I always think it's lame as shit whenever a political figure needs to resign from his office because of something menial involving their personal life.
I've also heard some hilarious Republican conspiracy theories about how this marks a coverup because Petraeus resigned days before he was supposed to testify about Benghazi in court and how this is related to Iran firing up the US Drones in our intel airspace.
I generally agree, people in politics seem to resign for a lot of stuff that should never really matter if they're doing their job right, but Rev's kind of got a point.
Yeah, the Russians and Chinese are dying for that year-old shit that's not even actionable anymore. But then again, this is from the same dude that thinks Spanish is an equally desirable language in intelligence analysis as Mandarin and Arabic, and who thinks leaving yourself open to blackmail as a CIA director is a quaint notion.
Rev, you need to tone shit down. Just because someone disagrees with you doesn't mean you get to act like a dick.
Gatsby, you're wrong on this. Having an extramarital affair in the CIA is going to lead to revocation of security clearance. Anything that someone can use against you as leverage makes you compromised, even if it becomes public. Which is why he did exactly what he should have done and resigned. And that's a fucking shame, because he was a great pick for the job. Following his dick cost not only himself but the country.
Nah, I just always creep this thread. I don't follow politics enough to feel like piping up on most of the stuff that goes on. But I always find it fascinating to see what's got your heads ticking in here and what everybody's up to.