Did Petreaus Betray Us (And If Not Us, His Wife... After The Election Of Course)

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Update, in which we find the true reason for the affair: Petraeus Won’t Testify on Benghazi Next Week, Senate Aide Says.  In other words, next time one is called to testify before a panel over the deaths of 4 people including one US ambassador, one just pulls the infidelity "get out of testimony" card and all is well.

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A mere few days after the re-election of our president, CIA Director David Petraeus annoucnes his resignation:


The reason - an extra-marital affair...


Of course, the defense is already known: Petreaus did not commit that affair... the government did it for him

Via AP:

David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.


According to his letter of resignation, Petraeus asked President Barack Obama on Thursday to allow him to resign, and on Friday the president accepted.


Petraeus said in a statement that he had shown "extremely poor judgment" in having an affair.

and From the Director of National Intelligence...



Today, CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his letter of resignation to the President. Dave’s decision to step down represents the loss of one of our nation’s most respected public servants. From his long, illustrious Army career to his leadership at the helm of CIA, Dave has redefined what it means to serve and sacrifice for one’s country.


Since he took over as Director in September of last year, he and I have worked together to tackle some of the most challenging issues faced by the Intelligence Community in more than a decade. Under his leadership, the CIA remained instrumental in providing our policy makers decision advantage through the best possible intelligence. I’m particularly thankful for Dave’s unwavering support and personal commitment to my efforts to lead the Intelligence Community and integrate our intelligence enterprise.


Whether he was in uniform leading our nation’s troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, or at CIA headquarters leading the effort to generate intelligence used to keep our nation safe, Dave inspired people who had the privilege of working with him.


I have spent more than five decades serving our country–in uniform and out–and of all the exceptional men and women I have worked with over the years, I can honestly say that Dave Petraeus stands out as one of our nation’s great patriots.


On behalf of the entire Intelligence Community, I thank Dave for his service, his support and his continued friendship.


James R. Clapper

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Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

I have spent more than five decades serving our country–in uniform and "out"

Ha!  Ha!  Ha!

alien-IQ's picture

In the end...it would have been cheaper to rent.

Piranhanoia's picture

he got the clapper

Quinvarius's picture

Well.  He looks gay.

AnAnonymous's picture

'Americans' still picturing themselves as leaders. Laughable.

Kiwi Pete's picture

Oh yes and China's leaders are soooo moral.

At least American leaders don't get their wives to murder their business associates.



China's Bo Xilai expelled and faces criminal charges

Martin Patience reports: "Murder, corruption and cover-up" exposed at the heart of power



Bo Xilai scandal

Top Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been expelled from the Communist Party and will face justice, state media say.

Mr Bo, the ex-Communist Party leader in the city of Chongqing, is accused of abuse of power and corruption.

His wife, Gu Kailai, was given a suspended death sentence in August for murdering UK national Neil Heywood.



Sandmann's picture

Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. (Daniel 2:31-33)

debtor of last resort's picture



edit: when you send him back to The Netherlands, send our gold with him. Oh no, leave the tungsten. We just need the intel. How to build Fema camps etc.



freewolf7's picture

A momentary lapse of reason.

monopoly's picture

LOLOL. What a govt. Amazing. Just a coincidence that this comes out today, and the other day the drone that Iran decided not to shoot down. All just after the election. Amerika!

fijisailor's picture

Iran has a drone in their posession for one reason only:  To justify a whole new drone program for the MIC.  WE gotta start drone wars with Iran and shoot down their drones with our drones.

tickhound's picture

Marc Faber batting 1.000 on "scandals" call.

What'd that take.. one day?

TuesdayBen's picture

Had to resign due to poor judgment - he shtupped Crowley

machineh's picture

Gahhh! -- no dinner for me tonight, I feel ill ...

knotjammin2's picture

This country is totally screwed.  

falak pema's picture

oops that jumping the gun!

falak pema's picture

no just one woman or man.

Urban Redneck's picture

That's hardly a new development

Dr. Engali's picture

From the Director of National Intelligence..


Must be more Friday humor because that made me laugh.

surf0766's picture

check out drudge pic.  wow


jomama's picture

i see he hasn't updated his website format for over a decade now...  fail.

Inibo E. Exibo's picture

This makes me sad.  He was going to look soo good riding in on that white horse.

Downtoolong's picture

After The Election Of Course


Exactly. That's the part I love too. It's the shit they don't tell us that hurts us the most, and there's enough of it to fill a warehouse.


lostcause's picture

 You notice good news never comes out on a Friday!

akak's picture

What is "good news"?

venturen's picture

What he had an affair with Geithner?

Shizzmoney's picture

The guy should of just said, "Yeah, I fuckin' cheated on my wife.  I'm CIA director.  I drone bombed the shit out of my mistress' pussy!"

Satan's picture

How can a man entrusted to keep some of the Nations deepest and darkest secrets not be able to keep something as trivial as this under wraps? Couldn't they just bump the bitch off and blame Iran? Don't these clowns watch American Dad?

semperfi's picture

was he caught by a drone ?

max2205's picture

NSA satcom and video. Is it on YouTube yet next to the Hulk sex tape?

hunglow's picture

Can thunder thighs pink rabbit make it to the end of the year.

Catullus's picture

Benghazi? That's what simpletons think is the scandal? 4 people died. No gives a fuck. They didn't want to pay to defend a hideout, the locals watched how little security there was and struck a weak target. It's probably the Libyan government that tipped the group off that it was weak. There's no fire here. This is the extent of it: A low value, weak target in a civil war torn Shithole.

Who knows why he's resigning. Maybe the guy is truly embarrassed and lost the respect of subordinates. I'd think you're at serious risk of being blackmailed as CIA director. It's not a way to live. Just own up to it and quit.

Darth Mul's picture


My Uncle Fergus says the second big wedding will be in roughly the next 7-10 days.






I Am Not a Copper Top's picture

I would've cheated on her too, she's not an attractive woman

max2205's picture

Couldn't be Russian subs getting a couple of burgers at Charleston SC sub base?!

Uskatex's picture

Well, if he resigned for having an affair... Berlusconi should hang himself after getting an enema of sulfuric acid!

slackrabbit's picture




P: I want to resign.

O: No

P: I screwed Hanity

O: I know and NO!

P: I screwed Hanity and Hilary.

O: No.

P: Ron Paul?

O: Lame dude, and NO.

P: Hilary, Ron Pail and Hanity?

O: Really, sad? NO.

P: I voted Romney!

O: Lol who didn’t? and No.

P: We can't win Afghanistan!

O: Yea I know that, everyone does; and No.

P: I push this button and my mobile phone will send a scan of your birth certificate to Donald Trump!

O: C'mon man, you're really trying here! try harder!

P: I tell everyone that 'I have had an affair' and you let me go, and in return I don't tell everyone how broke and how fucked we really are! And that from Zero Hedge, to Jones, to Faber, to Keiser, to Celente, to Austin Fitts we are all completely arse fucked in to next the century; and that all those kids died for nothing!

O: Yea, we’ll just say you’ve lost it on CNBC. Then we'll talk about how great you were, till you lost it!

P: Ok, now you’re really asking for it! I’ll tell everyone who will win Dancing With the Stars And X Factor for this season!

O: <sigh> FFS, Alright already! So who’s your replacement?



DonutBoy's picture

Odd - why announce the reason - to embarass your wife?  He's being forced out for denying to take the responsibility for Benghazi.  Someone found this and used it.

PontifexMaximus's picture

smart guy, he did the right thing, at least (hope so) he had some pleasure....

Darth Mul's picture

Aw, this is great:

“Dancing Israelis” Arrested On 9/11 Later Sued The Govt, But Lost Their Case




israhole's picture

So did he even get busted, or was his conscience getting to him? LOL, scumbags, each and every one of them.

daveeemc2's picture

"My dear family, guess what? Today I found out what my special purpose is for.
Gosh, what a great time I had. I wish the whole family could have been here with me.  Maybe some other time...as I intend to do this a lot...every chance I get!"

blunderdog's picture

She said something about some kind of job she'd give me too...

Tenshin Headache's picture

"Dave" ... really???

LFMayor's picture

Fuck yeah he should resign.  He cannot even pull of some penny-ante shit like an affair, how in the hell can he be trusted to smuggle all that dope in from down south?

knukles's picture

The retired four-star general was featured in Newsweek's special "Hero" edition just this week and provided a dozen tips on leadership including: "We all will make mistakes.
                                                                 -NBC NY