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Petraeus Was Right to Resign

By Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Inquirer - November 13, 2012

Retired Gen. David H. Petraeus made the right decision in resigning from his post as head of the CIA after admitting he had been involved in an extramarital affair.

If for no other reason, Petraeus needed to step down because, as his former Army spokesman, Steve Boylan, said, "He screwed up, he knows he screwed up; now he's got to try to get past this with his family and heal."

Even under different circumstances, a military man who has spent most of the past decade in overseas theaters would do well to spend more time with his family. A job as demanding as the head of central intelligence would hardly allow for that.

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