Petraeus is involved in a new scandal centered around integrity, honesty and being faithful. I find it interesting that these allegations are coming to light during the hearings for the Libya attack. They seem to overshadow the fact that Americans were killed in Libya on September 11th. The personnel who are involved in the scandal now may have a tarnished and diminished character. This may impact how their testimony is received for happenings in Libya; what they testify as to what happened during Libya might be taken with a grain of salt.
Petraeus, as the Director of the CIA, should be a man whose character emanates integrity, honesty, and certainly faithfulness, as well as having the ability to be covert and prudent…these are all qualities in which suite the man who is the head of the CIA. A person whose job it is to be discreet as possible did not do a very good job of covering up his tracks with his assumed affair. Talking about his character is one thing, but what about what he has done to his wife? The shame that he has brought upon his family is evident but in my opinion, he has also dishonored them. What is this saying about the leaders of America?
I do not understand how people are unable to keep their pants on, entering into an extramarital affair and breaking the vows that they have promised to their spouse. These things infuriate me more now since my husband was killed. I try not to judge, but Petraeus stated that he denied having an affair with anyone other than Broadwell. Both parties in this case were married. I cannot understand how people take marriage and their family so lightly.
Think about the families that have been effected by the Libya attack and the figureheads that were supposed to keep their loved ones safe. The heartache that the families must feel at the lack of support from the US government. This is just outright sickening!
There are innocent victims and families involved in all of this. The Obama administration was trying to say a video of a no name person caused all of these riots that led to American deaths, this I find hard to believe. Finally coming out much later calling it a terrorist attack. Really? I mean, it took place on September 11th and would have needed to have been planned out unless it is that easy to raid a US Embassy. In that case, we may need to look at the security that the US Embassy has in place.
All in all, this should be about the victims and getting them justice. It is nearly impossible to feel closure from the death of a loved one until you feel justice has been given to those that have caused the death. This is going to take a very long time for these families to feel like justice has been served if even they will ever feel that way.
I hope these families are able to find comfort one day and be able to grieve the loss of their loved one. To feel closure and for those that committed the crimes or did not do their part in preventing this act from happening get their justice for the victims and for their families.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.