Do you and others realize that he has now PUBLICLY ADMITTED to a CRIMINAL OFFENSE ?The timing of Petraeus's resignation is very curious.
I want to point out something probably ALL of you forgot or didn't know about. Whether you like it or not, ADULTERY is a CRIMINAL OFFENSE in the military. It is specifically criminalized in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) which CONGRESS WROTE. Now you may think that is stupid or silly, but that is a FACT. Furthermore, even in the RECENT past, military personnel HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED, TRIED, CONVICTED, AND SENTENCED for the CRIME of ADULTERY.
Remember that to be in the military, you MUST volunteer, and in so doing you SWEAR AN OATH to abide by ALL the laws, rules, and regulations in the UCMJ. You do NOT get to pick and choose which ones you don't lke and will not follow.
The general has PUBLICLY ADMITTED to committing a CRIME. If an officer or enlisted person admitted to the same crime, do you think the military justice system would look the other way ? You KNOW they wouldn't. How can we expect military personnel, who VOLUNTEER for military service, and SWEAR AN OATH, to obey the UCMJ in it's entirety without exception, if one of the highest generals doesn't follow it, and in so doing,commits a CRIME ? He is an ADMITTED CRIMINAL, whether you like it or not.
Now, for those of you think that adultery should NOT be a crime, then I recommend that you write your represntatives and senators, and ask them to decriminalize adultery in the military.
And is ther even teh SLIGHTEST POSSIBILTY that he could have been blackmailed if this had become know to others so inclinced to take advantage of that knowledge ?
If a person walks into a bank and robs it, should he be prosecuted ?
If the president of the bank embezzles money from the bank, should he be prosecuted ?