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  •  here's the thing: when you're screwing around (14+ / 0-)

    with powerful men like these, you HAVE to know that if anything blows up, you're taking the fall no matter what. that just goes with the territory. And frankly it's not exclusive to women or extra martial affairs. People take falls when powerful men are involved. period.

    i frankly don't feel sorry for anyone in this clusterfuck. they each have their own ulterior motives. they each have their own clandestine activities. they each are plotting and planning and contriving and using each other. I don't feel sorry for any of them.

    For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

    by mdmslle on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:16:48 AM PST

    •  Broadwell & Kelley appear (5+ / 0-)
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      morally-questionable to say the least, but it was Petraeus and Allen who are public officials.

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      by Jesselyn Radack on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 06:21:32 AM PST

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    •  I'm w/ You. No Sympathy for the Lot (9+ / 0-)

      Remember, dear readers, these people are supposed to be "the best and brightest," minds in charge of national security and recipients of a totally free education to train our nation's military leaders.  Both the "A" players (Petraeus and Broadwell) and the "B" players (the other other woman and the other general) belie that assumption.

      Yet, this kind of stupidity -- from sexual behavior to guardianship of secrets, to manipulation of friendship in order to get personal favors is evidence, more evidence, and evidence again that they are IDIOTS.

      Incompetence is too polite a word.

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      by Limelite on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:00:31 AM PST

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    •  It seems everyone in this story was ambitious (1+ / 0-)
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      and pursuing their own agenda.

      Not at all clear, who decided to seduce to further their access / agenda.

      •  Since Sleazeball Eric Cantor.... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... knew about all of this in October, I wondered for a few minutes about him keeping quiet (Jon Stewart mentioned Cantor knew in October), particularly since it sounds like a story that would have set off fireworks amongst the Repukes.

        Then... ta Daaaaaaa...!  I remembered a bit of gossip from a couple of years ago where someone (gawd, I wish I could remember who!) was playfully suggesting Petraeus run for president and that no military man since Eisenhower had been president.

        I think Cantor sat on the info like a hen sitting a clutch of eggs and hoped this wouldn't go public because I suspect the Repukes wanted to nominate Petraeus for presidential candidate in a year or two....

        Gotta admit, the "pro-life" warmongers (technically, the bloody anti-lifers) who love people getting killed in illegal unconstitutional wars would have lionized Petraeus all the way to the White House and compared him to WWII's Eisenhower.  They love their military "heroes" who are fighting and dying for the sake of oil in the Mideast, as well as on behalf of the corporate military-industrial complex and mercenary corporations, and, of course, the profit margins of said corporations (let's remember their priorities: profits).

        Perpetual war, anyone?

        That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.
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        Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.
        -- Benito Mussolini

        Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.
        -- Benito Mussolini

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        by NonnyO on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:26:54 PM PST

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        •  Yes, it seems that the Rs thought they were (1+ / 0-)
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          going to win the election, and then continue an attack on President Obama/Democrats over the Benghazi incident.

          Remember Mitt's barely concealed glee in his first Benghazi press conference?

          Remember Libya was one of Obama's undeniable foreign policy successes? Without boots on the ground there, the corporatists had a hard time pursing perpetual war and government contracts.

          •  Aren't ambassadors told... (0+ / 0-)

            ... BEFORE they go to these hotspot nations that there's a chance they could be hurt, even killed..., and if they want to say 'No, Thanks!' they can decline accepting the position?

            Aren't they aware before they leave US soil that there's always a potential of danger, particularly in the Mideast?  Ditto soldiers who serve at these embassies (who sign up knowing that a military career means potential death).

            IF the ambassador was told, still went, then I'm sorry he lost his life..., but he knew the danger and took the risk..., and even though he lost his life, he bears some responsibility for his actions.  The critics can't be going around blaming other people if he knew the risks and still went there.

            [I wasn't following the story all that closely, but is this the case where he lost his life trying to help others evacuate and died of smoke inhalation..., not from gunfire or other weapons...?  If that's the case, then I have an even more WTF? reaction to the criticism.]

            I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

            by NonnyO on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:44:03 AM PST

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