Years ago, Robin Williams gets caught banging the baby sitter. It was quite a scandal. Finally, after he took some lumps, lost a lot of money, and I think married the baby sitter, he opened up about it.
When finally asked what happened, Robin Williams summed up civilization and many of its great moments in history in one simple statement.
”I believe God gave man two heads, but only enough blood to run one at a time.”
Let me say without a shadow of a doubt MOST historical moments, from Adam and Eve to Sampson and Delilah to Mark Anthony and Cleopatra to Henry and his gaggle to Napoleon and Josephine to JFK and his girls to all the way down to Bill and Monica playing “hide the cigar tube” in the Oval office you can attribute bad decision making to Williams’ explanation.
It really is that simple. Which makes you wonder if the Islamic radicals may be onto something here. I mean, hide them under a dress that looks like a tent or in a house so they can’t cause trouble….hmm….
Anyway, the point here is Petraeus fell for the same thing Williams did, at a far greater cost. Williams is a comic. A drunken, coke addled, hilarious comic at the time, but still just a comic. He can screw up, we don’t care except for the entertainment value.
But Patraeus? I want to go “Ahhh come ON! Did you not think this was going to come back and bite you in the rear?” I get the attraction. Petraeus is what is called the “alpha male” of the pack. He is in charge of two wars, loved by his soldiers, deployed to Afghanistan and across the globe, his wife is a good solid woman but he’s been with her for almost forty years and she looks like the good solid woman of a military veteran.
Along comes Ms. “High energy” attractive younger groupie woman. She reportedly ran five miles with him in Afghanistan as part of his workout. She is bright, pretty, charming and frankly dangerous.
And his little head took all the blood from his big head.
After David Petraeus resigned today for having an affair we found his affair started while he was serving in Afghanistan over a year ago and that Petraeus broke up with biographer Broadwell after he became CIA Director. Yet, the FBI just put this together this week.
The investigation began last spring, reports Ronald Kessler at conservative magazine Newsmax.
Kessler’s report claims that the FBI intercepted Petraeus’ emails with Broadwell, and they had included sexually explicit references, like “sex under a desk.” The pair reportedly broke up some point after Petraeus become CIA Director, but he continued sending thousands of emails to her over the past few months.
Emails? Does the head of the CIA not remember this guy?
Well, another good guy goes down in history as just another guy with a blood supply problem. I’m telling you, you want to make billions? Hundreds of billions and save humanity at the same time?? Develop a pill that causes the body to generate enough blood to run a man’s brain AND his little brain at the same time. We’d see a change in the course of humanity. Instead of seeing crashes like Petraeus, we see scenes like this:
“Oh, baby it’s okay, nobody will find out. Just this time we can do it. How can this go wrong? You know you can trust me, I’ll keep your secret, I LOVE you! See what I wore just for you!”
“Uh, hmm…. that’s nice, but look at the time. I have to get going, crises to thwart, problems to solve, history to be change, you know the usual. Nice lace by the way, but I really have to go. You better put something on, you’ll catch a chill.”
But then, the pill would be protested by woman’s groups across the world. They would claim it interfered with their rights. What rights? The right to get what they want.
Oh, I’m going to get the hate mail now.
On a side note, Gateway pointed out a troubling fact (here’s the Newsmax link). The FBI had this since spring. The explanation is “intelligence” was going through Petreaus’s emails when they discovered the trail. Now that causes me great concern. Are you telling me a four star general has HIS emails monitored? Further, are you telling me that the FBI had this information for a long time yet he continued to serve, even through the Benghazi attacks?
Conspiracy nuts are going to love this. Not so nutty people are going to question this. I’m wondering, knowing how people use bad information on other people to control them, if Obama’s crew used this. Petreaus was oddly silent during the accusations against his CIA during the coverup. I was actually curious about how a normally forthright person had gone so dark. And also how now we find out he was insistent that it was the video that caused the problem, not an organized attack, EVEN has the raw data he claimed he used showed something different.
Look even good people can get caught up trying to save their ass.
Petraeus, who had a distinguished military career, revealed no additional details. However, an FBI source says the investigation began when American intelligence mistook an email Petraeus had sent to his girlfriend as a reference to corruption. Petraeus was commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan from July 4, 2010 until July 18, 2011.
The investigation began last spring, but the FBI then pored over his emails when he was stationed in Afghanistan.
The woman who was having an affair with Petraeus is a journalist who had been writing about him.
Given his top secret clearance and the fact that Petraeus is married, the FBI continued to investigate and intercept Petraeus’ email exchanges with the woman. The emails include sexually explicit references to such items as sex under a desk.
Such a relationship is a breach of top secret security requirements and could have compromised Petraeus.
At some point after Petraeus was sworn in as CIA director on Sept. 6, 2011, the woman broke up with him. However, Petraeus continued to pursue her, sending her thousands of emails over the last several months, raising even more questions about his judgment.
Neither Petraeus nor the CIA’s Office of Public Affairs had any immediate comment.
FBI agents on the case expected that Petraeus would be asked to resign immediately rather than risk the possibility that he could be blackmailed to give intelligence secrets to foreign intelligence agencies or criminals. In addition, his pursuit of the woman could have distracted him as the CIA was giving Congress reports on the attack on the Benghazi consulate on Sept. 11.
The CIA ‘s reporting to Congress included a claim that protests over a YouTube video played a role in the attacks, thus allowing Obama to initially discount the possibility that the U.S. had suffered another terrorist attack just before the election.
What if Obama’s people did pressure him? What kind of level of corruption are we dealing with and can normal ways of controlling it work? Obama is like Clinton on overload.
I suggest you read my book.