CIA Chief Petraeus Resigns Over Extra-Marital Affair
“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Mr. Petraeus said in his statement, expressing regret for his abrupt departure. “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.”
Why does an extra-marital affair compromise his position as CIA Director?
By acknowledging an extramarital affair, Mr. Petraeus, 60, was confronting a sensitive issue for a spy chief. Intelligence agencies are often concerned about the possibility that agents who engage in such behavior could be blackmailed for information.
Doesn't sound like much of a reason to me. Is this really about his affair? [More...]
Update: Looks like the affair was with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, who was under investigation by the FBI for allegedly attempting to access Petraeus' e-mail. She is married to a radiologist and has two children.
Did Petraeus volunteer the affair to the FBI to clear her, telling them he voluntarily shared his emails with her? Maybe it's just Chivalry 101?
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