CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extra-Marital Affair

General David Petraeus

REPORT:  Gen. David Petraeus Resigns as CIA Director After Extramarital Affair Disclosed (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

Gen. David Petraeus resigns as CIA Director under the Obama Administration over “extramarital affair,” US News reports.

Petraeus visited the White House on Thursday to ask President Barack Obama to accept his resignation “for personal reasons,” he said in a statement to CIA staff. “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.”

In a statement, Obama said he accepted Petraeus’s resignation and is “completely confident that the CIA will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission, and I have the utmost confidence in Acting Director Michael Morell and the men and women of the CIA who work every day to keep our nation safe. 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.” Source: Politico

Gen. David Petraeus has been married to Holly Petraeus for 37 years. Men in power and sex, a dangerous combination.

This article was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.