CIA boss Petraeus resigns over infidelity

This video says about itself:

Nov 9, 2012

One of America’s best known military leaders, and CIA head, David Petraeus, has abruptly announced his resignation. Stepping down, Petraeus admitted to an extramarital affair, saying he was guilty of “unacceptable” behavior. Ex-military intelligence officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Tony Shaffer told RT there’s more behind the resignation than just moral issues.

General David Petraeus, boss of the CIA in the USA, has resigned.

Why? Because of war crimes committed while he was commander in Iraq?

Because of war crimes committed while he was commander in Afghanistan?

Because of CIA torture scandals?

No, because of a woman.

Did General Petraeus rape that woman, like quite some US women soldiers were raped by colleagues?


General David Petraeus loses his job because of a consensual sexual relationship.

It reminds me of 1999, when the US Republican party tried to impeach President Bill Clinton.

Why? Because of Clinton’s 1999 NATO war against Yugoslavia?

No. The top Republican politicians then, candidates for the 2000 presidential election George W Bush and John McCain, and 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole, agreed with that war.

The Republicans tried to impeach Clinton because of a consensual sexual relationship.

Back to Petraeus. From the BBC:

10 November 2012

CIA director David Petraeus resigns over affair

CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair.

In a statement, Mr Petraeus described his behaviour as “unacceptable” for the leader of the nation’s main intelligence agency.

Unnamed officials said Mr Petraeus conducted the affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

Mr Petraeus became CIA boss in 2011 after heading international forces in Iraq and later in Afghanistan.

David Petraeus: From Extrajudicial to Extramarital: here.

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  2. FBI agents led to CIA romp by emails

    Sunday 11 November 2012

    US officials said today that an FBI probe into harassment claims uncovered the affair which led CIA director David Petraeus to resign last week.

    General Petraeus stepped down when FBI agents confronted him over an affair with Paula Broadwell, who had been an embedded journalist in Afghanistan while he was in charge of occupying armies there and wrote a biography of him.

    Ms Broadwell had come to the FBI’s attention for sending allegedly threatening emails to another woman.

    CIA officers had apparently raised concerns earlier about her “unprecedented” access to their boss.


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