Saturday, November 10, 2012

Petraeus Resigns DCI Job

David Petraeus was perhaps the most talented and competent Flag Officer that the USA has had since the Korean War [MacArthur] and the news of his resignation due to marital infidelity calls to mind the many Democrats who have NOT resigned because they were caught in the nookie jar.
Petraeus, 60, has been married to Holly, née Knowlton, since 1975, after they meet when he was a military cadet at West Point and she was the daughter of the academy's superintendent. When he was sworn in as director of the CIA by Vice President Joe Biden, Holly held the Bible on which he swore his oath of office. Mrs Petraeus is head of the Office of Servicemember Affairs, a department of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which is responsible for ensuring members of the military are not taken advantage of by banks and other financial businesses. The official offered his resignation to Obama on Thursday, and the President accepted the offer on Friday. Obama issued a statement thanking Petraeus for his 'extraordinary service', saying he had 'served with characteristic intellectual rigour, dedication, and patriotism'. The President added: 'Going forward, my thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Holly Petraeus, who has done so much to help military families through her own work. I wish them the very best at this difficult time.'
The fact that Petraeus refrained from supporting Obama's bobbing and weaving after Benghazi may have had something to do with the unexpected resignation, especially since he was scheduled to testify in front of a skeptical Congress on Thursday next week.

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