He says it’s all because he had an affair. Of course, it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the October 26 CIA statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”
If Petraeus didn’t order that no help be given to Ambassador Stevens and his staff when jihadists attacked the embassy, someone did. But if it wasn’t Petraeus, the order would have had to come from someone who outranked even the director of the agency. Thus Petraeus”s denial that the order had come from him pointed the finger directly at Barack Obama. And while the mainstream media buried that fact before the election, probably the House Foreign Affairs Committee would have asked Petraeus just who did give the order.
For surely it was just a coincidence that Petraeus resigned on Thursday, the very same day that Fox News reported that the Foreign Affairs Committee was planning to call him to testify at their Benghazi hearings, along with Director of National Intelligence James “Clueless” Clapper and Matt Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Surely that had nothing to do with Petraeus”s decision to submit his resignation. This couldn’t have had anything to do with his quitting. It is much more likely indeed that suddenly, just as the news that he was going to be summoned to testify came in to his office, Petraeus was overcome with remorse over his affair, and decided — although apparently the affair began some time ago, since there were rumors about it while he was still in Afghanistan — that Thursday was the day, right then and there, to come clean and resign his position.
Does Obama’s camp really expect us to believe that he resigned because the Obama Administration suddenly recovered traditional moral values?
“CIA Director Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair,” by Nick Dutton for CNN, November 9:
(CNN) — CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama, citing personal reasons, a U.S. government source told CNN.
The source said Petreaus admitted to an extramarital affair.
Here’s the letter Petreaus sent from CIA Headquarters Friday.
Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. 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….
For more on this, see my article “The Convenient Resignation of General Petraeus” at FrontPage.