Welcome to Bizarro World

Didn’t see this coming…

CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his letter of resignation Friday, after admitting to an extramarital affair.

Petraeus, in a message to staff, said President Obama accepted his resignation after the two met on Thursday afternoon. Petraeus said that he asked “to be allowed” to step down.

“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours,” Petraeus said. “This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.”

And now the general has no credibility to judge Obama’s role in Benghazi.

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34 Responses to Welcome to Bizarro World

  1. Jim22 says:

    “And now the general has no credibility to judge Obama’s role in Benghazi.”

    No, but the judging is to be done by the Congress. Now he is just a witness.

  2. notamobster says:

    Holy balls. I wonder how the details of such were made public or threatened as such…

    Lay down with dogs.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    His cake has been baked for weeks. Had to wait for the election to declare the commissar insane.

    Who baited the honey trap? Inquiring minds want to know.

  4. jacksonsdad says:

    Willingly (eagerly) confessing to a lesser crime… hmmm. I seem to remember that as a tactic of Ted Bundy.

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    Maybe it is the other way around…

    Maybe they told the general that they would out him if he didn’t keep quiet on the unpleasantness in Benghazi and Petraeus gave them the big FU!

  6. DocO says:

    And so begins Nacht der langen Messer (Night of the Long Knives).

  7. Jim22 says:

    John Bolton just told Cavuto that Petraeus would testify about Benghazi regardless of what he says now. He was in charge of CIA at the time and the Congress will subpoena him.

    It doesn’t make any difference what he or anyone else says right now.

  8. notamobster says:

    Does his newly minted status as a civilian affect his ability to testify about “classified” matters?

    Can Barry claim some form of executive “I won and he’s a civilian, so you can’t talk to him” benefit?

  9. Greg B says:

    ^^^^^^^^
    Wouldn’t surprise me at all.
    Standard MO.

  10. R.D. Walker says:

    Isn’t this a little too pat? I mean every dumb ass, pulp spy thriller has CIA spooks having affairs and ending up in trouble… or dead. What is this? An episode of 24?

  11. Jim22 says:

    I think it came from Petraeus, not the administration. The good General has been a ‘civilian’ for some time now. But as CIA director his future was controlled by Obama. Now that he is no longer military nor a member of CIA he has freedoms he didn’t have before.

    He may, after all, be one of our military leaders who takes his oath seriously. A hero would gladly take his career down in flames to save his country.

    And sexual peccadillos? Really?

  12. DarthJay says:

    I have no doubt in my mind that the reason Petraeus went spineless on Benghazi was that they were blackmailing him with this affair crap. Maybe they told him they’d let him live, too, if he kept his mouth shut until after the election. So he resigns and disappears off the grid with a nice chunk of change never to testify or be heard from again.

    Does he disappear on his own, though, or do Obama’s Chicago buddies introduce him to Jimmy Hoffa?

    What a mess.

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    I am calling honey trap.

  14. R.D. Walker says:

    You know, vaginas are just killing the conservative movement.

  15. DarthJay says:

    LOL.

  16. R.D. Walker says:

    Seriously. This has to be made up! Paula “Broadwell”, and the book “All In”?

    They’re just fucking with us now. It’s all scripted by Hollywood, isn’t it?

  17. DarthJay says:

    That’s it – I call that from now on conservatives can only nominate/elect conservative eunuchs…

  18. R.D. Walker says:

    General, you have a choice. Admit an affair, resign and don’t testify…

    OR…

    Die this weekend of a mysterious, self-inflicted, Predator fired Hellfire strike.

    It’s your call. But before you decide you should read this…

    http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/rommel.htm

  19. Uke says:

    Seriously. This has to be made up! Paula “Broadwell”, and the book “All In”?

    They’re just fucking with us now. It’s all scripted by Hollywood, isn’t it?

    Welcome to the Truman Show.

  20. notamobster says:

    Definitely a honey pot.

    As you’ll see in the clips below, she clearly thought very highly of the general.

    Apparently the good General is swinging some meat.

    Too soon?

    This is utter bullshit but this is Chicago politics. It’s what the people wanted. The house needs to subpoena his ass, pronto! Like, before he is told that “the shame is just too much to bear”.

  21. Doc says:

    So what if he testifies? Congress impeaches…& th’ Senate sez, “Not so much” No Prosecution…shit-head stays @ 1600 PA. Ave…etc., etc., etc…

  22. Locke n Load says:

    Tater thats exactly the pattern I was looking at too. The General knows full well this was murder and he probably knows why. He was told to shut up, blackmailed by Obamas people, and refused. I’d wager the outing of the ‘affair’ ( Um, Patton, Eisenhower anyone?) was leverage and the Generals refusal to play started this. I say started this because I can see it excalating.
    If I’m right about Obama wacking the SEALs to cover his plots for Stevens then we must assume Petraeus’ life is now in danger. You can bet yer ass he intends to testify and everything else is misinformation fed by leaky Obamaminions.
    Obama has already shown he has no compunctions about killing SEALs, he’s wacked an ambassador for cryin out loud. What makes you think he won’t take out a general?

    If Petraeus has a heart attack we’re much closer to the old Soviet paradigm than we imagined.

  23. Fubar says:

    so lemme get this straight.

    it’s ok for a sitting Prez to get a bj in the oval office,

    but not ok for Petraus to have an ‘affair’ that no one knew about.

    mmmmk.

  24. Notamobster says:

    Fubar , whens the last time you heard a democrat upholding virtue over vice? Never. That’s why I know this its bullshit.

  25. fubar says:

    “The transparently flimsy justification given for the resignation is also troubling, reminiscent as it is of the charges that Stalin suddenly brought against his former friends and comrades in the Soviet Union of the 1930s, when overnight heroes of the revolution became hated class enemies. That a Democrat administration as socially to the Left as Obama’s would use a charge of adultery as an excuse to remove a hitherto respected public official already strains credulity well beyond the breaking point. It also has more than a whiff of totalitarian-style denunciations and purges. Will a show trial follow?”

    Robert Spencer Front page mag
    http://tinyurl.com/ah45suf

  26. R.D. Walker says:

    Fubar: That is precisely what I was thinking when I posted the commissar vanishes above.

  27. fubar says:

    Val Jarret didn’t waste any time with the payback.

  28. fubar says:

    @RD

    You are spot on, as usual. :)

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