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  •  Wasn't she active military at the time? (12+ / 0-)

    I heard her talk about her book on CSPAN earlier this year, thinking that she seemed a bit too inexperienced and credulous to be writing a biography of someone this important, powerful and high-ranking. I think she mentioned that when she met him, she was a mid-level Army officer serving in country at the time. So add having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate to his list of infractions. And this was supposed to be the greatest military hero since Grant?

    Oh how the might have...never really been that mighty.

    Yet another RW icon unmasked.

    And btw, it wasn't the affair that bothers me (although it's obvious a scummy thing to do not only to his wife but to her husband and kids) so much as the fact that he, as a 4 star general and then CIA director, could be this irresponsible.

    Are criminal charges and/or a court martial or at least post-military career stripping of his rank and attendant privileges possible or likely?

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:02:29 AM PST

    •  Silly, we are going to "look forward." (11+ / 0-)

      He will not be held accountable in any meaningful way.

      At most, perhaps this gives leverage to John Kiriakou petitioning for a commutation.

      My book, TRAITOR: THE WHISTLEBLOWER & THE "AMERICAN TALIBAN," is Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Human Rights Books for February 2012.

      by Jesselyn Radack on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:27:54 AM PST

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      •  But are they at least applicable in this case (0+ / 0-)

        based on what you know or have heard, regardless of whether they're made? I have no idea of whether this was an actual crime or just a violation of military and/or CIA rules subject to purely internal disciplinary action.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:31:24 AM PST

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    •  She met him while researching and decided (1+ / 0-)
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      then to write her (Harvard I believe) dissertation on him. No wonder he was flattered and asked her to come to Afghanistan for more research. But well before his CIA tenure.

      They say possibility of any court action are next to zero.

      "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

      by Gorette on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:43:28 AM PST

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      •  Unless classified info was leaked or such (2+ / 0-)
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        In which case it would be prosecutable, even if in reality it probably still wouldn't be for political reasons.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:01:46 AM PST

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