Am I the only one who thinks it’s ridiculous to let such a valuable asset as Gen. Petraeus resign over an affair that was (as far as I know) not related to the job he does for the US?
I had the same initial reaction. The one caveat is that (and someone can correct me if I’m wrong because I was told this today but I haven’t had the chance to verify it) people working in the clandestine services would generally be forced or pressured to quit because conduct like this opens up vulnerabilities to blackmail. Since Petraeus is the top official in the clandestine services, he is held to the same standard.[/quote]
I thought that as well, but just read that there is no internal requirement for him to resign.
I just assumed that he takes his honor and his reputation seriously…[/quote]
That’s something else to think about.
I still kind of feel like it would have been more of a ballsy, “Presidential” move to refuse to accept his resignation because he is too valuable to the security of our nation. But again, maybe there is an aspect of this that I am not thinking of.
He didn’t resign because of the affair, he resigned because he got caught and outed. There is a difference. I agree that he it’s a massive loss of talent, that is unfortunately how the self righteous game of politics gets played.
Perhaps there is some security angle to this relating to the woman he was having the affair with?[/quote]
Why wasn’t the person doing his biography some grey haired old guy with a weight problem, instead of a hot younger woman? Do I have to draw you guys pictures? Jesus…
Bait = taken.[/quote]
That’s a bit of a stretch, I thought I heard she was also a WEst Point grad like him? So not just a bit of fluff…I also heard she was a machine gun model in her younger days lol, whatever that means