Oh, yeah, let’s go after Petraeus. I’m sure he’s the bad guy in this Benghazi fiasco. I mean it has to be Petraeus fault because after all he was dumb enough to have an extramarital affair and that makes him 100 times worse that Obama and his cohorts in the situation room. Right?
On the other hand, I see a great deal of problems if a commander of troops is bringing court-martials against those troops for fraternizing or for frequenting prostitutes or for committing adultery. Even if the commander is having an affair while the wives of his subordinates are kept out of theater, you have a morale problem. It is all more complicated today because there are now women in the military in combat theaters and today the commander has to impose rules on subordinates concerning fraternization between male and female in the ranks.
General Petraeus, assuming he committed adultery while in uniform, knew how perilous for morale his lapse could be.
Having said all that, I am not unaware of the duplicity of the Obama regime and the potential for them to have set up Petraeus. If he committed adultery while in uniform and the fact was known to the administration when they elevated him to CIA, one is compelled to ask, did they do so knowing they had a knife pointed at his back? Did they shove it in ? Worse, did they threaten to use it and so corrupt his testimony (not under oath) before Congress?
We simply do not know.
Pointing out facts and law is not to advocate one position or the other. It is simply to have respect for intellectual honesty.
He’s a “bad guy” if he went along with hussein/jarrett/huma’s wag the dog gone wrong and he’s an equally “bad guy” letting the admin get away with it if he isn’t screaming from the top of the tallest tower IF he’s being blackmailed. Forget his retirement and his wife’s make believe job. He swore to protect America and that should be at the top of his duty list.