6:25 am

“The agent alerted Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who called the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, on Oct. 31 to tell him of the agent’s concerns.”

A rogue “agent” alerts Eric Cantor… interesting move. Sounds like somebody had an axe to grind, a person whose own conduct is questionable at best. All this over a handful of e-mails between jealous women who were attracted to power like Monica Lewinsky. The “crime” is Paula Broadwell sending threatening e-mails, but the blood hounds on Cantor’s leash are trying their best to use this to undermine the administration and foreign policy. When all you have is bitterness, you’ll risk anything to take down anyone you can. Yeah, that’s productive.

Joel Edge

November 13th, 2012
6:27 am

“Wearing a uniform or a badge doesn’t endow a person with some kind of immunity to temptation or bad judgment.”
I don’t think anyone has made that claim, Jay.

clem

November 13th, 2012
6:36 am

have these guys ever heard of saltpeter?

rc

November 13th, 2012
6:43 am

Another selective bashing by a hack AJC writer.
Can’t look into Bengahzi but boy we can investigate every ounce of a sex story.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 13th, 2012
6:43 am

As long as there were no national security breaches occurring then I say no big deal. Let the whole thing should be between their family and God. I don’t understand this Puritan attitude that an American fighting man can only kill. But, bottom line, this does not have to be politicized. It is a matter between the generals, their families and God.

Aquagirl

November 13th, 2012
6:44 am

It is a matter between the generals, their families and God.

Not as long as they have security clearances.

Rightwing Troll

November 13th, 2012
6:50 am

These generals must’ve been RINOs…

weetamoe

November 13th, 2012
6:52 am

Apparently Eric Cantor did the right thing–notified the FBI boss and kept his mouth shut—but according to Jay’s follower–he has his *bloodhounds* on a string, what—chasing Obama like he’s Eiiza crossing the ice? This bright young congressman–being Jewish and conservative–is understandably detested by the Obama gang but come on! At least he did his job.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 13th, 2012
6:52 am

Aquagirl

November 13th, 2012
6:44 am

Explain that please. If there were no breaches, what does a clearance matter?

JamVet

November 13th, 2012
6:52 am

Can’t look into Bengahzi…

Do tell?

The Fox-induced hysteria over Benghazi collapses

November 5th, 2012 by Jay

What happens when a lie goes astray?

Don’t be a sore loser, rc. Be the good loser that you were meant to be. (grin)

Jay

November 13th, 2012
6:57 am

By “look into” Benghazi, Jamvet, I think he means “confirm my political fantasies about what happened there and why.”

You know, “unskewed” reporting, a la Fox.

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
6:58 am

Get ready to call FEMA! Will Hurricane Paula destroy the White House’s Benghazi cover-up or will the media successfully flood the American sheep with notions of a complex love affair, deflecting the reason to investigate the mischief and mistakes in Libya away from the picture-perfect President?

clem

November 13th, 2012
6:59 am

jindal to gop….stop being stupid party….

Aquagirl

November 13th, 2012
7:02 am

If there were no breaches, what does a clearance matter?

If I fire a weapon in your direction a few times but don’t hit you, does that matter? How about driving drunk as long as I don’t wreck?

A breach of security is cause for concern whether anyone exploits that breach or not. For example, it’s bad judgement to take a laptop or briefcase full of classified info home or leave it in your car and that person should get slapped upside the head.

MadMax

November 13th, 2012
7:06 am

Jay will stop writing about this as soon as it starts to look like there was an attempt by his staff to hold this until after the election for political reasons, then we’ll get a column on the obstructionist GOP while the President and Reid continue with their crusade to punish the “wealthy”.

Jay

November 13th, 2012
7:07 am

weetamoe, I agree. From what we’ve seen to date, Cantor handled this appropriately.

The FBI agent, on the other hand ….

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
7:07 am

You should change your political icon from a donkey to a sheep. White House has pulled the wool right over your eyes! It obvious that you are concerned for this President. That’s why you’re trolling the comments over morning coffee.

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 13th, 2012
7:09 am

Just wait until the FDA approves the first women Libido enhancing drug…dicagria.
And starts shipping them to our armed forces.
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It’s not gonna be pretty.
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Mormans and Mooslims have it right.
Monogamy is unnatural.
One should have as many wives as one can afford.
It’s nobody’s business but the participates.

JamVet

November 13th, 2012
7:12 am

… punish the “wealthy”.

That claptrap worked so well for you Republicans the past four years, I can see why you are still running with it, Max!

When you fake conservatives start moaning and groaning about punishing working class Americans, you MIGHT just stop getting your arses kicked every four years…

MadMax

November 13th, 2012
7:18 am

JAmvet – and you are your usual arrogant self. Demanding a tax on one group to pay for another group is why this president has failed to bring any form of bipartisan coalition together. If he would instead ask for a revenue increases and let the parties figure out how to get there in private, he might have a chance but he and Reid take every opportunity to play the class warfare card to pandder to guys like you. And you lap it up and drool at the prospect of getting even.

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:20 am

Reading about this, I just had crazy idea. We really should guard against the acquisition of undue influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex.

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
7:22 am

Makes me wonder when Obozo really knew about this, hmmmmm prior to the election maybe ?…Stupid is as stupid does

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 13th, 2012
7:23 am

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
6:58 am
Get ready to call FEMA! Will Hurricane Paula destroy the White House’s Benghazi cover-up or will the media successfully flood the American sheep with notions of a complex love affair, deflecting the reason to investigate the mischief and mistakes in Libya away from the picture-perfect President?

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But what about Karl Rove??

http://twitpic.com/bcuhn0

Did he have moles in the service? the CIA? The FBI?

Was this the reason Romney dropped benghazi like a hot potatoe?

Shirtless FBI lover-boy-wannabe hands off to GOP house Rep who hands
off to Eric Cantor….

Who did what? Who did who? and …..what about Naomi.

This one has something for everybody!

Golly I love American politics.

Hey, one crazy lunatic fringe theory deserves another.

Mr Phoenix

November 13th, 2012
7:24 am

It was Bush’s fault!!!!!!

Mick

November 13th, 2012
7:24 am

Generals behaving badly, temptation knows no rank….beware, it can happen to you too but mercifully, it won’t be front page news…

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:27 am

Anyone else ready with the popcorn to watch our sadder righties insist that if the public had only known, we’d be looking at a Preznit-Elect Mittens today?

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 13th, 2012
7:28 am

stands

that’s what gets me about this….

If the GOP thought that were the case they most certainly would have run with it.

Why didn’t they?

Mick

November 13th, 2012
7:30 am

Class warfare? Over a tax increase of 4%? Some rubes here just don’t make any sense, we managed most of the 90’s with that rate and look what happened? By the way, I say let the tax cuts expire for everyone if we are truly serious about the debt…

Georgia

November 13th, 2012
7:30 am

Broadwell. Surfer. Wine taster. Loose cannon. Kick Boxer. Sex monkey. Troll. Her threats were sent anonymously. Then she told the media that the Benghazi compound was a prison. And that the attack was to free the terrorists we detained there. She may be the greatest loose cannon in the history of the world.

I can’t get enough of this story. And why Jay isn’t digging and reporting everything he can is beyond me. Dig, sir. You’re the one getting paid. DIG!!!!!

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:32 am

…and speaking of the (not) Preznit elect, anyone else remember how much stink Obama took from righties for having the temerity to design a logo-seal to cover that period when he was merely a President-Elect?

like, say, this one?

http://obamashrugged.com/?p=202

Only reason I bring it up…

http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/screen20shot202012-11-0720at208-16-2820pm-copy.png?w=753

Recon 0311 2533

November 13th, 2012
7:33 am

Congress needs to find out the timelines on this latest Petraeus scandal. When was Mueller informed he would have had to been told when the investigation began. When did Mueller inform Holder and when did Holder inform the president. What linkage if any does this have with the Benghazi tragedy. Too much going on here that points to lies and or coverups and at the very least a serious breakdown of discipline within the Obama administration.

Atlanta Mom

November 13th, 2012
7:33 am

Good lord. As I always told my teenagers, never put anything in an email that you wouldn’t want your Grandmother to see. What’s wrong with these men?

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:34 am

If the GOP thought that were the case they most certainly would have run with it.

Why didn’t they?

Their inherent decency and patriotism, of course.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 13th, 2012
7:35 am

Recon,
You’re a hoot.

Georgia

November 13th, 2012
7:35 am

But who could resist a woman like Broadwell? Just take a look at this big beautiful babe. She’s a brunette, she stays fit, her measurements are every high schooler’s dream. Her voice is feminine, yet there’s a friendly, authoritative air to it. Her neck. Her shoulders. Her eyes! Now there’s a photograph of her shaking the CIA Director’s hand in front of a spread of flags. Look at the two closely and tell me that’s not sheet-eating grins, the cats who ate the canaries. This photo was taken in November, 2011, when the affair began. We could be seeing the aftermath of that first tryst. I love history.

Aquagirl

November 13th, 2012
7:35 am

When did Mueller inform Holder and when did Holder inform the president. What linkage if any does this have with the Benghazi tragedy.

And Recon would also like some pics of Mr. Shirtless FBI for, uh, informational purposes.

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
7:36 am

Impeach Obozo, what an idiot

Emery

November 13th, 2012
7:38 am

Let me see if I understand you. General Allen is, in your eyes already guilty of–just what? You I am sure have less evidence than the FBI however Gen Allen should be court martialed. As for myself, after 30 years in the Marines I believe we should be taking a closer look at our brave Commander in Chief over the Benghazi incident. It was OK for Bubba to nail a 19 year old intern, for which he was impeached for lying but everybody else should be strung up. You gutless SOB..

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:39 am

Class warfare? Over a tax increase of 4%?

It’s about the pain. Conservatives can’t bear for their wealthy benefactors to ever feel any pain, without having ordinary Americans absorb even more.

Check out this Meet the Press transcript:

[this is a rush transcript, there might be a few minor errors]

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Gregory: should Obama have refused
to accept the Saint’s resignation?

Schumer: no because Petreaus is a true hero

Coburn: face it – women and classified
information don’t mix

Gregory: this is another reason to regard
Benghazi as a scandal isn’t it

Coburn: indeed we must talk of nothing else

Gregory: but the Fiscal Cliff is almost
as frightening as sex

Coburn: that’s a tough call Fluffy

Gregory: the debt is all-important and
therefore we must avoid cutting spending
or raising taxes

Gregory: talk to me about inflicting pain

Coburn: Republicans are willing to cut
raises taxes if we can cut the size of the
federal government in half

Gregory: would you really raises
taxes on rich people like me??

Coburn: yes but the real problem is
greedy old and sick people

Gregory: let’s talk more about painful outcomes

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
7:40 am

GOP lost the election, but will have the last laugh here. Too bad, too. Obama will be remembered for the biggest cover-up in the nation’s history as well as destroying America’s economy and reputation around the world.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 13th, 2012
7:40 am

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:34 am
If the GOP thought that were the case they most certainly would have run with it.

Why didn’t they?

Their inherent decency and patriotism, of course.

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You are so damn cute!

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
7:40 am

Emery…dead on regarding Obozo and the Benghazi debacle…Impeach The Idiot in Chief

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:41 am

You I am sure have less evidence than the FBI however Gen Allen should be court martialed.

Emery, I have to ask–who are you talking to?

Recon 0311 2533

November 13th, 2012
7:41 am

Aquagirl,

Shouldn’t you be back in your 10th grade high school class.

GT

November 13th, 2012
7:41 am

When you mix a cocktail of politics, military and religion you have explosive situation. I have always been uncomfortable when in a religious setting the speaker will point the audience’s attention to a visiting military personality. There is a unbalanced admiration from the church for men who professionally do not represent the tenants of the church. The military is a necessary evil totally worshipped by a gun toting society not to be confused with church work.

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:41 am

Hey, why don’t you guys get right to work on that impeachment thing. It worked out so well for you last time.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 13th, 2012
7:43 am

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
7:40 am
GOP lost the election, but will have the last laugh here. Too bad, too. Obama will be remembered for the biggest cover-up in the nation’s history as well as destroying America’s economy and reputation around the world.

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Or

you’ll have egg on your face, change your blog name again and life will go on.

wonder what the odds are?

alex

November 13th, 2012
7:43 am

@Atlanta Mom, exactly, as for the rest of it, People mag will have a field day, then there’s the brilliant and alluring Jay response:”but, still”, see : slow news day, nothing yet tobash on the right but granny and jamvet are awake and have to entertain the am syncophants…..

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
7:43 am

Ironically, someone referred to as “Peaches” is key to the impeachment.

clem

November 13th, 2012
7:45 am

stewart. remove your head from your a$$

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
7:47 am

clem. but that’s where I keep my foodstamps.

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
7:48 am

Stands for decibels…We will, no worries, COUNTRY FIRST….at least we do not have our hand out waiting for King Obozo to pat us on the head and redistribute OUR $…stupid is as stupid does

AU Liberal in ATL

November 13th, 2012
7:48 am

One thing about this blog, reading it clearly reveals the intellectually challenged who watch Fox Noise and buy into their propaganda.
Stay on that bridge to nowhere, Einsteins. You see where it got you a week ago.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 13th, 2012
7:49 am

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
7:47 am
clem. but that’s where I keep my foodstamps

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even an animal knows you don’t defecate where you masticate.

Georgia

November 13th, 2012
7:50 am

Luckovich today! Dangerous Liasons. Fatal attraction. You get the idea that Broadwell could boil a bunny. Can America ever forgive Patraeus? Broadwell will go on to become a superstar. She’ll be a judge at one of the talent shows. Patraeus, though, is starting to look like the incompetent that I suspected when he first took over the surge. I was like, “WTF?” I am a military brat who came into being in a barracks. I was baptised in jet fuel, weaned on SOS, and you can believe I got high on the sound and smell of afterburners. I learned who the phoney brass were early on, when my dad took me to parades and his superiors would come around and ignore me. I am not to be ignored!!!

Now I have Patraeus at my mercy. I alone know his weaknesses. Military prowess extends to the PX, and the Commissary, and the bowling alley, and the base gym. I saw everything. I know everything. I know what a total schmuck Patraeus was, is and forever will be. If Holly doesn’t divorce him after the holidays, then she’s nutz too..

Broadwell: A woman’s scorn? or Frankenscorn????

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:51 am

at least we do not have our hand out waiting for King Obozo to pat us on the head and redistribute OUR $

Please, do go right on falsely accusing the people who voted for the other guy as moochers.

That worked so well for you last time.

Stewart Blewit

November 13th, 2012
7:52 am

Please answer this. Are Obama’s recent tears over gratitude or remorse? It appears that his final campaign speeches about “trust” were referring to his own behavior. If you were stationed in Benghazi and you hit the distress button expecting immediate support, would you settle for an unmanned, unarmed camera drone to linger overhead? There are humorous accounts of two factual conflicting stories in regards to the President’s actions immediately following the deaths of the Americans in Libya on 9/11 and both are equally disturbing. The President either went to bed and finished watching the massacre commercial-free on his Tivo drive the next morning, or he boarded Air Force One to see one of his favorite rock bands perform at a campaign rally in Las Vegas. Obama supports the use of drones — roughly 200 million of you.

Skip

November 13th, 2012
7:52 am

Other than losing the election the cons didn’t skip a beat.

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
7:53 am

AU Liberal…do NOT watch FOX, is a shame seeing this country go to hell with this moronic President, he could care less about the Economy or our standing in the world, he wants you dependent on his govt…This Benghazi disaster is at his feet.

Hope they make Gen Petreaus testify, how convienent he resigns prior to the hearings, hmmmmm

Lord Help Us

November 13th, 2012
7:54 am

Ms. Kelley was ‘an unpaid social liaison.’

Is that another word for ‘madam?’

AU Liberal in ATL

November 13th, 2012
7:54 am

Using words like “obozo” is juvenile and it totally depletes any shred of credibility you may have otherwise had. It’s not funny, it’s not clever. It’s silly and childish. You got one thing right though, stupid is….

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
7:54 am

http://www.gallup.com/poll/124922/Presidential-Approval-Center.aspx

1. Click on the pic of Billy-Jeff

2. Check where his approvals were at the time (like, oh, Dec. 19-20) the geniuses in the lame-duck House thought it was a good idea to proceed with impeachment, after getting dope-slapped in the mid-terms.

(just in case someone forgot.)

Georgia

November 13th, 2012
7:55 am

and now it is painfully obvious that Romney would have won the election had this affair come to light. It’s so bad, that the stink would have covered anything Blue. It suggests an adminstration so out of touch and out of control, that no voter could trust Obama. Benghazi was bad enough, and a damn near thing. But this? No, we’d have a Republican Juggernaut in Power. I almost feel sorry for Iran if this story had broke.

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
7:56 am

Stands for decibles….American and Country first, you and your beloved President put those what, third , fourth ??…SEmper Fidelis Ahole !

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
7:58 am

AU Liberal…I love my country…do us a favor….and LEAVE

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
8:01 am

and AU Liberal…just for you..Obozo ! Obozo !…you think his mentor the Rev Wright ( you know, of GD America fame) might be saying the same ?

independent thinker

November 13th, 2012
8:01 am

Paula Broadwell was the female version of Dan Senor – writing glory pieces about one of Bush’s top generals as part of Mission Accomplished strategy. Probably she and Petreaus would have had top jobs like Senor if Romney got elected. After all Rush has not called her a slut -why is that? No stains on her dress?
Maybe she should not have changed the biography’s title from Dangerous Encounters to All In.
I hear she and Petreaus were distracted on the night of the Benghazi attack and Obama was covering for them according to Dick Morris.

JKL2

November 13th, 2012
8:01 am

Clinton proved sex scandals only matter if you have an (R) behind your name.

Make sure not to let any facts get in the way of your witch hunt. It’s the seriousness of the charge that counts.

Jm

November 13th, 2012
8:01 am

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
8:02 am

AU Liberal…do NOT watch FOX

I guess they use too many big words.

Rick Patel

November 13th, 2012
8:03 am

Fashionable femme-fatale Jill Kelley fascinates FBI agents and turns top generals into horny, fawning frat-boys. She really rocks!

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
8:04 am

All we are missing now is Scout to come here with his daily “Have I mentioned how insanely jealous I am of Bill Clinton?”

A nation turns its lonely eyes to you. woo woo woo.

Bill

November 13th, 2012
8:06 am

Enter your comments here

JamVet

November 13th, 2012
8:07 am

Max, as long as you Republicans continue to be trickle-down devotees and soft-on-crime bankster coddlers, the American plutocracy will continue to thrive.

LONG LIVE THE 1%!!

ALL HAIL THE 1%!!

(And like Mr. Romney, long may these great American patriots hide their money overseas…)

Bill Clinton

November 13th, 2012
8:08 am

Heck if this Kelley chick called me during the campaign, I would have investigated and gotten to the bottom of all this. I wonder if she liked cigars.

ahnald

November 13th, 2012
8:08 am

Stands for Decibels…A true American is not currently President, does that not bother you ? He just does not care…oops except for ObozoCare, he wants to tax the “rich” and give to the 47% , oops more like 51.6%…I have given to much and worked to hard for that crap, oops, I guess I did not build my businesses and provide jobs, was not me, was the Govt, WTF…Benghazi you must be kidding, if they actually watched an American Ambassador and others get killed while help was an hour away…just unacceptable

Jm

November 13th, 2012
8:09 am

It’s a ruthless world out there

“Later, the agent became convinced — incorrectly, the official said — that the case had stalled. Because of his “worldview,” as the official put it, he suspected a politically motivated cover-up to protect President Obama. The agent alerted Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who called the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, on Oct. 31 to tell him of the agent’s concerns.

The official said the agent’s self-described “whistle-blowing” was “a little embarrassing” but had no effect on the investigation.”

It’s entirely possible that his conversation with Cantor either finally precipitated this whole thing, or seriously accelerated it.

And that’s supported by the abrupt nature in which this has played out, without even the senate intelligence committee being updated in advance.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist. But if you think the world is 100% chance, you’re a fool.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 13th, 2012
8:11 am

Georgia

November 13th, 2012
7:55 am
and now it is painfully obvious that Romney would have won the election had this affair come to light. It’s so bad, that the stink would have covered anything Blue. It suggests an adminstration so out of touch and out of control, that no voter could trust Obama. Benghazi was bad enough, and a damn near thing. But this? No, we’d have a Republican Juggernaut in Power. I almost feel sorry for Iran if this story had broke.

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Then why didn’t Dave Reichert or Eric Cantor use it?

Seriously dude….

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
8:11 am

Please answer this. Are Obama’s recent tears over gratitude or remorse?

Why, that’d be gratitude.

I realize it must be difficult sussing out ordinary human behavior, after supporting Chuckles The Robot all those months.

Lord Help Us

November 13th, 2012
8:11 am

‘A true American is not currently President,’

Would love to hear your definition of a ‘true American…’

Skip

November 13th, 2012
8:15 am

I have to give the cons their due, they are entertaining. I’m so glad they didn’t go away after the beat down. Please fellow libs, welcome them with open arms. Cons= cartoons for adults.

Freud

November 13th, 2012
8:16 am

Zee powerful, you see, cannot often resist zee trappings and temptations of dis power.

No matter zee profession.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 13th, 2012
8:17 am

I am surprised that Recon and our other rush-to-judgment cons omitted their demands to know what was discussed at the secret moon base between the generals and the President, what role did the flying submarine have to play, and why was the transformer construction program stopped? What role did the GI Joes play? And don’t we all know that this is a coverup because Obama sank Putin’s battleship?

Mick

November 13th, 2012
8:20 am

Wow, patreaus infidelity is obama’s fault? That’s a stretch even for lowly con standards…

Freud

November 13th, 2012
8:23 am

Mick 8:20

Your ego, interacting with the ego of your manage, vill make you do strange things….. :)

indigo

November 13th, 2012
8:24 am

Women are attracted to handsome powerful men. And, if you are also tall, that’s just icing on the cake. So, this behavior by the generals and the attractive younger women comes as no suprise whatsoever.

If you are a man but not tall or handsome or powerful, don’t expect to ever get very attractive women. The best men get the best women. That’s just nature and it’s not going to change.

However, there is one hope for average men. You see, there is one thing that attracts women more than height, looks and power. What could it be, you ask? Why sir, it’s MONEY. So, if you want to get those best women and the fickle finger of fate has shortchanged you, then get rich.

MONEY TALKS!! It always has and it always will.

A’int nature just the greatest!!!!!!!!!!

Whatever

November 13th, 2012
8:24 am

Jay,

Not to change subjects but has there been any news on the investigation of voter fraud in Florida? I heard there were several districts with 100%+ participation with one at 158%.

Just curious how that is shaping up and how does a state handle that? You can’t have an honest election when the ballot box is being stuffed. How do they know which votes are invalid now?

Lord Help Us

November 13th, 2012
8:25 am

‘Wow, patreaus infidelity is obama’s fault? That’s a stretch even for lowly con standards…’

Now when you are already convinced that Obama is an America-hating Socialist Muslim…this is all a massive coverup masterfully planned and executed in the wake of the attack on the Benghazi consulate to insulate the President. We CAN’T let them get away with this!!!!

As I said before, this ’scandal’ is quite capable of keeping the cons in zulu land through 2016…if they are dumb enough to let their ‘media’ continue its brainwashing…

Lord Help Us

November 13th, 2012
8:26 am

‘I heard there were several districts with 100%+ participation with one at 158%.’

I heard that Ms. Broadwell AND Ms. Kelley will be showering with me this evening…

skipper

November 13th, 2012
8:27 am

As previously stated……I saw pics of P’s wife, and good Lord she could “hain’t” an eight-story hotel by herself! She is probably 5′1 and field-dresses at 250! No frickin’ wonder he strayed…..make an effort! Hey….it happens; look at JFK, and he was married to a beauty!

Brosephus™

November 13th, 2012
8:29 am

Everybody’s human. Everybody makes mistakes. Wearing a uniform or a badge doesn’t endow a person with some kind of immunity to temptation or bad judgment.

No it does not. The training to get that uniform or badge includes training on how to curtail the urge to give in to temptation and/or make bad judgement decisions. However, as the old saying goes, “to err is human”.

Whirled Peas

November 13th, 2012
8:29 am

Hey, under the Clinton administration these guys would have been protected. All they would have to do is look sincerely at the camera, wag a finger and state “I did not have sex with that woman.”

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 13th, 2012
8:30 am

skipper, really? How immature. Be a grown up and leave his wife out of it. What next? Attacking kids? :roll:

stands for decibels

November 13th, 2012
8:33 am

No frickin’ wonder he strayed…..make an effort!

skipper? from the wiki:

Two months after graduation Petraeus married Holly Knowlton, a daughter of Army General William A. Knowlton, who was superintendent of West Point at the time.[23] Holly, who is multi-lingual, was a National Merit Scholar in high school, and graduated summa cum laude from Dickinson College. They have a daughter and son, Anne and Stephen. Petraeus administered the oath of office at his son’s 2009 commissioning into the Army after his son’s graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[24][25] His son went on to serve in Afghanistan as a member of Alpha Company, 3rd Platoon, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.[26]

Petraeus’ official domicile in the United States is a rustic property in the small community of Springfield, New Hampshire, which his wife inherited from her family.[27] Registered to vote in that state as a Republican, Petraeus once told a friend that he was a Rockefeller Republican.[28]

So I guess what I’m saying to you Skipper, is this: Go f-ck yourself.

Whatever

November 13th, 2012
8:33 am

Lord Help Us,

I’m not trying to be funny or political. Just curious if all the news about this is real or not. Does anyone know if it’s a real story or just being made up?

Lord Help Us

November 13th, 2012
8:35 am

‘Does anyone know if it’s a real story or just being made up?’

Why don’t YOU find out and then let us know…otherwise, it just looks like more poo flinging and that hasn’t worked…

Aquagirl

November 13th, 2012
8:37 am

Does anyone know if it’s a real story or just being made up?

If you’re incapable of using the internet to find decent, reliable information then what anyone else says is irrelevant. Your brain has no filter and will take in any junk floating downstream.