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  •  These days the Head of the CIA better be better at (2+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, Paulie200

    gmail.
    Broadwell scandal not the first time Petraeus was sloppy with email.
    I don't know if this is true, I'll have to let others remember and judge. Just thought I'd throw it into the mix.

    •  Oh no worries, they were careful with gmail (1+ / 0-)
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      kurt

      They used fake names! How clever is that! Decades of training in military intelligence and that's the best they could come up with. That's what makes this so utterly pathetic. Our nation's most important military and diplomatic secrets are in the hands of nitwits.

      Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

      by cassandracarolina on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:28:09 PM PST

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      •  Makes Bradley Manning look like an amateur (3+ / 0-)
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        weirdscenes, cassandracarolina, kurt

        I could care less about who's having sex with whom when & where. I DO care when one person gets broad access to classified material, and boasts about it and leaks it, and because she's pretty the comment threads (less so here, more so on other sites) run "Well, his wife is old and ugly and Paula is hot so what's the big deal." And the other person did an act of conscience and is sitting in solitary confinement and will likely be in the brig for a very very long time.

        BTW the reports are that the actual affair began after Petraeus was at CIA, no longer a military officer -- so not in Afghanistan, though it may have been brewing there. Who knows what's true -- only the two of them, and presumably neither is talking, on advice of counsel.  

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