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Paula Broadwell

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  • Even the best and brightest can be knuckleheads

    It seemed at first like a welcome break from political overload. There's nothing like a juicy sex scandal to relieve election fatigue. But this one, it turns out, brims with suggestions of military misconduct and questions of national security that have...
  • Taint Of Petraeus Mess Likely To Spread

    The Oxford English Dictionary unveiled its word of the year last week, helpfully providing a succinct description of the scandal that has claimed Gen. David Petraeus' glittering career and appears to have only begun its cull. Omnishambles: "a situation...
  • Petraeus' Shakespearian storyline - Fond fools serve mad jealousy

    Petraeus' Shakespearian storyline - Fond fools serve mad jealousy
    In William Shakespeare's "Othello," an important general finds himself the victim of a little scheme, concocted by a disgruntled subordinate, to bring him down by making him jealous. It's a tawdry, less-than-credible bit of business involving a...
  • Petraeus Testifies Libya Attack was Al Qaeda Terrorism

    Petraeus Testifies Libya Attack was Al Qaeda Terrorism
    WASHINGTON -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified on Capitol Hill on Friday that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was an act of terrorism committed by al Qaeda-linked militants. That's according to U.S. Rep. Peter King of New...
  • So Much For An Officer And A Gentleman

    When David Petraeus' admirers refer to him as one of the nation's most distinguished and venerable military leaders, why do I get the sense that what they really mean is that he'd never be dishonorable enough to lie to a man? Because it's clear that...
  • Honor and rape

    Here's one take on U.S. militarism and the culture of domination: "Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and...
  • General Allen was leader at Naval Academy

    General Allen was leader at Naval Academy
    When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary. The then-commandant explained that...
  • FBI, CIA officials to brief House committee on Petraeus scandal

    FBI, CIA officials to brief House committee on Petraeus scandal
    FBI and CIA officials were to travel Wednesday to Capitol Hill to brief the House Intelligence Committee's chairman and its top Democratic member on the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation that led up to it, according to a...
  • Pat Robertson excuses General Petraeus affair with Paula Broadwell: 'He's a man'

     
    "The man's off in a foreign land and he's lonely and here's a good looking lady throwing herself at him. I mean, he's a man."...
  • Keeping a lid on the Petraeus affair

    Keeping a lid on the Petraeus affair
    Past CIA officers have been known to withhold information about questionable activities so presidents could have "plausible deniability." In the matter of retired Gen. David Petraeus' career-killing extramarital affair, President Barack Obama is stuck...
  • Sweet stench of Petraeus scandal shouldn't mask the stink of Benghazi

    Sweet stench of Petraeus scandal shouldn't mask the stink of Benghazi
    U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. Former Navy SEAL commandos Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Remember them? They were the four Americans killed in the terrorist attack at the U.S. diplomatic...
  • What do you call a male mistress?

    What do you call a male mistress?
    If Paula Broadwell is David H. Petraeus' mistress, what is he to her? Biography subject, sure. Boyfriend, maybe. But what's the male equivalent of "mistress"? The growing cast of extremely prolific characters (30,000 pages of email!) in the Petraeus...