as far as I am concerned, there are hostages in the Petraeus affair. First, there is his pension, then Broadhurst is under active investigation, his wife’s employment with the gubermint, and there is a great big WTF regarding Kelley. If we take Petraeus’ “honor and integrity” at face value, would he play along with the administration in order to protect those close to him? Perhaps.
He didn’t resign until much, much later.