When it was announced today that CIA Director David Petraeus had resigned due to an extra marital affair, critics of the administration immediately smelled something fishy. Rarely does an affair lead to a resignation unless a major scandal is involved.
But no hint of scandal surfaced, that is, the other person implicated in the affair apparently was not a subordinate of Petraeus at the CIA. That fact alone would mean that no violations of CIA regulations or protocol occurred.
In addition, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., stated that Petraeus had her full support and that she wished he would stay on in spite of the affair. Petraeus also has broad based support among the Washington political establishment.
Thus, why would the director resign citing an affair that no one or very few even knew about, particularly when he enjoyed the continued support of powerful senators?
Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.