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NY Post really goes all the way

as Daily News is a bit lamer

The reality is very likely here

Seriously, America? It’s Never the Sex, Revisited

Β But the stories I’ve seen provide two clues. The less intriguing one, although it still offers much food for thought,Β is found here:

The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus came less than a week before he was scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

A spokesman for the committee said acting CIA Director Mike Morell would testify Thursday in place of Petraeus, who resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair.

That, and his replacement with kill list John Brennan

Also, a cogent article in the guardian on the reverence the media shows for this scandal

There are several revealing lessons about this media swooning for Petraeus even as he exits from a scandal that would normally send them into tittering delight.Β First, military worship is the central religion of America’s political and media culture.

Second, it is truly remarkable what ends people’s careers in Washington – and what does not end them. As Hastings detailed in that interview, Petraeus has left a string of failures and even scandals behind him: a disastrous Iraqi training program, a worsening of the war in Afghanistan since he ran it, the attempt toΒ convert the CIA into principally a para-military force, the series of misleading statements about the Benghazi attack and the revealed large CIA presence in Libya.


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