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Re: What the heck, FBI? The thing that's so hard to get a grasp of is why someone who is head of CIA would apparently assume that anything he did (especially on a network of any kind) wasn't being subjected to continual tracking/monitoring. In the belly of the beast, that's how the world works - and has to, given the occasional tendency for somebody to turn to the dark side. I would have thought Petraeus would have had at least an elemental understanding of basic tradecraft and how all of the 3-letter black agencies are wired to operate - particularly toward each other. To me, the biggest issue is not even that the affair happened, the nasty potential implications of such things (particularly the potential for extortion or blackmail), that it surfaced, or how. What is really the incredible issue is how a CIA head could live in a world of ignorance of such basics over a period of at least multiple months.
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