David Petraeus on Townhall

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Nov 15

Sex remains the surest prop for all that is funny ... and sad. In the first instance, we often call the result ribaldry. In the second instance, it is always called tragedy. ... more

Susan Brown - Thu Nov 15

Everyone is preoccupied with the events surrounding the juicy sex scandal involving now-former CIA Director David Petraeus to the point they may not have noticed a pattern -- a shake-down -- that is taking place in our military top brass, much like the one currently happening in Russia under President Vladimir Putin. ... more

Cal Thomas - Thu Nov 15

The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair has raised and will continue to raise a number of questions. ... more

Washington, DC - Thu Nov 15

Sen. John McCain challenges Susan Rice's handling of Benghazi. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Wed Nov 14

The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Wed Nov 14

Frank Gaffney - Wed Nov 14

Washington, when the official line seems improbable, people often say, "It doesn't pass the smell test." Well, there's a lot that stinks at the moment about the Benghazigate affair, including now the circumstances involving the forced resignation of a man in the middle of it: President Obama's CIA Director and former four-star Army General David Petraeus. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Wed Nov 14

You've heard the old adage that sex sells. But as we're recognizing more and more often, sex wins elections. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Wed Nov 14

While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion. ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Nov 14

Here is the answer Americans are now supposed to believe: longer than it took for the White House to discover a YouTube video did not inspire the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. ... more

Washington, DC - Wed Nov 14

"...to think it didn't distort [...]his testimony in some way, that's hard to believe" ... more

Washington, DC - Wed Nov 14

The senator criticizes a reporter for suggesting the Petraeus scandal is a bigger threat than Benghazi. ... more

Rachel Marsden - Tue Nov 13

French public reaction to American CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus' suicide-bombing of his own career demonstrates a lack of understanding of the perceived offense in favor of a blind defense of libertinism. It was learned last week that Petraeus had an extramarital affair with his biographer, reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell (who, like Petraeus, is married with children). ... more

Pat Buchanan - Tue Nov 13

The stunning resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, days before he was to testify on the CIA role in the Benghazi massacre, raises many more questions than his resignation letter answers. ... more

Bob Barr - Tue Nov 13

Retired, four-star Army Gen. David Petraeus is paying the price for his hubris in much the same way as did the mythical figure Icarus who, like Petraeus, thought himself invincible but discovered otherwise when he flew too close to the sun before crashing back to earth. The now-retired CIA Director flew not too close to the sun, but rather ignored basic rules of secrecy, and ran afoul of the virtually limitless powers of surveillance we have placed in the hands of the FBI and other government agencies. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Tue Nov 13

He was America's most honored general, and for good reason. From West Point to Princeton, the classroom to the battlefield, theory to practice, David Petraeus had studied and then acted on what he'd learned. He rewrote the book (FM 3-24) on counter-insurgency warfare, or at least oversaw its compilation and culmination. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Mon Nov 12

Katie Pavlich - Mon Nov 12

Washington, DC - Fri Nov 9

Brett Baier talks about the resignation of CIA Director Petraeus in relation to the hearing on Libya. ... more