Friday, 9 November 2012

The Daily Show Interview With David Petraeus' Biographer Is Extremely Awkward In Hindsight

Paula Broadwell, a Harvard researcher who co-wrote a biography of David Petraeus, is the woman with whom the retired four-star general had an affair, prompting his abrupt resignation on Friday as director of the CIA, according to Slate's Fred Kaplan. Broadwell co-authored "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," which was released in earlier this year. According to her website, she was embedded with the general in Afghanistan from July 2010 to July 2011 and was "afforded extensive access by General Petraeus, his mentors, his subordinates, and his longtime friends." The New York Times reported that Congressional and White House officials also believed that Broadwell had an affair with Pertraeus. The AP also confirmed this report. As Fred Kaplan just reported, the woman with whom Gen. David Petraeus was having an affair with was Paula Broadwell, the author of a recent hagiographic book about him, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus. Broadwell, who herself has a military background, made a number of media appearances earlier this year while promoting the release of her book. As you'll see in the clips below, she clearly thought very highly of the general.Slate is reporting that Paula Broadwell, the author of David Petraeus' biography, had an affair with the former CIA director that led to his resignation earlier today. This interview of her on The Daily Show, in hindsight, is cringeworthy. About three and a half minutes into the clip, Jon Stewart and Broadwell discuss Petraeus' habit of running with her to get to know her while she was embedded with him in Afghanistan.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps God avenges them for every LOVE broken because of the global state interests, for every false family created for the sake of material comfort or any other benefit except LOVE... If you dont have the courage to go to the end, do not start. Cut off your balls and get only a pleasure - licking ass of those on whom your career depends. Damn war, damn ugly laws of "serious" organizations, damn priority of public relations to human sincerity. Damn CIA, KGB etc... I wish the same fate for the Russian state persons, who participates in the destroying of relations of ordinary loving each other people. I wish all the best for this beautiful smart woman.