CIA Director David Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair

CIA Director David Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair and “extremely poor judgment.”

As first reported by NBC News, Petraeus disclosed the affair in a letter released to the CIA work force on Friday afternoon, writing: “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”

Petraeus told President Barack Obama of his affair and offered his resignation during a meeting Thursday, a senior official told NBC News. In a phone call on Friday, Obama accepted the resignation, the official said.

Petraeus was appointed CIA director in April 2011, replacing Leon Panetta, who moved to the Pentagon to become defense secretary.

Petraeus served as commander of the war in Afghanistan in 2010-2011. Before that, he served as commander of the U.S. Central Command and as the commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq. Because of those roles, he was seen as bringing a “customer’s eye” to the intelligence job.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told NBC News that Petraeus’s personal mistake should not have led to his departure.

“I would have stood up for him,” Feinstein said in response to his indiscretion. “I wanted him to continue. He was good, he loved the work and he had a command of intelligence issues second to none.”

Feinstein said she respects Obama’s decision to accept the Petraeus resignation, but wishes he hadn’t.

She also said Petraeus will not need to testify at Benghazi hearings she is chairing next week.

Multiple sources tell NBC News that Mike Morrell, the deputy CIA director and a longtime CIA officer, would likely be offered the job as acting director but with the understanding that he may be elevated to the job permanently at some point.

NBC

  • Prophettttt

    Lebanese officials make a carrier out of their extramarital affairs.Here is the most powerful security man on earth, who  can change the lives of millions around the world,yet can’t have “some” on the side. I bet you Arab security leaders are laughing.

    • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

      Ah ha! the prophet is speaking officialy on ther matter.. just kiding bro but seriously why they are making a big deal out of this is beyond me, anyone under the kind of pressure patraeus is under  and  all the not so pretty stuf that goes with the territory  would either resort to  alcohol, drugs,or unless he is a flaming goat will end up introducing the hot dog to he bun, being a 4 star general has no relevance to his sexual drive or unhappy marriage, someone is in persuit to push him over for one reason or another and that remains  to be revealed, cia sex police? damn!

       yistiflo!

      • Hannibal

        You guys do not see it… Look up the person who will replace him… Then you will understand the Octopus NWO behind it.

    • tayyyyar10452

      if i were to give scores for insight, knowledge and assessment on this blog, i would give you the highest score; for poetry and prose, EXTRA5thVirgin or fishdrawer will get the highest score when she is not sober

    • tayyyyar10452

      this said i am not just comparing your ideas to the common bloggers, which represent a cross section of our society, but to the wannabe part time professional editors and authors of this blog; i wonder if they did not get their diplomas from sa3sa3 university or maybe a 5thstreet downtown comerage and cancans; even casual propagandists nowadays, an example of which are the weekend witnesses of jehovah beggars who knock at your door on sundays, are much better professionally formed than these neglected editors; because mind you, mercenaries like these are paid to transmit a message, and here is where they fail; as a matter of fact they are counter productive and they defeat their own purpose by their incompetence. That is why you see them paranoids, they try to make this blog their souk oukaz, they try to sell their propaganda material on amazon for few cents; btw i wouldnt read their “masterpieces” even if they pay me money. The pathognomonic feature of their failure is that they ban whoever is likely to provide them with a different opinion, because they are aware they are weak, they are awake they are liars, they are aware their stances are defenceless, they are aware they are seducing nobody with their propaganda, they are aware  that even people on their side are not convinced by their artifactual reconstruction of simili facts or pseudo truth.  Hence as hannibal brilliantly said: the more tttttttttttt’s you get the more they are digging their own tombs by their own hands

    • MeYosemite

      I doubt they have a career in it. They only know how to screw their own people. If they were getting enough sex the country would be in better shape.

  • Prophettttt

    Lebanese officials make a carrier out of their extramarital affairs.Here is the most powerful security man on earth, who  can change the lives of millions around the world,yet can’t have “some” on the side. I bet you Arab security leaders are laughing.

    • http://yalibnan.com geo metro

      Ah ha! the prophet is speaking officialy on ther matter.. just kiding bro but seriously why they are making a big deal out of this is beyond me, anyone under the kind of pressure patraeus is under  and  all the not so pretty stuf that goes with the territory  would either resort to  alcohol, drugs,or unless he is a flaming goat will end up introducing the hot dog to he bun, being a 4 star general has no relevance to his sexual drive or unhappy marriage, someone is in persuit to push him over for one reason or another and that remains  to be revealed, cia sex police? damn!

       yistiflo!

      • Hannibal

        You guys do not see it… Look up the person who will replace him… Then you will understand the Octopus NWO behind it.

    • tayyyyar10452

      if i were to give scores for insight, knowledge and assessment on this blog, i would give you the highest score; for poetry and prose, 5th will get the highest score when she is not sober

    • tayyyyar10452

      this said i am not just comparing your ideas to the common bloggers, which represent a cross section of our society, but to the wannabe part time professional editors and authors of this blog; i wonder if they did not get their diplomas from sa3sa3 university or maybe a 5thstreet downtown comerage and cancans; even casual propagandists nowadays, an example of which are the weekend witnesses of jehovah beggars who knock at your door on sundays, are much better professionally formed than these neglected editors; because mind you, mercenaries like these are paid to transmit a message, and here is where they fail; as a matter of fact they are counter productive and they defeat their own purpose by their incompetence. That is why you see them paranoids, they try to make this blog their souk oukaz, they try to sell their propaganda material on amazon for few cents; btw i wouldnt read their “masterpieces” even if they pay me money. The pathognomonic feature of their failure is that they ban whoever is likely to provide them with a different opinion, because they are aware they are weak, they are awake they are liars, they are aware their stances are defenceless, they are aware they are seducing nobody with their propaganda, they are aware  that even people on their side are not convinced by their artifactual reconstruction of simili facts or pseudo truth.  Hence as hannibal brilliantly said: the more tttttttttttt’s you get the more they are digging their own tombs by their own hands

    • MeYosemite

      I doubt they have a career in it. They only know how to screw their own people. If they were getting enough sex the country would be in better shape.

  • wargame1

    The United States spends at least $10 billion dollars every month in Afghanistan . The United States has a deficit that is now approaching a staggering high amount of $1.4 trillion. The big cause of the deficit is due to the US having to borrow money from China and Japan in order to finance these two lost wars. Statistics say that at least 44 million people in America are now on food stamps! The Pentagon says there have been at least 154 suicides among active-duty troops by June, 2012 , a rate of nearly one each day. Every day in USA 18 veteran solders commits suicide. Currently one third of the woman in the US military are sexually assaulted(Not by Taliban)
    Youtube has hundreds of video and among them you may search “MILITARY SUICIDES ON RISE: More US Soldiers Killed Themselves Than Died in Combat in 2012″

    production of the class-A drug by Afghan farmers rose between 2001 and 2011 from just 185 tons to a staggering 5,800 tons. It was the Taliban who put a ban on poppy cultivation and burnt the poppy field thus reduced the production in to 185 tons now the big question is …was it a war on drugs or a war for drugs?
     
    in Iraq, the US military is still stuck there with at least 47,000 troops remaining in that country. The Pro Iranian Shia puppet wont be able to handle the situation if USA leave Iraq. Attacking Iran is a big joke because with out the help of Iran USA and the coalition of willing would have bogged down long before. And without the help of Bashar Al-Qaeda and Iran ,NATO wont be able to invade Libya at ease.The ultimate plan was to hand over these countries to Iran which is partially happened in Iraq and a total failure in Afghanistan and the Libyan sunni resistance are now slowly emerging.

    These are a trying time for USA and NATO and their middle eastern proxy Iran and Hezbushaitan have become the biggest loser in the Arab spring after the Syrian revolution broke out.

  • wargame1

    The United States spends at least $10 billion dollars every month in Afghanistan . The United States has a deficit that is now approaching a staggering high amount of $1.4 trillion. The big cause of the deficit is due to the US having to borrow money from China and Japan in order to finance these two lost wars. Statistics say that at least 44 million people in America are now on food stamps!

    production of the class-A drug by Afghan farmers rose between 2001 and 2011 from just 185 tons to a staggering 5,800 tons. It was the Taliban who put a ban on poppy cultivation and burnt the poppy field thus reduced the production in to 185 tons now the big question is …was it a war on drugs or a war for drugs?
     
    in Iraq, the US military is still stuck there with at least 47,000 troops remaining in that country. The Pro Iranian Shia puppet wont be able to handle the situation if USA leave Iraq. Attacking Iran is a big joke because with out the help of Iran USA and the coalition of willing would have bogged down long before. And without the help of Bashar Al-Qaeda and Iran ,NATO wont be able to invade Libya at ease.The ultimate plan was to hand over these countries to Iran which is partially happened in Iraq and a total failure in Afghanistan and the Libyan sunni resistance are now slowly emerging.

    These are a trying time for USA and NATO and their middle eastern proxy Iran and Hezbushaitan have become the biggest loser in the Arab spring after the Syrian revolution broke out.

  • Prophettttt

    . Believe  it or not, a Lebanese woman is involved  in the evolving story of the falling CIA director.The Florida woman who sought FBI help with the embarrassing emails from the  jealous  mistress of the CIA  director is from Junieh. The mistress must have felt a threat in the exotic Lebanese friend of  her lover.Lebanese are always causing trouble.  lol
    Was there  a tabouli and humus seduction?lol

  • Prophettttt

    . Believe  it or not, a Lebanese woman is involved  in the evolving story of the falling CIA director.The Florida woman who sought FBI help with the embarrassing emails from the  jealous  mistress of the CIA  director is from Junieh. The mistress must have felt a threat in the exotic Lebanese friend of  her lover.Lebanese are always causing trouble.  lol
    Was there  a tabouli and humus seduction?lol