this woman is hot and smart and in all into Petraeus. who would blame him for saying yes to the opportunity?
All the more surprising that if the news reports are correct she went off the deep end and send out harassing emails to his email list.
As director of the CIA? Yes. Other positions? Probably not.
John Kennedy had more affairs beyond a mob boss's girlfriend
Positions such as roughly half of the Presidents of the US and the allies military leader during WW2 for example does not call for removable but the CIA director does for having an affair?
Is there something other than speculation to say otherwise?
Perhaps no one with a high security clearance should be allow to have such private accounts
Government officials said that the F.B.I. began an investigation into a “potential criminal matter” several months ago that was not focused on Mr. Petraeus. In the course of their inquiry into whether a computer used by Mr. Petraeus had been compromised, agents discovered evidence of the relationship as well as other security concerns. About two weeks ago, F.B.I. agents met with Mr. Petraeus to discuss the investigation.
Administration and Congressional officials identified the woman as Paula Broadwell, the co-author of a biography of Mr. Petraeus. Her book, “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” was published this year. Ms. Broadwell could not be reached for comment.
For those who are professing shock that an affair happened here, I must hasten to add that the, ahem, exceptionally close relationship between Petraeus and his biographer-mentee-number one fan-running buddy, who also happened to be younger, chesty, super-fit, and fawning all over the guy at every opportunity, was something of an open secret in certain DC circles. I heard about it a couple years ago, and I have no claim to be the most networked guy on the planet.
David Petraeus deserves the nation’s gratitude for his leadership during the darkest years in Iraq, where he deserves credit for trying to fix a wicked problem. His solutions were flawed, but they were at least a serious effort to mend something very broken. His drive and determination were never in doubt and ought to serve as a model to our military, even if some of his other choices seem less inspired.
The only people in this suddenly rather sordid story who need sympathy are Mrs. Petraeus, Mr. Broadwell, and their children.
Lots more here
so when he was vetted for the CIA gig he was certainly asked. I bet he told the truth, but maybe the sex came latter...
Quote:so when he was vetted for the CIA gig he was certainly asked. I bet he told the truth, but maybe the sex came latter...
That bring up the interesting question of whether lie detectors are use for security clearances even at the director level or not.
I'm presently with Senator Diane Feinstein who said she didn't think he had to resign.