What is the fuss? Why worry CIA director may be blackmailed?
When Russia's KGB hoped to blackmail Soekarno by showing him film and photos of him having sex with Russian "swallow" agents, he laughed and said "My countrymen will be so proud of me".
We want a general who can win wars. That is the fundamental.
USA had Patton and MacArthur to win wars. The Germans had brilliant field marshals like Rommel and Guderian.
What affairs they have (with own country-women) is none of our business.
We don't want a goody-goody general who does not fool around but who loses the war hopelessly. Like Westmoreland.
What's wrong with General Petraeus and General Allen?
At the very least pick a beautiful woman to have an affair with.
Then the US public can understand why and forgive them.
The 2 women Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley are over-the-hill middle aged aunties who are NOT good looking.
Top generals in other countries like France or Russia must be laughing their heads off; that USA wants to take action against 4 star generals for having an affair with old-looking middle-aged aunties.
Generals Petraeus and Allen must be given hardship allowance.
I think they suffered if they had sex with such old-looking middle-aged aunties.