LET ME get this straight — Gen. David Petraus resigned as head of the CIA two days after the election and two weeks before he was to testify before Congress on the Benghazi affair because he engaged in an extramarital affair.
Did he just wake up that morning and discover his infidelity, so he had to immediately resign? There was no scandal, no calls for his resignation. It is offensive to the American people to believe we are so naive and ignorant. Come on, this lame excuse stinks to high heavens.
Zuzel F. Echevarria, Miami
GIVEN DAVID Petraeus’ resignation and the role of the FBI, I can’t help but think about our own police department battle, when the Florida Highway Patrol officer pulled over the speeding city of Miami police officer in 2011. That set off an “us against them” attitude between the two tax-funded law enforcement groups.
Let’s hope leadership at the CIA and FBI don’t go down the same road.
Allan Freedline, Miami Beach
FINALLY, Americans have a telenovela that can rival the ones from Latin America!
John F. Smithies,
I DO NOT understand why only in the United States do we sensationalize extramarital affairs. This goes on every day, and it should be left in the bedroom. The government needs to stay out of the bedrooms and concentrate on governing and fixing our economy. It should not ruin the reputation of a four-star general who risked his life protecting ours. It’s a shame.
What Gen. David Petraeus did is unforgiveable, but it’s between him, his wife and their God. What a terrible picture we paint of ourselves when we sensationalize this type of behavior and drag a decorated general through the mud.
I DECIDED to “mute Gingrich” when I turned on Morning Joe and saw he was on to talk about the Petraeus affair.
What were they thinking? The next thing you know they’ll be inviting Fidel Castro on to talk about how to run a democracy.
Barry Levy, Miami
WHY DON’T we just have Gen. Petraeus wear a scarlet A around his neck? That should take care of it.
Kate Arce, Miami Beach