Friday, November 9, 2012

CIA Director David Petraeus resigns, cites extramarital affair - U.S. News

   Today's resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus because of an extramarital affair sounds like a bit of chivalry long gone in the capital. Most of us just assume it's a Sodom on the Potomac anyway...Obviously in his job, indescretions take on a greater importance than a Congressman frolicking with a stripper in the Tidal Basin.
What's interesting is whether the General will be excused from testifying on the Benghazi incident. His agency was thrown under the bus by an Administration trying to win an election.
Sins of the Flesh ?
A Director David Petraeus resigns, cites extramarital affair - U.S. News

CIA Director David Petraeus resigns, cites extramarital affair - U.S. News

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Three days after the election,and just before being called to testify in the Benghazi mess,he is allowed to resign,and avoid it all cause he is ostensibly being thrown under the bus..yeah right.If this happened under the Republicans,the screaming would be heard to high heaven.What did he know and would have testified to under oath?Instead,he is allowed to ride off into the sunset,with one or two retirements,probably a cash buyout settlement,and a light slap on the hand for his "indiscretion"..Where are journalists that take their job seriously these days?!Jeff you have many times used the term "smell test" to describe bs goings on in government.Does this pass your smell test,as a journalist?

Dan Francis said...

I would wager that this story goes a lot deeper than his self-admitted affair (no pun intended) ... stay tuned and then see.

Anonymous said...

"Journalist" there you go more tongue and cheek, right?