We probably haven't heard the last of David Petraeus. Since resigning as CIA director Sept. 6 over an affair, the retired four-start general "has retained superlawyer Robert Barnett of Williams & Connolly for advice on post-governmental issues, and to assist him in planning his future," report Politico's Mike Allen in "Playbook".
"No book is planned. The two had met and talked a little over the years," Allen writes. "Petraeus is facing probes by Capitol Hill, the Justice Department and the CIA, and now has Barnett's 250-member firm on his side."
Beyond tawdry details of Patreaus's affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, he may have to grapple with more substantive criticsm of his career. In The New York Times journalist and novelist Lucian K. Truscott IV seeks to puncture what he calls myths of Patreaus's military successes in Iraq and Afghanistan. "He wasn't the military magician portrayed in the press; he was a self-constructed hologram, emitting an aura of preening heroism for the ever eager cameras."
And a Washington Post piece takes issue with the job perks enjoyed by Petraeus on active duty, including motorcade, valet drivers and personal chefs. "Being a four-star commander in a combat theater is like being a combination of Bill Gates and Jay-Z - with enormous firepower added," said Thomas E. Ricks, the author of "The Generals," a recently published history of American commanders since World War II.
Via Politico, The New York Times and Washington Post.
@Fishbone345 Just pointing out your righteous indignation for the fraud it is. I seem to remember Bubba lying and wagging his finger as he scolded us all for asking. In this instance, the lies were restricted to the general's family.
Be that as it may, it doesn't seem like this general is willing to fall on the sword to protect Obumble.
@Jeff_Woehrle "Just pointing out your righteous indignation for the fraud it is." Uh, no you didn't point anything out at all. You said to Liberals lying about sex is a private matter and lying about National Security isn't. I say, lying is lying is lying. One is no better than the next.
If the STUNNING amount of security between Mr Petraeus and the press during his closed-door testimony to Congress is any indication he won't have to do much more than keep his head down. The DC establishment, particularly his fellow Republicans, will do the rest.
@martydotcom sure you would,just never a "fellow traveler". she was a lect wing kook who was used like a sex toy to screw with the republican potus by the leftwing govt. media. its "relevant" because this story uses both wars as a point of reference. pay attention.
You must be gone awhile before you can "come back". You might not be as good at damage control as you might think. Your wife and family might consider it a little insulting that you're over it even if they're not.
It amazes me how easily Americans are distracted from the really serious problems we have as a nation. The loss of jobs, the meltdown, the never ending gouging by the ultra rich corporations. Many actually believe that Iran threatening to "shut down the strait of Hormuz" is a reason for gasoline to spike 20 cents a gallon in five days. Because that's what the oil companies tell you so you believe it. You believe nothing the Democrats say, nothing the world says, nothing but what the utlra rich hiding behind the banner of the GOP tell you. Just amazing.
You know both parties have "ultra rich" they protect. You know how our politicians can exempt themselves from Americas rules? Don't be so certain their ultra rich cronies aren't exempted as well....can't trust them as far as you can throw them, all of them.
I am going to start calling him (Rocky J Squirrel) RJS as it is just another flying squirrel. I do not care what he inserted himself into. I care about Tyrone Wood's family. Another distraction from the liberal media.
So here's my question. Where are all the "Homosexuality is a SIN!" peeps on this one? The Bible takes a pretty dim view of Adultery as well does it not? Hmm... Leviticus 20:10 And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he that commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Amazing how quiet all the Bible thumpers are now that it's something they wish to defend. HYPOCRITES!!!
Can't say about "most people" but it looks like the Director's security clearance may have been in jeopardy (which would be awkward for the Chief Spook) in which case he would be unable to do his job.
His paramour, Lt Col Broadwell, had her clearance suspended due to "ongoing investigation" - might the same rule apply to the Director? I dunno, anybody have the needed expertise on security clearances?http://goo.gl/pxWcH