Strange. Very strange.
David Petraeus resigned his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday, citing an extramarital affair.
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.”
If this is the General’s effort to have some integrity and take responsibility for his wrongdoings, I honor his decision and salute him for that.
The timing strikes me as a bit odd, though, especially given the fact that now that the Deputy Director will be testifying in the Benghazi hearings.