The Petraeus Saga: Epitaph For A Four Star

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The Petraeus Saga: Epitaph for a Four Star (CounterPunch, Nov 14, 2012):

by Col. DOUGLAS MACGREGOR, Ret.

When Major General David H. Petraeus, commander of the 101st Airborne Division met Lieutenant General William Wallace, commander of the U.S. Army’s V Corps on 27 March 2003 at a site near Najaf, only five days after American forces began the attack to Baghdad Petraeus and Wallace were deeply pessimistic. They concluded, “The war was in dismal shape.” Petraeus, an officer who had risen to Major General and Division Command with no previous combat experience, was deeply worried about the level of Iraqi resistance.

The fact that 3rd Infantry Division (mechanized), an armored force of hundreds of tanks and armored fighting vehicles was already 50 miles south of Baghdad and poised to attack the city did not seem to matter.  Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. would have flown into a rage and fired them on the spot.  Yet both men went on to four stars.

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Paula Broadwell & Jill Kelly Visited White House (Washington Post)

Petraeus mistress and woman who initiated probe uncovering affair had visited White House (Washington Post):

WASHINGTON — The two women at the center of the David Petraeus scandal — the biographer with whom he had an extramarital affair and the socialite who received worrisome emails that led investigators to uncover the illicit relationship — visited the White House on separate and apparently unrelated occasions. Neither woman met with President Barack Obama during their visits.Petraeus resigned as CIA director last week after acknowledging an affair with writer Paula Broadwell. In briefings Friday with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the retired four-star general was apologetic and regretful and insisted that his resignation was related only to his personal behavior.

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General Petraeus And ‘The Spy Who Loved Him’

General Petraeus and “the spy who loved him” (Jon Rappoport’s Blog, Nov 12, 2012):

by Jon Rappoport

It’s absurd to think the FBI just found out about CIA Director Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer. The timing is too convenient.The FBI knew about the affair some time ago and, under strict orders, kept their mouths shut until just after Election Day. If they hadn’t, the scandal would have blown up during Obama’s campaign run.

During the period the FBI knew about Petraeus’ affair, they also knew he was completely vulnerable to blackmail. In FBI and CIA circles, to have done nothing about it is considered treasonous. Putting a gag on these FBI people had to been done by the White House.

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CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist Paula Broadwell; Bush’s Key CIA Aide During 9/11 Terror Attacks Now New CIA Director!

In other news:

FBI Investigation Led to Petraeus Resignation (Newsmax, Nov 9, 2012)

More on Paula Broadwell HERE


CIA director David Petraeus resigns after FBI investigation uncovers affair with high-profile journalist (National Post, Nov 10, 2012):

David Petraeus resigned abruptly Friday as CIA director after an FBI investigation discovered his affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.

Broadwell, who released All In: The Education of General David Petraeus earlier this year, is now under investigation for trying to access Petraeus’ email, which may have exposed classified documents, sources told NBC News.

The FBI probe is unlikely to result in charges, NBC’s source noted.

Broadwell did not respond to voice mail or email messages seeking comment.

Broadwell, a research associate at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership, is married with two kids, according to her website.

The president said that CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell would serve as acting director. Morell was the key CIA aide in the White House to President George W. Bush during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Morell had served as deputy director since May 2010, after holding a number of top roles, including director for the agency’s analytical arm, which helps feed intelligence into the president’s daily brief. He also worked as an aide to former CIA director George Tenet.