Petraeus affair

The Real Lesson Behind the General Petraeus Affair

Retired general and now-former CIA director David Petraeus was originally scheduled to testify today before Congress to answer questions about the deadly terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Instead, the man some believed a likely candidate for president is reeling from his admission of an extra-marital affair and subsequent resignation from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Adultery, Unemployment and the Moral Law

To find out how the Petraeus saga will end, stay tuned -- assuming you have the stomach for it. But this much is certain: as much as some try to suppress it with trendy relativism, the moral law cannot be kept at bay. It always reasserts itself. Some things are right and some things including adultery are wrong everywhere and always. And it’s impossible not to know it.

A Sad State of Affairs

The Drudge Report calls it a "four-star circus." It's certainly like a national soap opera. Of course, the "it" is the unfolding scandal of adultery and potential scandal of flirtatious e-mails, involving some of America’s top military and spy brass.

Comments on the Petraeus Scandal

First, none of us is immune from sin. Second, was Petraeus made to resign because he was about to testify this week before a House panel about what he and the administration knew of the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi? Third, why did Petraeus resign and Bill Clinton didn't?

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