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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  • bigL

    At least we know he is not a donk. If he ws a donk and had an affair he’b have benn promoted to the Supreme Court, to Ginsburg’s seat. Ginsburg? She’dbe the one resigning

  • FurryGuy

    …Senate hearings on Benghazi…

    If anyone is expecting anything other than a repetition of the “it was a video that caused this”, then be shocked. This is will be another toothless investigation to distract people from the reality about to overwhelm us all.

    Dictatorships love their show trials, and this will be the showiest trial of them all. The verdict has already been decided, the American public will get a Kabuki theater circus to titillate and salivate over.

  • The real Wow

    All he had to do is actually ACT honorably when Benghazi occurred. He could have disobeyed orders and protected our people there. I keep hearing about all these wonderful honorable people who have proven not to be so. If you were asked by your commander-in-chief to do something dishonorable at a time that lives were at stake what would you do? Would you sit by quietly and just let them die to protect your pension, position or whatever?

  • Look-Out

    When is Barry going to come clean about his “extramarital affairs”? Or do rondevous with other men count as cheating?

    It’d be nice if he’d step down.

  • FurryGuy

    #38 November 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    Rachelle commented:

    The last Dem president sure made that perception a valid and warranted one. Did you conveniently forget Clinton’s impeachment?

  • Patricia

    Extra marital affair?… my foot… it must be something more serius why he is resigning…. the extra-marital affair is only a very poor excuse…

  • Amjean

    Do you think that this affair was a “set up” so they could blackmail him, then afterwards
    when his conscience couldn’t take it, or the woman was going to expose him, he resigned?

  • DMG

    He actually may end up being charged with treason along with Obama and Clinton.

    Right … and Romney was going to win in a landslide.

  • ponderon

    This was attempt to discredit his testimony at close door hearing on Benghazi next ………….

  • Chippy

    Petreaus will not be testifying.

  • US Navy Corpseman

    The stench from the 800lb gorilla (BENGHAZI) in the room is all over this. Now Petraeus cannot be threatened and will hopefully reveal the truth about the traitors in the WH.

  • Dirk Rockwood

    You guys are aware that 53 diplomats where killed during the Bush years, right?

  • laura

    What have the demos done to this country…again!! Where is bama’s lovers? Guess he never had an affair with a woman!

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  • bigkahuna

    Dirk If Bush or his administration was covering up for it, was watching it happen and did nothing to stop it, for politics and lied about it. I would impeach him as well. So shut up.

  • Look-Out

    Former UN Ambassador Moustache (senior moment for me) said he WILL testify at some point, even though it’s now being reported he won’t testify on Benghazi. There will be lots of opportunities with lots of hearings.

  • samspade

    Petreaus may not live to testify.

    WAKE UP PEOPLE. Unlike John Roberts, Petreaus could no longer look himself in the mirror. All of the Generals and other retired military types who showed up on tv to discuss the events in Lybia all said they were worried about Petreaus. Every one of them said he was a man of honor and they could not figure out why he was covering for O. Now we know.

    IMO, it couldn’t be clearer… Petreaus was being blackmailed. Now that he has called their bluff, there is only one way to shut him up.

    Please say a prayer for Petreaus

  • Look-Out

    Petraeus has my prayers. There’s not one reason for me to trust this commie crowd on anything.

    I’m not even sure he committed adultery. If he’s found dead, they’ll make it look like a suicide. They may have ordered him to use it as his reason for resigning and then to explain the “suicide” of an honorable, shamed man.

    These people are beyond any evil normal people can imagine.

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