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Jessie Jackson Jr. and political careers that ended badly

General David Petraeus, West Point grad, CIA director, and facilitator of the Afghan drawdown. Great resume, but still fell prey to the enemy within: flattery from an attractive woman, Paula Broadwell. Also, it looks like high ranking CIA insiders were responsible for exposing his affair with Broadwell (photo). It seems his military-style of management clashed with the agency’s long history of analysis-based decision making.

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