In the wake of Gen. Petraeus and the Paula Broadwell affair, how badly does it really effect the credibility of the cheating spouse?
Gen. Allen’s nomination to commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe because of speculation of an extramarital affair with a married one.
Some people in government roles are concerned with national security and also the credibility of the person in power who commits the affair. Other foreign leaders are not concerned with the personal lives of American leaders.
" “If this is a crime, it is personal. It may involve some senior NATO officials, but it has nothing to do with the thousands of American troops here,” said Gen. Syed Maluk, a senior Afghan army commander in Helmand province. “If you burn the Koran or insult our prophet, that can affect us. But if there is any betrayal here, it is only to someone’s wife, not to all American forces.” " — The Washington Post