The title of a Fox News article released on November 10, 2012 is “FBI probe of Petraeus’ e-mails purportedly led to discovery of extramarital affair” (Web-site/URL: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/10/fbi-probe-petraeus-emails-purportedly-led-to-discovery-extramarital-affair/).
“The FBI investigation started with a complaint several months ago about “HARASSING” e-mails from (Petraeus’ biographer PAULA) Broadwell to an unidentified third person, a government official briefed on the case told The New York Times on Saturday (November 10, 2012)”. This “third person” was “unidentified” obviously to PROTECT HIMSELF because now that all the beans have been spilled that Gen. Petraeus has had an extramarital affair , THIS COULD GET UGLY/NASTY VERY VERY QUICKLY, just like the SARA WILSON & NIGEL LOCK scandal at SHA TIN COLLEGE and the GAO WEI & CUI XILING scandal at CUHK. Broadwell most likely sent these “‘harassing’ e-mails” to COVER UP her affair with Petraeus.
“Broadwell told Fox News earlier this year (2012) when talking about the biography “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus” that she met the retired four-star Army general when she was post-graduate student at Harvard and he came to the university to speak. They kept in touch via e-mail and (even) WENT RUNNING TOGETHER when she came to Washington, Broadwell said on Don Imus’ Fox Business show”. “went running together” again reminds us of JERRY SANDUSKY showering with underage boys. OH GOD. WOW.
Broadwell, “who co-wrote the (Petraeus’) book”, went on: “He gave me his card (and) WE KEPT IN TOUCH” and SHOWERED TOGETHER AND HAD SEX? THIS HAS BECOME NASTY/EXTREMELY/VERY UGLY.
“Broadwell also called Petraeus’ wife of 38 years, Holly Petraeus, “a WONDERFUL military spouse” and Petraeus ruined/cheated/turned his back on her? WHAT A BETRAYAL. THIS IS A DISGRACE.
“A senior staffer with the House Intelligence Committee tells Fox News that Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich. has been briefed on the resignation, adding that, “Rogers has SERIOUS QUESTIONS and SERIOUS CONCERNS about the resignation and circumstances surrounding it“. REALLY? Perhaps ROGERS has committed adultery too?
“Sources sum up the sentiment about the situation as, “WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON AT THE AGENCY (CIA)?” EXCELLENT QUESTION.
“Petraeus met with President Obama on Thursday (November 8, 2012) before submitting his letter of resignation, which the president accepted”. In a message to staff, Petraeus said he asked “to be ALLOWED” to step down”. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed EXTREMELY POOR JUDGMENT by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a HUSBAND and as the leader of an organization such as ours“, “as a HUSBAND” above all. “This afternoon (November 8, 2012), the President GRACIOUSLY accepted my resignation“. DID HE HAVE A CHOICE? We certainly CAN’T have a leader in office that other people are whispering about because he had a “love child” to use former senator JOHN EDWARDS’ language.
For his part, Obama said: “By ANY measure, he (i.e. Petraeus) was one of the OUTSTANDING General officers of his generation, helping our military adapt to new challenges and leading our men and women in uniform through a remarkable period of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he helped our nation put those wars on a path to a RESPONSIBLE end“. The key word here is obviously “responsible”. OK so Petraeus was “responsible” in his professional life/duties, but again in his PERSONAL life, Petraeus WAS NOT/DID NOT act in a “responsible” manner. In his PERSONAL life, Petraeus BETRAYED his wife Holly.
“The intelligence community subsequently came under scrutiny when some officials suggested (that) the administration initially claimed the attack (on the US consulate in BENGHAZI) was “spontaneous” only because of the intelligence assessments at the time”.
“Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Friday (November 9, 2012) that Petraeus’ resignation “represents the loss of one of our nation’s MOST RESPECTED public servants“. Now Petraeus must EARN that “respect” BACK…in his PRIVATE life.
Finally, Sen. John McCain finished off: “General David Petraeus will stand in the ranks of America’s GREATEST military heroes. His INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP and his GENIUS were directly responsible — after years of FAILURE– for the success of the SURGE in IRAQ“. The SECOND IRAQ invasion WAS INDEED a “failure” because US troops went in on FAULTY INTELLIGENCE and that war NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOUGHT IN THE FIRST PLACE. “General Petraeus HAS DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO SERVING THE COUNTRY (that) HE LOVES and America is SO MUCH THE BETTER for it“. Now Petraeus must be “better” as AN ORDINARY/A PRIVATE CITIZEN.
So, THE FBI is now investigating Petraeus? WOW, THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS & VERY UGLY INDEED. We will surely be seeing/reading/hearing more about the FBI investigation into Gen. Petraeus’ sexual misconduct very soon. An obvious follow-up would be: did Gen. Petraeus USE CIA MONEY TO COVER UP this affair?