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  •  There's another tidbit (3+ / 0-)

    that was reported earlier - now I'm blanking on the source.  But it was a major news outlet.  

    Apparently there was some interest in Paula Broadwells' Facebook page, as she posted effusive pics and tidbits from her time being embedded with Petraeus.

    My friends in National Security and in Homeland Security are not allowed to have FACEBOOK pages.  My Homeland Security friend does NOT have a really top secret job, but he still can't have one!  How can a woman with high-level clearances get away with that?

    I tried to point out in my diary, it's the carelessness.  It's not about the penis'.  I could care less about that...it's about the access, the leaks, the evidence of poor job performance.  

    "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

    by hopesprings on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:02:28 PM PST

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    •  I thought I read (0+ / 0-)

      she didn't have a high level clearance (or maybe any clearance). She isn't a government employee (works for Harvard) so she may not be subject to those same restrictions.

    •  i think i read (on the bbc site? or the guardian?) (2+ / 0-)
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      that broadwell posted a pic of angelina jolie in petreaus' office on her fb page a few hrs after it was taken.  

      apparently he sent it to her & she broadcast it to make a point about how much access she had or something, & people who claim to know how the cia works said that was kind of unprecedented & usually photos taken in the director's office were kept private.

      it seems like broadwell was trying to turn her liason with petraeus into a cottage industry, or a springboard to greater things, maybe, like being the power behind the throne if he ever got in the oval office.

      •  Yes, this was the incident. (2+ / 0-)
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        To me it's clear that she was highly ambitious and her unprecedented access gave her a brand and an identity that was already catapulting her into higher levels of her career.

        I believe she had some sort of clearance in order to be embedded.  But I may be wrong.

        "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

        by hopesprings on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 07:10:19 PM PST

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    •  I read something that it was a picture - taken (0+ / 0-)

      in his office at the CIA of Petreaus with Angelina Jolie, and that taking pictures in any CIA office building is strictly forbidden.

      They didn't think that Paula Broadwell took the picture though, but that Petreaus had given it to her.

      •  Meaning both were careless.... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...more reassuring facts to learn about two people apparently high up in our national security complex...one, in fact, at the very top.

        "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

        by hopesprings on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:24:45 PM PST

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