We are now into day 4 of CIA Director David Petraeus resignation and public scrutiny of a man that held one of most important positions in our country’s Government. And all we can talk about is his affair on his wife. I hate to sound like I don’t care but, to be honest, I don’t. It is not my business or anyone else’s business whom this man had an affair with, yes he was morally wrong but who am I to judge?
The woman Petraeus was having an affair with, Paula Broadwell had written abook about him. I am sure there weren’t more secrets traded while in bed than there were when she was given cart blanch to follow him all over the world and interview him for the book. In fact Broadwell’s main mission in writing this book was to tell the story of a great man and how he was educated and reached his goals. Broadwell was interviewed just as her book was being released and said that she hoped that her book would inspire young people everywhere. Now all of that work has gone to the wayside and everything this man has accomplished is completely diminished by the fact that he had an extramarital affair.
Prior to the scandal behind Director David Petraeus he was revered as one of the best leaders our country has. He had accomplished so much in his life:serving in the military for over 37 years, raising two amazing children and staying married for over 35 years. Director David Petraeus worked hard and has a resume that is superb and because of a decision he made he has thrown away all of his accomplishments and in fact will never be remembered for all the good he did in fact he will be reviled as the man that had to step down because of an affair. The only consolation is that he is not the first! The real reason I am upset is that that despite the horrible decision and idiocy do I need to hear about this every day, all day?! How many angles can one come up with? What do his childhood friends remember about him? Has he always had bad judgment? Needless to say, an important question is how does his wife feel? Lets see…….. I would imagine she is beyond angry and hurt.
CIA Director David Petraeus is going to be paying dearly for his mistakes, and not from the public but from the people that matter most to him, his family.Not only did he embarrass himself, but his wife and his children too. His children and wife will probably never trust him. That I am sure is enough of a payment for one’s lifetime.
My judgment or the judgment of the American public shouldn’t matter. He resigned. It is over. But, why do all of the news channels and programs go over this story incessantly? Aren’t there more important issues going on in the Country? Like the fact that the elderly in Staten Island have no had electricity or running water for over 2 WEEKS? Maybe the welfare of our elderly trumps the fact that a politician got caught with his pants down. Really?…. old news, let’s help the people that need it, that to me is news worthy!