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  1. A can of worms, indeed, and with more than one hidden agenda. I suspected all along that the “national security” issue was a red herring and that something was afoot along the lines of partisan politics or someone’s desire to take Petraeus out of the Benghazi problem or undermine Obama.

    Now the media sharks have two femme fatales to chew up, so this is definitely going to stay in the news; this is what sells news stories, not necessarily the meddlesome tattling of an FBI flunkie. It’s time to question just why an extramarital affair is always a career-ender in US politics; it’s hypocritical and priggish coming from a society that enjoys a 50 percent rate of infidelity. It’s also time for the close examination of the antics of Cantor and Reichert, both of whom appear to be more keen on nailing Obama’s ass to the wall than in doing their jobs.

  2. “I’m not a fan of adultery or betraying one’s spouse either, but do we want to include sexual purity as a condition for earning the rank of general?”

    Well, hrmpff, as long as adultery is a crime in the military (and elsewhere), it SHOULD be investigated and punished, especially among general officers. (Of course, some might prefer that these archaic laws be taken off the books.)

    Oh, and just as a reminder, adultery remains a crime in 27 states including the states that Petreaus claims as his residence: New Hampshire and Virginia. And of perhaps greater importance, the Uniform Code of Military Justice treats adultery very seriously: Adultery is punishable under Article 134, with a maximum punishment of dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 1 year.”

  3. In an interviewRay McGovern opined that Petraeus was an active neocon agent using the CIA to “discover” “evidence” that Iran is working on a bomb. Tells us Petraeus has lied (or whatever) before — alleging Iranian misbehavior (from USA perspective).

    So, though the resignation probably needed the “affair” as a trigger, if he was pushed (rather than jumped), it might have been to clear neocon warmongering out of CIA.

  4. I am not sure if FBI should investigate adultery. State crimes are not ipso facto federal crimes, so if right turns on red are illegal in NY state it does not make it a legitimate focus of a federal investigation. Then we have this strange law making something “militarily illegal”. Like states, the military has its own investigative agencies, and I would not be surprised in FBI has to stay away from the military business.

    Adultery is a subtle crime — definitions differ, and so do conditions on the prosecution. Nevada forbids adultery only if it is also incest — somewhat superfluously. That state also has a stature penalizing the commission of an abortion EVEN if the women is not pregnant (!?!?). This is the stature from Oklahoma:

    §21871. Adultery defined Who may institute prosecution.
    Adultery is the unlawful voluntary sexual intercourse of a married person with one of the opposite sex; and when the crime is between persons, only one of whom is married, both are guilty of adultery. Prosecution for adultery can be commenced and carried on against either of the parties to the crime only by his or her own husband or wife as the case may be, or by the husband or wife of the other party to the crime: Provided, that any person may make complaint when persons are living together in open and notorious adultery.
    R.L.1910, § 2431.
    §21872. Punishment for adultery.
    Any person guilty of the crime of adultery shall be guilty of a felony and punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding five (5) years or by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

  5. We really need to see how this plays out. The Tampa Special Ops Headquarters is a highly sensitive and
    classified operation, yet it would appear that unvetted civilians had a great deal of access. The
    potential for a serious security breach needs to be investigated. When you have two Generals
    who previously served in this command involved with a civilian with such access it needs further
    investigation, not for sexual misconduct, but for concerns about national security.

    As for the sexual misconduct, in the civilian world of business more than one CEO has
    lost his position on that basis. Anyone heading up the CIA should have had more sense
    than to become involved. If Gen. Allen was sending military material to a civilian then
    you have a serious security breach whether or not he was involved sexually. And it
    raises also the question of why he would do so and suspicion of a honey pot operation.

    The military has many problems with sexual harassment and rape involving not
    just the standing army but also the military academies. So misconduct by high
    ranking officers, those expected to lead and set an example, can not be lightly

  6. ANy means to bring down Obama, is what they wanted all along, including the Bngazhi atacks where his own men, the Ambassador he apointed was killed?

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