Normally it's a waste of time wading into the swamp of sexual scandals. I don't think it's anyone's business on what goes on in people's private lives. But the military has other rules and regs on this, specifically the Military Code of Conduct. From what has been reported in the media, General Petraeus had retired from active duty when he began his affair with Mrs. Broadwell. Who knows.
What has been astonishing about the daily revelations about this scandal is that two highly decorated and powerful military men involved themselves with what looks to be, by all accounts, unstable, obsessive women who were drawn to power and glory like squirrels to a pile of nuts.
What on god's blue-green earth were Generals Petraeus and Allen thinking when they wrote those letters to Jill Kelley's sister's lawyer in support of her request for child custody? If one believes what has been written about Natalie Khawam, Kelley's sister, she's a dishonorable and out-of-control typhoon of a wreck of a disaster. Why would such eminent men as the generals want to be involved in a domestic entanglement that has nothing to do with them? Perhaps the thousands and thousands of "flirtatious" emails General Allen shared with Jill Kelley will tell us?
And the FBI guy who facilitated all of this--you know, the knucklehead who sent Jill Kelley a photo of himself shirtless--he seems to have had a political axe to grind and hoped to ensnare President Obama in the scandal. Instead he irreparably damaged two generals whom the American people thought of as heroic and unimpeachable
It's all so tragic and comedic at the same time.
Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
According to the BBC, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa has tested negative for the virus (a second test is required before she’ll be officially free of the disease). And the United States has reached an important milestone: the 21-day monitoring period for the 48 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, ended on Sunday and Monday. Aside from the two nurses who cared for him, there have been no new infections.