BREAKING: General Petraeus resigns, cites “extra -marital affair” [Darleen Click] UPDATED
How bad can it be working for the Obama Administration that this happens?
After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation.
Oh, I am willing to accept an affair may have, indeed, happened. However, what this does is take away any attempt to blackmail the General into silence over, say, Benghazi.
Nothing to keep him from testifying before Congress now.
UPDATE It is true, that with Petraeus’ resignation he will no longer be testifying at the closed Congressional hearings on Benghazi next week. However, that doesn’t mean he won’t be called to testify at another time and, at that time, he won’t be caught between testifying truthfully and what the White House would want him to say.