Petraeus' General Mess: Unbelieveable

General Petraeus wife, Holly
I should caution you that what is being reported, in the press, on this story, is not necessarily true. It may be true, but it probably isn't.

This is what I get from all of this: On September 11, 2012, the American Embassy at Benghazi, Libya was attacked. Four Americans, including our ambassador, were killed in the attack. In the purest form of Monday morning quarterbacking, we are asking ourselves, Who knew what? and When did they know it? and, moving into the bonus round, What could have been done? and finally, Why was nothing done? There's going to be a formal hearing on the subject. The hearing will be conducted by politicians who will, no doubt, want to look like bad asses on national TV.  It won't be pretty! 

General Petraeus and Paula Broadwell
Dr. David Petraeus, CIA director for the past 14 months, was to testify. He resigned on Thursday - effective Friday. He said that he should step down because he "got caught" doing the horizontal mambo with Paula Broadwell. Patraeus and his wife, Holly, have been married for 37 years. Having been married for more than 30 years, myself, I can tell you that an extra marital affair is a stupid thing to do - it's a no win situation! He should have known this. Both Petraeus and Broadwell are graduates of West Point. She's collecting a paycheck from the Army Reserve where she is a Major. She's also married to a medical doctor and has two young sons. Oh yeah, she also co-wrote the NY Times Best Seller "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus." She worked closely with the General as she researched the piece. (Sometimes I wonder who buys these books?) I may also wonder if Broadwell was part of the good General's "education?" I know - it was a cheap shot.

Jill Kelley
How did all of this come to light? Well, this is the part of the story that I find hard to believe. There's a 37 year old woman in Tampa, Florida, named Jill Kelley. She too, is married to a medical doctor and is the mother of three children. Kelley complains to the FBI that she is getting harassing e-mail from Paula Broadwell. The FBI reads the e-mail, the content gets leaked to the press and Petraeus gets caught with his zipper down, and resigns. Forget that the hearing and all this other crap happened after the Presidential Election. You may be interested to know that Paula Broadwell celebrated her 40th birthday on Friday, 11/9, the same day that her boyfriend's resignation from the CIA was accepted by the President.

Now, I ask you, doesn't all of this seem too stupid to be true?  We have three very well educated people, involved in a very cheesy scenario. I think it's all BS and that nobody wants to be blamed or point fingers in the Benghazi case.

It's probably going to work!  Nixon's people should have thought of something like this for Watergate......and Watergate was a simple burglary, not a fatal terrorist attack!

I have this feeling that I just wrote a fictional short story.

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