Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Friday, November 9, 2012

Patraeus Deeply Embedded In Broadwell's Work

Patraeus’ Desk Job Supported by Skilled Secretarial Pool
By Frank Fahrenkroop for CPW News Services

      With news of General David Patraeus’ resignation as CIA Director, a shock wave has moved through the halls of Congress. 
     Reporter Ron Kessler has reported that the FBI has been following General  Patraeus ever since questionable emails between the celebrated General and his mistress came to light.  Patraeus is not the first high ranking officer in the U.S Military to face the embarrassment of sexual impropriety.  Dwight D. Eisenhower had a mistress and the military’s Tailhook scandal raised eyebrows across the nation as citizens were educated about the meaning of “tailhook” in aviation terminology correcting many misconceptions.

     While writing a book about General Patraeus a West Point graduate turned author developed a significant relationship with the officer while they were embedded in Afghanistan.  Paula Broadwell's book has one subject.  General David Patraeus.  The content of emails sent between Patraeus and Broadwell now has friends of Col. Theodore Westhusing asking questions.  Westhusing died following a lengthy confrontational meeting with Patraeus over the corruption Westhusing had uncovered in Iraq as Westhusing worked to train an indigenous security force.  "Was General Patraeus not listening to Col. Westhusing because of being distracted with Mrs. Broadwell or other support staff?" asked one officer who asked not to be identified.
     While a single photo of the lady in question has yet to surface, a  photo taken during a training session in Baghdad has been forwarded to International news organizations indicating that the best place to hide during an attack, always a threat to the commanding officers, was under the nearest desk.

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