Let’s Ask The Right Questions About Petraeus Resigning
Yesterday I wrote that I wasn’t buying that the resignation of David Petraeus was some grand scheme by the Obama Administration to silence the former CIA Director or blame him for the events in Benghazi. While I still believe that to be the case, there is another scenario that we should be looking at.
The question that needs to be asked now is when did President Obama know about the affair Petraeus was having? I find it hard to believe that the CIA Director was under investigation by the FBI and the White House was just informed on Wednesday.
Further, if they knew about this affair prior to Wednesday, was a seriously compromised person allowed to stay on in that capacity until after the election to avoid the embarrassment of a scandal? Or to avoid the logical question of whether or not Petraeus’ affair was affecting his performance and may have caused him to miss warning signs in Libya?
The idea that his resignation was somehow retribution or an attempt to scapegoat him for Libya is a non-starter for me. However, there are some really valid questions that need to be addressed here. These questions need to be answered or this will likely hang around the Obama Administration’s neck for quite some time.