Since when the democrats worry about morality? The way this came down make
absolutely no sense. If his stepping down was about the affair, he would have
resigned for personal reason and swept under the table and be done with it.
Petraeus did not step down because of the affair, it has everything to do with
Benghazi and the hearing next week. I think the White House knew about the
affair months ago but Petraeus is not in line with the story the Obama
Administration wants to advance in the next week hearing. What the Obama machine
do? They forced Petraeus to resign or they will go public with the affair. The
affair is absolutely wrong but so sad to see another good man is being drag
through the mud like they did to Romney.
When you work in the spy business (CIA), extramarital affairs are seriously
frowned upon. It opens up opportunities for potential blackmail and thus
security risks. Having an affair with a CIA operative or KGB operative etc. is
the oldest trick in the Cold War playbook. Or researching and getting dirt on
top people in government, is the other oldest trick in this playbook.
At least Patreus has enough real character to acknowledge the affair and resign.
This is so different from the total absence of character of William Jefferson
Clinton, the President of the United States of America, who repeatedly lied
under oath about his sordid affair with a girl half his age. And when Clinton
finally confessed, his democrat supporters fell all over themselves trying to
support him. In fact, Obama has so much respect for this adulterer that he gave
the nominating speech for Obama to a second term in the White House. Does
character mean anything anymore?
No one should have an affair.
If an official such as the Director of the CIA is involved with a situation like
this, he may have resigned by the investigation has been going on for several
months and the CIA involvement with a lot of activities have not been positive.
The President would force his resignation to not have that hanging over the
Administration more than it is, already.If he was a valiant soldier,
General, and Agency director that abhors this type of activity when involving
Top Secret and Compartmentalized information in access to personal e-mails and
other forms of communication, the Congress has already started the process with
Benghazi and I am sure the CIA drone involvement and this affair will not end
soon. You can't sugar coat this act of the CIA Director that uses his
General title in that process. In reality this General has deceived
his intelligence access and clearance for sensitive material with this type of
relationship. President Clinton was only the Boss of intelligence, not the
actual person over that so he could justify lying to the nation and with the PLO
leader in attendance, Arafat. No matter how you spell it, Patreus
The main thing about this is the time issue. If they were investigating him for
several months, why did it just pop up the day after the election? I am sure the President and his staffers knew the FBI was looking into
misconduct becoming one of the intelligence world's top dogs. Why would they allow him to still be commanding the CIA when he could have
jeopardized security? Why would he be involved with the CIA
Benghazi affair? Would he lack the ability to direct the CIA? Who made the
decisions about the Seals?What was the Ambassador doing in Benghazi,
a weak defensive posture for the U.S.?What other things are
happening we don't know about?It goes to trust and you
can't trust this administration at any level.
He had enough integrity to resign?Lol!Your all minions God
will handle barrack and the criminals
He got caught and then feels bad. Different for feeling bad when no one else
knows. This is known as a lack of integrity, something hard for libs to
Howard Beal said, "When you work in the spy business (CIA), extramarital
affairs are seriously frowned upon. It opens up opportunities for potential
blackmail and thus security risks. Having an affair with a CIA operative or KGB
operative etc. is the oldest trick in the Cold War playbook." - Agreed.The President is also in the spy business (CIA). So, how did Clinton
t702 How do you know Petraeus is a Democrat? The comments posted so far are
ridiculous. Does anyone believe only democrats have moral lapses. Just as many
Republicans have been caught in scandals as Democrats. And yes I believe a lot
of Democrats care do care about morality as Republicans. Many of you are so
blinded by hate for Obama it clouds your thinking. Can't we for once set
aside all the partisan bickering and hate and just look at the facts.
How utterly embarrassing. Well timed. Not surprising in today's leadership.
Some of you just couldn't wait to find something to start the "we hate
the president so lets blame him for everything campaign" and for good
measure lets dig up Bill Clinton's affair and throw it in for good measure
with Patreaus's affair even if we don't have all of the facts yet.Affairs are wrong regardless of who is involved and it does take two to
have an affair. All of the people involved are going to have to answer at
judgement day for these misdeeds so lets leave it to God who does happen to have
all of the facts. Blaming The President does not accomplish anything except
more dirt being thrown about something we do not have full information about.But sigh, I guess we do have to tolerate the President's fault
finders for the next 4 years, such is life.
@JSB: Guess we should make folks wear the scarlett letter forever, because we
all know we can't make mistakes and learn from them, right.