Politik

Make war not love, medaljer men ingen älskarinna för CIA-chefen general Petraeus

Trots att USA i årets president- och kongressval klart har visat att man är på väg bort från sitt månghundraåriga glädjelösa puritanska arv, så går det fortfarande inte för CIA-chefen och krigshjälten David Petraeus att vänstra aldrig så litet med sin nyfunna kärlek som tydligen heter Paula Broadwell, som har skrivit Petraeus biografi och är en forskare på Harvard.

Att vara krigshjälte förpliktar, make war not love, även om självaste general Eisenhower höll sig med en älskarinna, Kay Summersby, som inte ens var amerikanska.

Intressant nog var det FBI som kom generalen på¨spåren:
CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair

The affair was discovered during an FBI investigation, according to officials briefed on the developments. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. It was unclear what the FBI was investigating or when it became aware of the affair.

Michael D Shear skriver i New York Times om generalens plötsliga avgång: Petraeus Steps Down as C.I.A. Chief, Saying He Had Affair

David H. Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, resigned on Friday after issuing a statement saying that he had engaged in an extramarital affair.

The sudden development came just days after President Obama won re-election to a second term. Mr. Petraeus, a highly decorated general who had led the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, had been expected to remain in the president’s administration.

Instead, Mr. Petraeus said in the statement that the president accepted his resignation on Friday after he had informed him of his indiscretion a day earlier.

“After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Mr. Petraeus wrote. “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.”

Nu är det faktiskt litet si och så mer Petraeus hjältegloria, som bl.a. vanns genom att tydligen sätta in Utarmad uranammunition mot civilbefolkningen i Fallujah i Irak.

Petraeus avgång kommer också lägligt för Obama med tanke på all uppståndelse kring terrorattacken i Benghazi i Libyen som bl.a. dödade USA:s ambassadör till Libyen Christopher Stevens>

Man kanske kan sammanfatta så att general Petraeus trots allt inte var the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, även om han faktiskt var fyrstjärnig och inte tvåstjärnig general

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