Did you hear the latest on the Petraeus sex scandal? News is coming out so fast it’s hard to keep up. I’ll let Gabriel Malor summarize for you.
Jill Kelley, the woman who was (allegedly) threatened by Gen. Petraeus’s squeeze Paula Broadwell and who (apparently) started the FBI investigation that led to Petraeus’ ouster, who went to the FBI for help after the threats and then (allegedly) had a relationship with the FBI agent in charge of her own case, who (allegedly) sent her shirtless pics of himself, also (apparently, allegedly) had “compromising” communications with Gen. John Allen, the Big Damn Commander of our war effort in Afghanistan. . . .
It’s not a love triangle. It’s a love Pentagon.
Well, whatever your do, don’t blame this twisted love pentagon on President Obama. Sure, he might carry the title of Commander in Chief, but we all know he’s been really busy campaigning for the last two years.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Tuesday asked the Senate to put on hold the confirmation of the top commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, as the new NATO supreme allied commander for Europe following the discovery of allegedly inappropriate communications between the general and a Tampa social planner.
The planner, Jill Kelley, is at the center of a scandal involving Gen. Allen’s predecessor as the top coalition commander in Kabul, Gen. David Petraeus, who resigned as CIA director last week after acknowledging an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation began probing the matter earlier this year, after Ms. Kelley complained about harassing emails that, according to officials, were eventually traced to Ms. Broadwell. Both women are married, as are Gens. Petraeus and Allen.
As part of this inquiry, the FBI also uncovered some 30,000 pages of emails between Ms. Kelley and Gen. Allen, a senior defense official told reporters traveling with Mr. Panetta. The official declined to say whether these allegedly inappropriate emails contained discussions of a sexual nature, or classified information, according to the Associated Press.
Yes, you read that right. The top commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen sent a whopping 30,000 pages of emails to this married woman. I’ve been blogging for almost five years, and even with some contributions from other bloggers, I’ve only amassed 15,000 posts, and I spend a lot of time blogging. How much time must Gen. Allen have spent sending emails? Good grief, what a mess. But remember, don’t blame Obama because he’s pretty much been absent.
But really, when you think about it, how bad is this?
Hey, we’ve got a trillion-dollar deficit and we’re in hock to the ChiComs, but don’t you worry, America — we’re getting our money’s worth out of these dedicated public servants who occasionally do some actual work in between their cybersex sessions.
Oh, yeah, that’s pretty bad.
And here’s what’s splashed at the top of the Drudge Report.
Update: Andrew Malcolm has a handy guide of the players in the Obama administration’s sex scandals, and adds:
If only Republicans had nominated a tee-totaling, congenital family man, we could have perhaps avoided four more years of this stuff and made the right choice in last week’s presidential election. But it’s probably just coincidence that all this crap is coming out after the voting. (Read More)