Petraeus scandal


David Petraeus is an American former military office and public official. He served as a director of the central intelligence agency from September 6, 2011 until his resignation on November 9.2012

The abrupt resignation of the CIA director David Petraeus will continue to dominate for weeks.

Petraeus went to the white house and asked the president to accept his resignations and the resignation has been approved by the president.

Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, Mrs Broadwell, a 40-year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer, is married with two young sons

The FBI learned of the affair as it was investigating emails sent by Mrs Broadwell to Ms Kelley, who serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

Mrs Broadwell told Ms Kelley to “stay away from my guy” after believing he had found a new lover. Petraeus has told friends he was shocked to find that Broadwell was suspected of sending anonymous, threatening emails to Ms Kelley.

Who is jill Kelley?

Jill Kelly is American, of Lebanese origin, her real name is jill khwam, and her family left Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war. Kelley says she and her family “have been friends with General Petraeus and his family for more than five years.”

The Washington Post reports that Ms Kelley was so scared she called the FBI who was concerned that the CIA director’s personal e-mail account had been hacked and that national security had been threatened.

When media asked Petraeus if his marriage could survive, he added: ‘I hope so, we are a strong couple, but every day is a challenge. All what I am focusing on is saving my family.

Meanwhile, Petraeus’ wife Holly is said to be more than “furious” over his extramarital affair, according to a friend and former colleague.






























3 thoughts on “Petraeus scandal

  1. When news broke about this affair, I was very intrigued to discover what all the fuss was about. Unfortunately, affairs are nothing new to the media and are broadcasted quite frequently. After reading more on the issue and finding out that they are concerned because of national security and the leakage of classified information, I was more understanding as to why this has dominated the media. Similarly, because it was General Petraeus. However, I still find myself struggling to understand that severity of this situation. Why should a flaw in a man’s personal life have to make him resign from a position that he has fulfilled to the highest degree? General Petraeus has been one of the most respected military figures in the past decade because of his brilliant work. And now something that millions of people commit on a daily basis has stopped him from continuing to hold that position and threatens to stain all of his success thus far? I don’t agree. I believe that the F.B.I. should have gotten involved for the sole purpose of making sure the information was secure and nothing was jeopardized, and left it at that. If Ms. Kelley had decided to block the email and not report it, what would be filling our headlines today? I am not saying that General Petraeus did not commit a wrong, but I do not believe that it should have hindered the public service he has given to this country for the past 37 years.

    1. I see the merit in your argument that a person’s personal life should not have such an extreme consequence as in the case of General Petraeus. However, I believe that the head figures in the United States government should be held to a different, higher standard than the rest of the American people. These people are the leaders of our country and should embody our morals and values. In this case, General Petraeus should be held to a higher standard. If he is unable to adhere to a strong moral code, then what will stop him from applying that same immoral code and bad sense of judgment to matters of national security for the United States. The possibility of poor decision making crossing over into matters that affect all Americans is my greatest concern.

      1. i agree with jackson, leaders should be people we can look up to and respect,i thinks Petraeus is facing a bad reputation after this scandal.

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