Wednesday, November 14, 2012

General Petraeus

            Recently, General Petraeus, the director of the CIA, resigned from his position after being questioned in regards to an affair that he had been having. Not only is Petraeus' morals being questioned because of this affair, but now his ethics are being called in to question as the government is investigating the situation in order to see if Petraeus violated national security in any way.

            The question that has frequently been asked with this situation, is why did Petraeus resign for something so miniscule as an affair. There has been much speculation, such as that he broke national security by sharing secrets with the woman who he had his affair with, Paula Broadwell. However, there are other theories as to why he may have resigned. Another being that Petraeus knows more than what American's have been led to believe in regards to the situation in Libya with the attack at Benghazi. And his departure comes at an optimal time, as he was scheduled to testify in front of Congress the following week on Benghazi. Because of this, it has lead many members of Congress to believe this was a planned decision. Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said elements of the story "don't add up." He called Petraeus "an absolutely essential witness, maybe more than anybody else."

            Overall, it remains unseen as to why Petraeus resigned. The American people will continue to speculate as to the reasons for his resignation, but with in the coming days more information will likely be uncovered.