He cites an extramarital affair. I’m guessing in reality it’s the fact that his affair was discovered. Obviously, engaging in an affair poses an serious security risk for anyone with the CIA, let alone the director himself. Now we just has to ask is, for how long? Jeez. Really amazing how many things were being held back only to be dropped down us just after the election. We truly have gone the rabbit hole.

Via USA Today.

Friday that CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from the CIA, citing an extramarital affair.

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell said the resignation was submitted in a letter dated Friday and was accepted by the White House.

In a letter, Petraeus noted that he had been married for 37 years and had exercised “extremely poor judgment’ in conducting an extramarital affair.

Petraues took over as head of the CIA in September of 2011 following his tour as head of allied forces in Afghanistan.

UPDATE:

And now this: Petraeus biographer, Paula Broadwell, is being investigated for “improperly trying to access his email”

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  1. dennisl59 says:

    Yeah.Right.’Extramarital Affair’…and with who? Miss Benghazi?

    posted 11/9 240pm Texas[Viagra]Time

  2. Alain41 says:

    I blame me. When the left called him Betrayus, I strongly criticized those who said that a General at war is a betrayer. I should have said, it depends on the definition of is.

  3. CZ455 says:

    Wow, 3 days after the election, we find out about Iran, and now an Affair.

    I wonder: Was there a “Blackmail” scheme to keep him quiet about Benghazi? Hmmm, I wonder…If so, that tactic seemed to have failed. Now he’s free to talk…. or take the 5th. Any bets?

    Side note: Too bad he’s not married to Hillary. She would’ve given him a “Hall pass”. (Music plays…”Stand by Your Man”).

    • Chuck says:

      Blackmailing to keep him quiet about Benghazi was the first thing that crossed my mind. I also thought that he would cite the affair as an excuse or reason to jump ship from this administration and retire.

  4. PopArt says:

    Just GREAT! Makes me feel that much more secure against Iran and all the other terrorists, doesn’t it? This explains why BetrayUs was so scarce during the Benghazi massacre and why the ever more pathetic Colin Powell was standing in for him when Obama and Hilary did their two step, four casket, song and dance.

    While the spectacle of this administration imploding in it’s second term will be a truly ugly sight for Americans to behold, I continue to be heartened by developments like this that set up Obama to be the Democrats version of Tricky Dick Nixon.

    • Chuck says:

      Maybe Colin Powell for CIA director?

      • RetardedJihadist says:

        Yeah, the guy who let Scooter Libby go to jail rather than step-up in the Plame “investigation.” HE knew his right-hand-man, Fatboy Armitage was the leaker. End of story, but no!

        Cowardly Powell had to have his get-back to Bush for not doing his own heavy lifting regarding intelligence re: WMD’s in Irag and supposedly ending up being “embarrassed” by his own UN testimony.

        Keep an eye on Syria after it falls to see if those materials weren’t transported there before the invasion by Soviet specialist troops. (See articles regarding known troop movements).

  5. JuanitaDugas says:

    Chuck, any thinking person who isn’t an Obamabot had to have the same reaction as you, me and many others I’m sure. Call me crazy but I always thought it strange that Petraeus took the CIA post in the first place. Funny business surrounds anything the re-elected one touches. God help our country survive the turmoil ahead.

  6. wilde1 says:

    He is free to speak about Bengazi now without the typical tactic Obama uses to publicize affairs. Unless the affair was with someone that was a security risk for state secrets. You have to wonder why the confession is today. It will stomp Obama’s press conference message of tax the rich and he is on the side of middle class. The republicans are evil.

  7. aardvark says:

    Not that I approve, but the Petraeus problem didn’t seem to bother Bill Clinton. Sounds like the beginning of cleaning house and burying the bodies — or at least stuffing them back into the closet — over possible Benghazi problems.

  8. strider says:

    What’s the point in blabbing about an affair?. Tell us why the best among us were placed in an exposed position and not helped when the inevitable attack came. And why the President and many in his branch of government persistently lied about it.

  9. otlset says:

    Looks like going along with the Benghazi cover-up stories wasn’t enough to keep this under wraps for him. Maybe Obama wanted him to take full responsibility for the disaster, along with some manufactured rationale for Obama’s inaction and denials of protection for Amb. Stevens and the others, Petraeus balked, and now this? Just speculation of course, but I suspect there’s a *lot more* bubbling under the surface of this story folks.

  10. TX Soldier254 says:

    I think Petraeus just wanted a way out.
    If not it was a set-up to get Obama’s Best Bro Colin Powell in, mark my words, lol, too easy.
    Liberals at Play.
    Done

  11. Mr.Gates says:

    So what’s stopping him from testifying now?

  12. ShArKy666 says:

    this is ANOTHER cover up. it was a lie so the people wouldn’t know he left BECAUSE of benghazi

  13. dr4ensic says:

    I suspect they knew about the affair when he was crowned Spook Czar and decided to keep it as insurance to spring at a time of their own choosing for their own ends.
    This administration does everything with supreme calculation. There ARE NO
    co-ink-ie-dinks. I hope he has good security. Things didn’t turn out well for former CIA Director William Colby in 1996 either. Go back and look that one up.
    This stinks to high heaven. In the words of the Church Lady, “COULD IT BE SATAN?”

  14. JuanitaDugas says:

    I too thought of ex-CIA Director Colby’s mysterious demise, and hope Patraeus lives long enough to testify on Benghazi as a civilian for love of country and to partially restore his tarnished honor.

  15. TX Soldier254 says:

    Again I Post :)

    We seem to know more about Gen Petraeus and his background, then let’s say Gen Obama and all of his many Czar’s, to include Valerie Bowman Jarrett.

  16. Alain41 says:

    Saturday NY Post has the best front page headline: SPYFALL!

  17. plaisir says:

    When he accepted the position of CIA director, he cast his lot with the soulless, dishonorable Obama and not the American people. In doing so, Petraeus lost his soul and his honor. He should be subpoenaed and do one last honorable thing: tell the damned truth about Benghazi!

  18. Alain41 says:

    Not to condone Petraeus, but if the Secret Service prostitution problem had been forthrightly handled several years ago when it started, then the temptation to adultery would have been less.

    Just as no administration response to mid-east terrorist attacks led to attack on the Afghan airport/military planes, no response to Secret Service prostitution solicitation led to careless activity here.

  19. lct123 says:

    I think the administration will use the resignation against Petraeus if he provides negative information during the Benghazi hearings. They’ll report his information isn’t credible because he’s now a disgruntled ex-employee with an ax to grind. His extramarital affair indicates he lacks the moral character to do his job or be honest.

  20. midget says:

    Captain Bligh has all the power now and Petraeus is no Fletcher Christian.

  21. Sharkbait says:

    Sexual misbehavior is a security risk because it makes one susceptible to blackmail. So Gen Petraeus had to resign because he was vulnerable to blackmail. Bill Clinton, on the other hand, actually was blackmailed by Monica Lewinsky but it was no big deal because it was just “his personal sex life.”

    Glad to have that cleared up.

  22. aardvark says:

    Hubby: NO female biographers — unless they look like Helen Thomas. Hmmm…no, male biographers for that matter either. You get two hours uninterrupted time a day to write!

    Seriously, the timing of the news release is the real “Why?” as he has yet to testify re: Benghazi. Who knew and when? If various entities DIDN’T know, there is incompetence; if they knew and covered it, it’s a SERIOUS cover-up. To release now — why?

  23. Alain41 says:

    Debbie Schlussel posts that Broadwell was tops in her West Point class. So I’m going to be sexist here and ask, considering the female NASA Navy astronaut who went after her romantic rival, why are the only off-kilter moments that I hear about from successful women soldiers are Fatal Attraction-like moments. Is it because they’re kept out of the inner circle so the temptation/ability to commit fraud or some other crime is less, or is romance still just the great weakness which can float above your normal virtue? (Or both, or other.)

    Okay, I’m done with my sexism for the day. Go ahead with whatever you think is right. Regards.

  24. Alain41 says:

    NY Post reports: “…The high-tech trickery Petraeus and Broadwell used to hide their affair was revealed. They wrote each other e-mails and, rather then sending them, left them in a draft folder for the other to read, the AP said. This prevented an easily followed e-mail trail….”

    So they drafted emails, printed the draft, and left that in a manila folder. Hmmm, if only someone had invented a typing machine that doesn’t need a computer or a writing instrument that leaves a mark on paper. We live in a backwards time. Literally, I hear Joe Biden say.

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