Washington is up in arms today over new details emerging in the General David Patraeus sex scandal. The former director of the CIA announced his resignation Friday, citing an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.
But the scandal now also entangles the woman who blew the whistle on the affair, Jill Kelley, and the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen. The connections are raising new questions and eyebrows.
President Obama will hold a news conference this afternoon and will likely have to address the scandal now ensnaring two of his four-star generals. CNN Military Analyst and Retired Major General James "Spider" Marks, who has known Petraeus since high school and worked with Broadwell, joins Soledad O’Brien on “Starting Point” to discuss the new connections and their implications in the case.
What seems to be missing is discussion about the time General Allen was spending emailing Ms. Kelly. I believe it was reported at 47 emails per day. If anyone I know was sending 47 daily personal emails at work, they would find themselves in serious trouble with the boss. Rightly so, and we are not making life and death decisions for anyone. Wasn't this man responsible for our brave troops in Afganistan? How could he possibly have time to correspond with a socialite in Tampa? I believe this is a serious breach of trust to all the troops, their famiies, and our country.