Gen. Petraeus’ affair was with his biographer

It has been reported that General Petraeus’ affair was with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Apparently, it began in Afghanistan where she was embedded.

If so, then it seems that the affair started before Petraeus became the director of the CIA. The background check on Petraeus when he was being considered for the CIA job must have been incredibly thorough. And, since an affair with an embedded reporter would probably have been difficult to keep fully secret, even an ordinary investigation might well have uncovered word of it.

Thus, it may be that the White House knew of the General’s affair before he became the DCIA.