General David Petraeus resigned from CIA today.

Drudge says it is because of affair.
The Daily Mail reported:

David Petraeus today resigned as director of the CIA after admitting an extra-marital affair.

The former general had been one of the most respected figures in the military and intelligence establishment, but has stepped down to deal with the ‘personal and professional issues’ surrounding his relationship with a woman who is not his wife.

He had been sworn in as head of the CIA in September 2011.

NBC New York reported:

“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 his resignation letter. “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.

The resignation comes a week before Senate hearings on Benghazi.

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  • bg


    the Obama win signaled an offer he couldn’t refuse..


  • Granny

    That was fast . . . but I wouldn’t want to get blamed for Benghazi either. Hope he has somebody watching his back.

  • Lisa G in NZ

    Interesting, perhaps that is why he was completely ineffective in saving American lives in Benghazi – he was being blackmailed (no pun intended) by the O-regime-ists – to do THEIR bidding instead of what was right (ya know, sending troops in to save Americans ‘n’ stuff…)

    that’s my guess anyway

  • JenBee

    *snort* Yeah, cause of an extra-marital affair. Sure.

  • Cari

    So now that no one has anything they can blackmail him with, and he can’t lose his job, I wonder what he might be able to tell us about Benghazi?

  • Mad Hatter

    Obama just found his scape goat for Benghazi.

  • SM-WI

    CIA—head spook—and CONVENIENTLY it’s affair. Sure. We need to have the truth. Don’t care about his personal stuff.

  • FurryGuy

    #2 November 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Granny commented:

    That was fast . . . but I wouldn’t want to get blamed for Benghazi either.

    The problem is that he was in charge when the attacks happened. Only a community organizer gets a “pass” on responsibility. Even Hillary fell on was pushed onto her sword, so she gets to keep her government job.

    I doubt Petraeus was looking to run for POTUS in the future, we know Hillary sure is.

  • Charlie

    CIA Director resigns over having an affair because it’s a big deal, but no big deal for a President to have an affair, in the oval office with a young impressionable girl and then lie about it.

  • Campfollower

    Complete BS. I fear for his safety. Now that makes a general, an admiral and the head of the CIA, all conveniently gone before the Benghazi hearings.

  • gsrider

    Blackmail? Haha, very funny! Like president Santa Claus would do something like that! Snort.

  • Kathteach

    The PR genius who is orchestrating the phony notion that Petraeus is resigning over an affair is the same mind behind Obama, Hillary and Petraeus telling the nation a You Tube video triggered Benghazi deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other brave Americas.

    Don’t worry folks – Petraeus will be before Congress a lot in months to come. He actually may end up being charged with treason along with Obama and Clinton.

    Benghazi is not only not going to go away – an awful lot of Americans are going to become extraordinarily engaged in the investigation where Obama and Hillary and Petraeus really thought Americans are so stupid they would just buy the notion that a stupid You Tube video would explain away Benghazi.

    And Petraeus can’t unring a bell. He lied to Issa’s committee and said Benghazi was triggered by a You Tube video. HE is up against the wall – mistakenly (maybe) thinking his resignation is akin to falling on a sword.

    Sorry General – you should actually be feeling so much more pressed up against a wall because now we really know that you are micromanaged by the astroturffing, manipulating and devious likes of Axelrod and friends.

    Shame on you for getting involved with them at all.

  • bg


    Terror czar deserves honorary membership
    in the Muslim Brotherhood .. Feb 18, 2010

    [“How can we possibly confront Islamist radicalization if the President’s principal advisor on counterterrorism cannot appropriately identify political Islam as the problem?” said Jasser. “Al Qaida is merely one of many tools of militant political Islam. It is the ideology that they adhere to that we must be at war with and counter frontally in the public sector, because it is at war with us.

    As we have seen over the past year, the common thread of theo-political Islam is what drives militants around the world. Mr. Brennan and the President must provide leadership in articulating the real threat and addressing the root cause of Islamist terror. The Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists can speak for themselves.”]

    bit more of much more more here..


  • Monkey Wrench


    I always thought Hillary would be a Supreme Court nominee.

  • Tighterlines64

    Ahhhh so it begins. Petraeus was given an offer he couldn’t refuse and was shown the door to make way for someone like Wesley Clark a politically correct officer who has been kneeling and bobbing for the bammer since day one. Look for a lot of dedicated and honorable military leaders to be shown the door over the next year or so. They might represent a threat to the bammer and his henchmen.

  • Kathteach

    #3 Lisa – I like your notion that Obama was blackmailing him into lying before Issa’s Committee.

    Still – he had an out. The truth. I imagine if Petraeus had called a press conference to tell the nation he was being blackmailed by the White House to lie before Congress about Benghazi – the word might have gotten out.

    And Obama would have lost the White House.

  • texas

    I guestion the timing!!! Get ready for more good men to go down. Affair ha! This was about Benghazi.

    Next it will Rush, Mark Levin then all of the new media bloggers. Everything Obama does now will be to dispirit us. We will be punished. Good grief. We live in Venezuela now.

  • journeyman

    Falling on the sword for der leader.

  • bg


    in case you missed it: /s/

    Obama Administration Facing Massive Federal Lawsuit

    Eric Holder

    Tony West

    Kamala Harris

    Jon Corzine

    Robert Rubin

    Timothy Geitner

    Vikram Pandit

    Valerie Jarrett

    Anita Dunn

    Robert Bauer


  • Sam Stone

    His lover’s name was Ben Ghazi.