WASHINGTON — Paula Broadwell, whose extramarital affair with CIA chief David Petraeus led to his resignation, is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout.A person close to Broadwell said Sunday she deeply regrets the damage that´s been done to her family and everyone else´s, and she is trying to repair that and move forward. The friend spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. A group of friends and neighbors welcomed Broadwell, her husband, Scott, and their young sons back to their home in Charlotte, N.C.,
I actually believe her and I hope she patches up things with her husband who is apparently forgiving her.Maybe I´m just being blinded by the fact that I think kids are better off in 2 parent families.I actually think the thousands of tawdry emails by the general in Afghanistan is a bigger deal because he´s supposed to be watching over a war.
Oh, come on. She has two very young children and she takes a year off to follow a man around for a book someone else is going to write? I seriously doubt this is the first intransigence for broadwell or petraeus. But, as all liberal women seem to be, it certainly makes her a useful tool of the liberals in dc.
She looked like the cat that swallowed the canary in the picture of her at the swearing-in ceremony where Petraeus is there with his wife, walking across the front of the room and she is sitting there, beaming at him.
If she hadn´t been found out, would she still be doing what she was doing?
Those who have read and remember the whole Paula story recall that she picked him out, set her cap for him, and managed to insinuate herself into his life with her "thesis" gambit which became her "book". And things went from there.
Does anyone believe that Petraeus came up with that intricate anonymous email account thing with unsent emails left in their respective Draft folders for the other, with login password, to come and read?
He was the general, but I see her as the predator. The self-admitted "driven" person.
I don´t buy it. Broadwell might be nervous because things have blown up way bigger than she ever expected but there´s a bigger game afoot than adultery. Too many generals have been purged, too quickly after the stolen election. Paula would do well to stay out of parks and not walk alone in her neighborhood after dark.
Sorry for the "devastation " Paula, but look at it this way, your´ve given the public a chance to voyeur for a bit and leave the ugliness of the election on the shelf for a while.
You did blow it for the ghost writer of your book,( sales -wise) and probably shred your own plans for greatness, but we got to see Gen. P and his entitlement wife as real players in the power circle, got to meet your nemesis on the sex front, and and were treated to an exciting peek into how many emails a busy General can write while his men risk their lives actually doing their jobs. Thanks for the reality explosion and sorry about your crappy mood.
I don´t get the husband. Well, I do - knew casually a liberal professional woman obsessed with career - actually took a sabbatical from work while pregnant to spend several months in Russia for some work study while husband stayed behind.
There is a serious judgement deficit here...now that you have ruined your and the Gen´s life, His wife/kids life, your husbands and kids life, we hope you will be punished accordingly...another moron on the loose!
I feel badly for her children. I don´t know what her husband is like but I feel badly for him. I hope that in addition to being devastated by the fallout, she faces the mirror and thinks things through and reflects on her actions fairly and objectively. I actually wish her and her family good luck in straightening this out, as I do Mr. and Mrs. Petraeus. Feelings were hurt and vows were broken but sometimes people can still repair that if they make up their minds to do so and I hope that happens here, unlikely though I think it is.
I wonder how many other generals, senators, governors and other powerful people are now closing email accounts and wondering how far back the FBI can access communications they thought were lost in the great void.
So our Genrals are taking orders now from their "privates"....how convenient.
Sorry Paula, you jumped into this with both feet. You are not a VICTIM. You victimized others. You betrayed your family & country. You should be ashamed - but alas, I believe you only feel sorry for yourself.
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