Skip to comments.CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair
Posted on 11/09/2012 2:55:53 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
"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."
Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing "extremely poor judgment" for having an extramarital affair.
Petraeus, 60, told President Barack Obama of the affair on Thursday and offered to resign, a senior official told NBC News. Obama accepted his resignation in a phone call Friday afternoon.
"Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position," Petraeus said in a letter to CIA colleagues. "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."
"This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation," Petraeus said in the letter.
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No doubt in my mind he was getting a little on the side. Was it an Obama honeytrap?
This is a cover to get out of the kitchen while it heats up.
His adulatory is only between his wife and himself and his God.
What an absolute disgrace. Explains a lot. Beneath contempt.
Given he comes from the “new socially correct” military did that say if his affair was with a man or a woman?
Certainly explains why Betrayus was out spouting the video nonsense on
Behalf of Obama. Looks like Obama had leverage on him.
Add another one to the mix, A Palace Coup thwarted.
Sounds like Obama had him set up. Blackmail.
Now that Obama is in for another four years, I’d guess there is a standing threat to his family if he talks.
It is, IMO.
The CIA Director has an affair and his boss finds out just before we do? This is one of the most transparently ridiculous stories I’ve heard in a while.
Oh, bull, maybe in the old days not any longer.
Any man or woman is not answerable to me because they are having an affair - it none of my business.
Just heard on KABC radio news - he is not going to testify about Benghazi. That is outrageous. Is he being blackmailed by Obama?
One by one, the push out the door continues. Petraeus, Hilderbeast, Witholder, a general here, a director there - pretty soon, the co-conspirators won’t be able to testify for or against ObaMao.
Remember, it wasn’t that long ago that Petraeus’ name was being floated as a possible VP candidate for Romney. Hmmm.
How is he being blackmailed if he has already announced he is an adulterer.
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