Update: Fox already has a conspiracy theory up on this …
Call in the staff from Cheaters, David Petraeus, icon of the right and the family values crowd, is caught with his hands and other body parts in the cookie jar:
NBC News— As first reported by NBC News, Petraeus disclosed the affair in a letter released to the CIA work force on Friday afternoon, writing: “Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.
“Petraeus told President Barack Obama of his affair and offered his resignation during a meeting Thursday, a senior official told NBC News. In a phone call on Friday, Obama accepted the resignation, the official said.
Petraeus, whether you like him or not or just don’t care, always struck me as a straight shooter. And I’m not trying to be a scold here. Normally, I could care less about someone’s personal life. Except this guy was the Director of the CIA and affairs therein are a nortorious security issue for reason that should be cleal to anyone who’s read a Tom Clancy novel or watched a James Bond movie. So in this case, I think a resignation makes sense.