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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  1. Now he is free to speak at trial. Heck, he didn’t do anything as bad as Clinton did with his cigars and interns right?

  2. THIS FLAT OUT STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN!

  3. Now Petraeus can come to Maryland and marry his lover Ben Ghazi.

  4. Folks – this Benghazi thing is like a whole season of the tv show 24.

    We are in episode two.

    Long season ahead but start really paying attention.

    And stock up on popcorn!

  5. Didn’t Obama “leak” mid-summer that Romney had picked Petraeus for the V.P. slot?
    Was he even in the running?
    W/E…No one resigns over an affair anymore. He was pushed out, just like #15 said.

  6. #20 November 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    Sam Stone commented:

    His lover’s name is Barack

  7. ++

    re: admitting an extra-marital affair

    uhm, isn’t that the old white Christian conservative males reason to
    fire anyone, i thought the majority of the Progressive populace was against traditional marriage?? /s/

    ==

  8. Was the affair with Hillary ??????? Ughhhhhh sorry I almost threw up.

  9. The hits just keep on coming. No honor among thieves and all Obama and his henchmen know how to do is lie, scheme and preserve themselves. How foolish the American electorate is. It is heartbreaking to see the all red map except for areas where the election could be manipulated. I cry for our country. God alone can save us now!

  10. Still don’t know why he lied about the real reason for the attack…

  11. I don’t believe anything that comes out of the Obama Administration from anyone.

  12. Not buying it . . .at least not the way it’s being pushed through the msm narrative. With the election over, BenghaziGate is a bump in the road guilty parties in this administration want to pave over quickly.

    I suggest that Petraeus refused to take the fall for Benghazi and decided to get ahead of this administration’s goons threats by resigning & revealing the issue these goons thought they could hold over him to force Petraeus to take the fall.

    I, too, pray for his safety.

  13. Who is holding the blue dress?

  14. Riiiiight. I thought the left considered affairs to be resume enhancements! We know what is really going on here. They must have leveraged the supposed affair or something else to get rid of him since he spoke up on Benghazi. Time to write a book Petraeus. Half the country does not support the dictator. We want the truth.

  15. An affair–pshaw! An affair is a badge of honor for Democrats. We nation is going to be hurting for some serious leadership and dimes to donuts Obama appoints some overly politically correct moron who believes we should hold hands and sing kumbaya and the world will love us or worse give the job to one of his Islamic buddies. I wouldn’t put it past him.

    The timing is quite suspect–two days after the election and a week before congressional hearings.

    An affair. Yeah, right.

  16. Petraeus should ahve resigned earlier this week. IT would have ruined Obama.

  17. Strange world when one wonders if an extramarital affair story is just a cover for something much, much worse.

  18. Was the affair with a man or a woman?

  19. Lesson to All who seek power or wish to live a happy life: DO NOT in ANY way attach yourself to a DEM. You have no idea who/what they are. They live by different standards, with different values and you will find yourself in a HEAP OF HURT on your way to HELL. (I’m sure there are some innocent ones, but their stupidity for staying with a party that’s proven so foul isn’t worth it. There isn’t time enough to indulge in whatever charm you might think they have.)

    They entrap you in their web of evil. DO NOT PLAY WITH THEM. RUN FROM THEM. This is a war for our very survival. BE SMART. AGREE TO NOTHING WITH THEM. Your innocence will be lost in the cruelest way.



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