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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Paula Broadwell and rock star, General David Petreaus

"Here is the rock star general, fully tarted out with more medallions than a Pakistani taxi cab"

GENERAL DAVID VIAGRUS PETREAUS

Petreaus falls from a self-built pedestal that was based on more than battlefield heroics. As a general, his principal message to the troops under his command was not just about military tactics and high-concept strategy. He preached individual leadership above all else, often telling his charges that character meant doing the right thing when nobody was watching.
 - Wapo





A GENERAL THAT ACTUALLY WON WARS, MINUS ALL UNNECESSARY DECORATION.

93 comments:

  1. When enlisted men were draftees, they kept it real and left the hoorah bullshit for the lifers, who hated our smirks.

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    1. Did they ever:

      I have a pic taken with my miniature 16 milimeter Minolta Camera which I bought in Tokyo of my motor Lieutenant standing next to one of our M-51 a-1 Jeeps with "Army Sucks" drawn clearly in the dust on the plastic back window.

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      ...and everyone who was short let everyone else Know It with shouts of "SHORT!"

      ...laughing all the while at the lifers.

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  2. 1:26-1:30 'our rapport increased....decided to make it an official relationship, if you will'

    Petraeus displays good judgement in paramours, but not in Presidents.

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  3. So the old warrior and head torturer has been caught with his pants off ? Oh dear, that is really a serious crime ...

    The mere fact that the wars he ran have been an unmitigated disaster is obviously a side show compare with unforgivable rumpty pumpty.

    Anyway, you have to love the title of the book by the woman he banged: "All in"

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    1. I noticed that, but failed to mention it :)

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    2. Speaking of made for each other, War on the Cheap fell head over heels for COIN. I have become convinced there is no military policy capable of achieving either peace or stability in the ME short of the "parking lot" option which is not doable by western standards. Gen P. was a player but not the only one which is one story.

      The other story is the arcane expectation that two people either can or should remain in a coupled for however long. Some people find the enduring love. Most do not. Some people find a place of contentment. Many do not. Some keep on looking. IIRC the same thing just happened to Dinesh d'Souza who was, of course, set up.

      I think Everybody noticed the title of the biography. Gen P. just pulled a Lance Armstrong. Welcome to hell.

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    3. ... remain in a coupled state ...

      which of course is badly phrased since I don't do coy but the general idea pertains.

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    4. I totally missed All In...

      The coming Alzheimers rears it's ugly face.

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    5. "Oh dear, that is really a serious crime"

      Marital infidelity seems to be one of the last taboos.

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    6. What's in the fridge, Jenn?

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      Anonymous returns in one of his more disagreeable emanations.

      Once again, the sign of the A.

      At the EB, it doesn't stand for adultery. It merely stands for asshole.

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  4. November 10, 2012
    Is Petraeus Falling on His Sword?

    Fay Voshell

    Was General Petraeus told by the Obama administration to fall on his sword? Was the general told he would be exposed unless he clammed up about Benghazi? Did he decide to blow his own cover before the president could? Could it be he is sitting on stuff that would tempt some in ccongress to consider the president's impeachment -- and Obama knows it?

    There are so many unanswered questions.

    But it certainly it is a bit odd that Petraeus's resignation happened several days after the election and several days before he would have testified about Benghazi. It would not be the first time self-immolation was ordered so that a dear leader could survive.

    Remember, Petraeus refused to go along with the administration's storyline about Benghazi, disassociating himself and the CIA from the whole debacle. It could be he was ordered to resign. Failure to do so might have meant his affair would be plastered over the media and the mistress targeted. So maybe Petraeus chose to fall on his sword, coming forth with the information about his affair himself and offering his resignation.

    Why would this administration target the general, who is widely respected and admired? What might the White House gain from his fall from grace? Perhaps silence about the truth concerning the Benghazi firestorm?

    After all, the story of a "spontaneous" demonstration instigated by an obscure video has not held up well, and in-depth answers still have not been forthcoming. But as head of the CIA, the general has to know the truth about what happened, and is no doubt being pressured to sit on it.

    But there may be a way for Petraeus to testify. It could be the general is cannier than Obama and his administration thinks he is. There is a chance a court order via the House will allow Petraeus's testimony -- something the good general might even want. Being ordered to testify would technically allow him to remain loyal to Obama and his oaths as a military officer.

    But he could still sing.

    If he is ordered to tell the truth and does so, the consequences for the administration could be catastrophic.
    Certainly conservatives should stay tuned as this unexpected drama continues to unfold and adds to the speculation over the Benghazi debacle.


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    1. But he could still sing.

      I love the sounds of that.

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    2. .

      Now, you're turning into the others here who start out, "let's assume".

      Why don't you wait and see if the story actually changes.

      You already look pretty silly over the election.

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  5. Here is link on cspan Book TV:
    Paula was given “unusual access” to the general:

    http://www.booktv.org/Featured/13203/All+In+The+Education+of+General+David+Petraeus.aspx

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  6. You have to listen to the first 6 minutes.

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    1. I guess the new saying is, if you can't jog with them sleep with them.

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    2. Or should I say old saying since he could be her father

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  7. The Convenient Resignation of General Petraeus
    November 9, 2012 By Robert Spencer 15 Comments


    Apparently overcome with guilt over an extramarital affair, General David Petraeus abruptly resigned as director of the CIA Thursday. A suddenly socially conservative Barack Obama accepted his resignation Friday, as Petraeus explained in a statement made public Friday afternoon (the time when all stories that the administration wants to bury are released). But Petraeus’s statement simply didn’t hold water — not only because it assumed an Obama as strait-laced as Pat Robertson, but also because it comes just after the House Foreign Affairs Committee asked him to testify in its investigation of the Benghazi jihad attack and subsequent Obama administration cover-up.

    “Yesterday afternoon,” Petraeus wrote, “I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. 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.”

    Parson Obama, that well-known moral crusader who praised Ted Kennedy as an “extraordinary leader” and Barney Frank as “a fierce advocate for the people of Massachusetts and Americans everywhere who needed a voice,” may indeed have been so indignant over Petraeus’s affair that he accepted his resignation with alacrity. On the other hand, maybe his willingness to see the last of Petraeus had something to do with the statement that the CIA issued on October 26: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”

    This came after Fox News had reported that same day that “sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to ‘stand down’ rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.”

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    1. But if it wasn’t Petraeus who ordered that no help be given to Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff when jihadists attacked the embassy, the order would have had to come from someone who outranked even the director of the agency. Thus Petraeus’s denial that the order had come from him pointed the finger directly at Barack Obama. And while the mainstream media buried that fact before the election, probably the House Foreign Affairs Committee would have asked Petraeus just who did give the order.

      For surely it was just a coincidence that Petraeus resigned on Thursday, the very same day that Fox News reported that the Foreign Affairs Committee was planning to call him to testify at their Benghazi hearings, along with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Matt Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Surely that had nothing to do with Petraeus’s decision to submit his resignation. This couldn’t have had anything to do with his quitting. It is much more likely indeed that suddenly, just as the news that he was going to be summoned to testify came in to his office, Petraeus was overcome with remorse over his affair, and decided – although apparently the affair began some time ago, since there were rumors about it while he was still in Afghanistan – that Thursday was the day, right then and there, to come clean and resign his position.

      The preposterousness of this scenario is obvious. And the convenience of the timing for Barack Obama cannot be overlooked. Now Petraeus will not be testifying at the House hearings, and so, barring a subpoena, the primary witness to who ordered the CIA to stand down in Benghazi has been removed.

      The transparently flimsy justification given for the resignation is also troubling, reminiscent as it is of the charges that Stalin suddenly brought against his former friends and comrades in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, when overnight heroes of the revolution became hated class enemies. That a Democrat administration as socially to the Left as Obama’s would use a charge of adultery as an excuse to remove a hitherto respected public official already strains credulity well beyond the breaking point. It also has more than a whiff of totalitarian-style denunciations and purges. Will a show trial follow?

      And the worst part of all this is that the election is over, the opposition to Obama is reeling and toothless, and clearly the man believes that he can behave this way without worrying about any accountability. And he is probably right.

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    2. And the worst part of all this is that the election is over, the opposition to Obama is reeling and toothless, and clearly the man believes that he can behave this way without worrying about any accountability. And he is probably right.

      But maybe not. In fact, probably not.

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  8. The gal is under FBI investigation for trying to/(succeeding in?) tap(ping) into the emails of the man that has every secret of the United States on his computer.

    Just another fuckhead lifer.

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  9. Whnile Fox News tells US the compound in Benghazi was the US embassy.

    Not an accurate report, not at all.

    Wonder what else is incorrect in their rreport?

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    1. Fox news reports that the Embassy is in Tripoli.They refer to the facilities in Benghazi as a consulate. They also refer to an annex.

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    2. Wrong, again, anon.

      In the first sentence FOX describes an attack on the embassy.

      Then they refer to it later as the consulate. The compound was niether off those things. The annex, which was attacked after the CIA operative laser painted a mortar position from the annex roof top.

      FOX's editors are terrible. The reporting, inaccurate and there for without credibility.

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      Just as your view of this whole incident is inaccurate and therefore without credibility.

      We've been through that before.

      Go to CBS or ABC if you don't like Fox.

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  10. Fox is no longer a "News" Channel. Hasn't been for awhile, I suppose.

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  11. Matt Taibbi sinks a straight-in swisher that doesn't even touch the net:

    Mitt Romney could have easily won the presidential election if he and his party had realized that they were turning people off, according to Matt Taibbi.

    "If they were self-aware at all, Mitt Romney would probably be president right now," Taibbi wrote in a blog post for Rolling Stone late Thursday.

    He argued that Republicans' message about financial responsibility could resonate with a lot of people, but unfortunately it is a cover for their belief that women and minorities are "parasites."

    Modern Republicans "have so much of their own collective identity wrapped up in the belief that they're surrounded by free-loading, job-averse parasites who not only want to smoke weed and have recreational abortions all day long, but want hardworking white Christians like them to pay the tab," Taibbi wrote. "Their whole belief system...is inherently insulting to everyone outside the tent – and you can't win votes when you're calling people lazy, stoned moochers."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/matt-taibbi-mitt-romney_n_2099894.html

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  12. Adam interviews Education reformer Kevin Chavous

    Former advisor to President Obama...

    As the show opens, Adam talks about the problems with putting an emphasis on cognitive education and talks about the lack of good teachers he had growing up. Since the show is being recorded mid-results, the guys then get the announcement that Obama is projected to be re-elected. They also talk about the swell of class warfare, and Adam complains about potato bugs and ‘I Voted’ stickers.

    Next up, education reformer Kevin Chavous enters the studio. The gang talks about the importance of parents and how kids can learn with the right quality options. Adam then talks to a caller who was assaulted by an elderly man while trying to vote. News stories include Donald Trump’s response to the election, who could potentially run in 2016, and the legalization of marijuana in certain states. As the show wraps up, the guys talk about the states that don’t serve alcohol on Election Day, the art of peeing in the car, and Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s expected baby.

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    In the news, Alison brings up /Buttonwillow, California

    Who we Buccaneers also engaged in Combat with on the Football Fields.

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    I hereby challenge Rufus to come up with a more endearing city name in the State of MissusWhatever, down there on the mighty Mississip.

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    1. Magnolia, and Yazoo City.


      We're the only state in the union with a "Yazoo City."


      bonus question: What is a yazoo?

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    2. My guess is Yazoo refers to you, or your forebearers.

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    3. I think I have a man crush on Roland.

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  13. Fascinating timing that it happens on a Friday after the election.

    The American public needs to get over this adoration of the US military. The military is both a necessary evil and in many more cases an unnecessary evil.

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    1. That's what you need to focus on. The Timing.

      Petraeous is human, things happen.

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  14. The idea of this young woman with movie star looks, following this high strutting perfumed peacock around the world so that we can explore his life and exploits is absurd.

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    1. First Rule: Hang anyone that writes, or quotes from a book about "COIN."

      When you're fighting a "War" that has a "COIN" aspect you're fighting a Losing War.

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    2. Give me a break:

      Gen Pee made friends out of enemies just by cuttin a few deals.

      Friends Forever...

      ...until they weren't.

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  15. How can a guy be a tactical and strategic military genius and not be smart enough to keep his gooma out of sight.
    Hell, most any E-1 could do a better job.

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  16. When did the FBI find out about Petraeous' peccadillos? How long has the administration had the information?

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  17. re: "Here is the rock star general, fully tarted out with more medallions than a Pakistani taxi cab"

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    49.
    Bill Jones said
    Speaking of Petraus

    One of these men orchestrated victory in the most all-encompassing war of all time (so far, of course, so far)

    The other was beaten by a bunch of goat-herders.
    You’d never guess which is which by the medals.

    General Petraeus


    Eisenhower Portrait

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    60. blert

    Bill Jones…

    That’s a PAINTING of Ike.

    For obvious reasons, all of his ‘salad’ was omitted because it would’ve ruined the theme of the composition.

    If you look at actual photos of Ike in his class A uniform — it’s loaded with salad.

    ———

    Just bring your A game…

    So far, you’re graded F.

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    Deuce's pic shows otherwise.

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    1. Give Bill my regards, tell him he is full of shit. Thanks Deuce.

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  18. His uniform, his ribbons, the affair...all sideshow.

    The burning questions involve the timing and circumstances of his resignation.

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  19. Sorry, I could not restrain myself. Reading the post comments while drinking my morning love buzz coffee, I became inspired by Petraeus’ star emblazoned beret and changed hit unit patch for him.I won’t leyt it happen again.

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    1. Try to find smaller stars these days. They're all big and garish.

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  20. He had very sincere, and very talented, enemies.

    He was very much disliked inside the CIA, and his fellow Generals considered him "the guy that ALWAYS left the dead dog on your doorstep.

    He was just another prick with silly ideas that any E1 with with 30 days in-country could tell you were bullshit.

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  21. The very first mention you ever hear of the word "counterinsurgency," Sell All Your Stock, and go find a hole you can pull in after ass.

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    1. COIN works best when you're actually properly occupying a country after you've crushed them militarily.

      We crushed Afghanistan militarily but failed to properly occupy it.

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    2. He was a highly educated Post Doc scholar at Princeton.

      You think General George Smith Patton, Jr. could match that?

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    3. Every girl scout troop in history that was so inclined "crushed" Afghanistan. The Greatest Armies in history failed to "Occupy" it.

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    4. You would need several million troops to occupy Afghanistan. These days the US couldn't occupy anything much larger than Grenada.

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  22. The Afghans were never crushed.

    They moved. Into Pakistan or just down the valley.

    Anon shows his inexperience at both things military and blogging, again.

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    1. You are a First Class Asshole, aren't you?

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      Nonsense.

      Our's was merely a failure to communicate.

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  23. The failure of 'crushing' Afghanistan can be summed up in two words

    TORA BORA

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  24. TORA BORA
    Bush the Wuss, aided by General Tommy.

    ...remember all those temporary cease-fires, or whatever they were called?

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  25. I actually have a different take on this and if I were Obama, I would be nervous.

    Two weeks ago, Petraeus made it clear, in a public statement, that the Benghazi disaster was not on the CIA. That was a warning shot.

    Someone probably told Petraeus to keep his mouth shut or they would out him over his sport companion.

    Petraeus, being the good soldier, held his fire until after the election.

    He exposes the loins on his flanks and takes away the trump card.

    There is nothing Petraeus can or cannot say in an open congressional hearing in or out of the CIA. Anything confidential would be done in closed session.

    Add to that, as a friend of ours, Red said, love is fleeting. The book will sell a bazillion copies. Petreaus has about 15 different pensions and can go on the circuit for about 50Gs a clip.

    Takes the babe to a California beach and hides in plain sight.

    It beats joining the ranks being cloistered at Walter Reed as thanks for their service.

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  26. This is a spin from the Christian Science Monitor.

    "Petraeus, who was widely celebrated as a military commander and even occasionally mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, was sworn in as head of the CIA in September 2011 – and had kept a low profile since. Now speculation is sure to proliferate over whether that low profile resulted from Petraeus focusing on America’s intelligence gathering or on personal matters.
    In particular, members of Congress and other officials demanding answers about the Benghazi attack on the US consulate that resulted in the deaths of four Americans – including the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stephens, and two CIA agents – will want to know if there was any link between Petraeus’s extramarital activities and what has been increasingly criticized as the CIA’s weak performance on the night of the Benghazi attack."

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    1. Let's see if the Administration begins to throw Petraeus under the bus on the Sunday morning talk shows. If they do, I expect it will be done subtly.

      They will leave it to others to leak the real smears.

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      ... will want to know if there was any link between Petraeus’s extramarital activities and what has been increasingly criticized as the CIA’s weak performance on the night of the Benghazi attack."


      Who writes this bushwa?

      Was it the CSM editorial board or some op-ed dick?

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  27. The mere fact that the wars he ran have been an unmitigated disaster...

    The civilian-military divide looming large - once again:

    The U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has a way with words, a way that should put his head on the chopping block when he personally appears at the White House Wednesday on orders from a "furious" president. In the current issue of Rolling Stone, McChrystal and his aides diss the president, the vice president, the national security advisor, the U.S. ambassador and the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan. In short, McChrystal and buddies accused the civilian leadership of screwing up Afghan policy. If that were not enough rope to hang himself, McChrystal has issued an "apology for poor judgment" but no retraction, no claim of being misquoted or having his derogatory comments taken out of context. Now one might explain away the insubordination as standard trash talk among stressed-out warriors. But the McChrystal cadre confirmed their damning remarks to Rolling Stone fact checkers in the two weeks prior to publication. Apparently, McChrystal made no effort to head off or amend the story.

    If Obama is to have any chance of succeeding in winding down the U.S.military engagement with some semblance of accomplishment and honor, he must end the policy divisions within his administration and the insubordination of military leadership on the ground.

    On another none-of-my-business note, everyone seems to think Jenny is the old Trish who spoke well of Stanley McChrystal and his attempts to implement COIN or COIN-like tactics in Afghanistan. I understand that people change but that's a pretty big one. I also suspect degrees in sarcasm in some of the Jenny posts (e.g. engineered demographics) so ... so nothing really except the full circle closure - there is no (traditional) military solution in the ME, and one can argue whether "non-traditional" military solutions belong in the military.

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  28. What a lot of hypocrites you Americans are! This guy presided over a campaign in which drones are killing lots of people - the odd terrorist among many women and children "collateral casualties" - and as head of the CIA he undoubtedly presided over all kinds of skulduggery, but he has to go because he succumbed to the temptation to play hide the sausage on the side with a rather attractive woman.

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    2. GENERAL DAVID VIAGRA PETREAUS SUFFERED NO ENERGY CRISIS FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.

      ...something anyone of us would be proud to write home about.
      Not to include the wife, of course, which Jenny, if she truly is Trish, can attest to.

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    3. Q sabotaged my post by deleting his comment refering to an energy crisis.

      Has this man have no shame?

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      You're a sweetheart, Dougo.

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      The comment you referred to was the first thing that came to mind. On reflection, I figured, well I had that argument in full yesterday, no sense starting it up again.

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  29. Lord have mercy. America reduced to blog commentary.

    Husband in Petraeus Affair Wrote to Advice Columnist?

    These guys should have their own reality show.

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  30. 14. jaybird

    Why didn’t Petraeus take the Dem approach of Kennedy, Clinton et al, and go after the “war on women” vote which carried Obama? He could announce :

    I’m not ashamed of my body !!”
    I support wymen’s free sexuality, and I love lady parts”
    I’m just like JFK and Clinton, my heroes.
    Why is the FBI trying to suppress the sexual freedom of my biographer with gestapo tactics and secret surveillance? Thats why all wymen voted for obama, to prevent the war on wymen’s sexual freedom !!
    I’m an alpha male !!!! Do you want some kind of beta wuss heading up the CIA? Fire me if you dare, but I’ll still fight for wymen’s sexual freedom !!!
    I call on the press to stop this assault on wymens sexuality !!!
    I’m running as a democrat !!!

    The man isn’t the strategic thinker the press made him out to be.

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  31. re:
    Husband in Petraeus Affair Wrote to Advice Columnist?

    HMunsterNov 10, 2012 9:58 AM CST said...

    If you read the entire column, you would see that the husband, his wife and Petraeus would socialize together occasionally. I would invite Petraeus out for drinks along with my wife, then in front of Petraeus I would say nicely, but very matter-of-factly to my wife: "I know that you're cheating on me with David, but what I would like to know is why and how long it's been going on." No yelling, no recriminations, just stating a fact. Even if they tried to deny it, the looks on their faces would betray them. By the way, I believe you were cheated on: "Tell us how you would have handled things after confronting your wife about the suspected "affair", which she may well deny? Some of us have been down that road. " Please... [EDIT]: By the way, when I was a licensed P.I. we would never "confront" the cheating spouse, we would chronicle the event on film and/or video. The easiest way to do that is to have the person (being cheated on) tell their spouse that they had to go out of town overnight or for the weekend on some pretext - business or sick friend/relative/whatever. We would have a surveillance set up at the cheating spouses' house. Sometimes they would go and meet their lover at their own place, sometimes they would have the audacity to have the lover come over. If they were both in a relationship they would meet at a third location, usually a motel or hotel. We would occasionally get video of them kissing - or some other pda - if they were so indiscreet as to do it out in the open. Usually we would just get proof of them stepping behind closed doors together. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that they're not playing checkers in there.

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    A lot of the other comments there are hilarious, and worth the read.

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  32. Petraeus displays good judgement in paramours, but not in Presidents.

    On further reading, retracted. She sounds crazy as hell.

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    1. Something strange is occasionally good for the soul.
      ...or at least if not that, the unthinking little head.

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    2. The person who complained about harassing messages from Ms. Broadwell, according to the official, was not a family member or a government official. One Congressional official who was briefed on the matter on Friday said senior intelligence officials had explained that the F.B.I. investigation “started with two women.”

      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/us/fbi-said-to-have-stumbled-into-news-of-david-petraeus-affair.html


      heh

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    3. It is after all a good thing we have two sexes, but anymore than that, three, four, can you imagine how complex things would become?

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  33. 34. Walt

    The title of this post is The First Emperor, and I have no doubt Wretchard believes Barack Obama will be that first Emperor, or, since last Tuesday, already is the first elected Emperor of the United States. But they don’t call themselves Emperors any longer, they now call themselves Presidents for Life. Three 80 plus year old Supreme Court justices will retire soon and Obama will not nominate and seat three moderates. No, the three new radical Left justices will ramrod a decision that the 22nd Amendment is unconstitutional, being punitive, which it was, being directed at the bones of FDR. We will never again see an honest election. Expect, about 2024, near the end of his fourth term, that Barack Hussein will anoint himself President for Life, to the cheers and huzzahs of the entire plantation.

    In the flickering glow of the torchlight parade
    Obama, the President for Life
    Smiled as he gazed at the nation he’d made
    And turned to his young nubile wife
    And said the fools cheering below without pause
    Have traded their freedom for cheese
    He’d made them all paupers and beggars because
    As beggars they’re easy to please
    He waved to the crowd and then walked through the door
    That led to a room of gold thrones
    And smiled to his wife and said, cheese and what’s more
    They’re pleased that I gave them free phones

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    35. Storm-Rider

    W: “By and by it dawned on her [Kullberg] that the truth was in fact everywhere. It had to be. Otherwise airplanes would not fly, computers would not function nor the planets stay on their courses… The truth was omnipresent whenever we looked outside the narrow boundaries of the heart of man.”

    Winston Smith: “The belief that nothing exists outside your own mind; surely there must be some way of demonstrating that it was false… There was truth and there was untruth; and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” George Orwell – 1984

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  34. How long will it be now before porn on PBS?

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/election_2012_the_final_victory_of_the_counterculture.html

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  35. Can the Supreme Court rule on the "Constitutionality" of an Amendment?

    Once an Amendment is passed, it "IS" the Constitution. Right?

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    1. It depends on the Supreme Court :)

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  36. .

    The views expressed in this piece are either the clouded musings of some bell-bottomed throwbacks from the seventies or the emasculated thoughts of metrosexuals from the late 80's and 90's.

    Any Sean Connery Bond is better than any other Bond in the same sense that while I look forward to the next Bourne movie I know in my heart that Jeremy Renner will not match Matt Damon. Some actors are born for certain parts.

    Regarding the choices presented, while many consider Goldfinger the best, I always thought From Russia with Love was Numero Uno.

    Which Bond Film Was The Best

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    1. With regaards Benghazi, Q, I do not claim to know other than what is told, retold and ever changing story.

      I do know the type of fella that signs on to nonmilitary combat operations. Covert and overt affairs, some decades removed but the profile remains constant.

      Nothing from the CIA or its' General can be taken at face value. That State stuck to the cover story so long, well...
      Leads one to believe the truth is off in the purple haze, where it will remain, to dangerous to see the light of day

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    2. Tie between those two movies, from this reviewer.

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  37. The theory that they were/are buying up Khadafi's weapons, and shipping them through Turkey to certain groups in Syria does seem plausible.

    Regardless of the exact nature of the operation, there's likely several people/allies/etc. still at risk, and other governments/allies that would be very upset if the details got out.

    Also, any Syrian group that is shown to be receiving arms from us would suffer a probably fatal lack of credibility.

    The election is over; this is over. Next.

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  38. Hold that thought and go to the next thread.

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  39. You of course remember when the Tea Party came to Washington when the health care act was being voted on. What do you think of us, others, trying to catalyze a similar "occupation" of Washington during the fiscal cliff/debt limit discussions during the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress. These are extraordinary times, they call for sacrifice. The "makers" and others horrified by the path we are on need to start sending riders out to spread the word, and converge on Washington. I think that it can't be a day or a weekend, but a Tiananmen Square type movement. What say you?

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  40. I think it's better to put pressure on your Republican congressman to get a new Speaker of the House.

    And it's the wrong time of year, and no one has cab fare anymore. And it's cold, and the Holidays are near.....

    Sorry, but.....try it anyway!

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