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  •  Supposedly the affair didn't start until he was (1+ / 0-)
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    CIA. All those interviews conducted running together in Afghanistan were just foreplay.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 10:01:20 AM PST

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    •  Bull, Patreaus was vain, extremely competitive (0+ / 0-)

      and on all those runs, he was showing off to his subordinates and staff, "See what I got?" "You can't touch this!"

      Yes, Broadwell was ambitious, not very analytical, and became outright stupid when she started stalking Kelley, Petraeus, and Allen, BUT, Petreaus chose her, and used her as his publicist. He chose her BECAUSE she had no journalistic credentials, no analytical skills, and as former military intelligence officer, he could get away with the conflict of interest, since she had a clearance, Petreaus was able to con his staff and subordinates into giving her information that no journalist could ever get.

      Petraeus was using her to sell his preferred story of war to the public.

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