We should not be looking at the man’s personal email. We live in a total surveillance society.
I agree completely. Mind you, Petraeus did not imbibe tradecraft with his mother's milk, but even so one-time pads to conceal love notes is a bit of overkill.
What we see here is a bit of agenda peeping through. The reporter is mocking the inadequacy of communications security for two people who were apparently having an affair. This is our business precisely why? And if he had employed the full force of his agency's technical expertise in concealing the affair, would this not have been an outrageous abuse of power?
An extramarital affair in Washington, DC, possibly the first that has ever taken place there. Or not. Why is this even news? Why the sudden national focus on two bed-hopping adults? What is it serving to conceal?
Benghazi, of course. This is a smokescreen so obvious that the stink of desperation pervades it. The General has just had a taste of what happens if he talks. It's the Chicago Way.