More Petraeus resignation hooey: it ain’t adding up

The Petraeus resignation backstory smells worse and worse. From Politico:

The FBI reportedly happened upon former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair while investigating a complaint from a woman close to Petraeus who had received harassing emails from the general’s alleged mistress.

First, when does the FBI get involved—as an apparent first responder—in complaints about “harassing emails”?

Answer: I’ll take “never” for a thousand.


…the sexual demeanor of the [Petraeus/Paula Broadwell] emails pointed to an affair. Investigators approached Petraeus two weeks ago about what they had discovered and told him no criminal charges would be filed, according to The New York Times.

Next, what charges—exactly—would be considered?

Beyond that, if there is no crime, what exactly was being investigated?

Finally, given that adultery has been granted status as a societal non-crime, why did Petraeus resign?

While Petraeus is a self-confessed zipper case and such behavior can’t be condoned, it seems he’s getting—so to speak—shafted.

BTW, All In is the title of Broadwell’s biography on Petraeus. Sounds like some sort of Freudian slip or double entendre which is sadly appropriate for this whole peculiar spectacle.


About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on November 10, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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