(NBC News) “Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position,” Petraeus said in a letter to CIA colleagues. “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,” Petraeus said in the letter.
Does anyone out there think Petraeus really resigned because of an affair? If so, I have a bridge to sell you…
Petraeus resignation.Timing, everything suspicious.There has to be more to this story.
— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) November 9, 2012
So now Petraeus won’t be testifying? How CONVENIENT.
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) November 9, 2012
With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be “stunned” by the announcement
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 9, 2012
Stunned? Indeed. Maybe some are, I for one, am not terribly surprised. One by one, the dominoes will fall.
(Breitbart) Now that the Obama administration has succeeded in winning a second term, they are cleaning house. The two figures most linked to the disaster in Benghazi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Petraeus, are gone. The figure most linked with Fast and Furious, Eric Holder, will be gone. The figure most linked to the administration’s economic failures, Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner, will be gone.
Only Obama remains. He ran out the clock on his scandals, and now throws anyone associated with them overboard.