Gen. Petraeus Avoids Jail

Gen. Petraeus Avoids Jail

General David Petraeus, the embattled leader of President Bush’ Surge operation in Iraq, was sentenced to two year’s probation and fined $100,000 after his conviction by a federal court for sharing classified information while CIA director.

In a public statement after the sentencing, Petraeus told reporters, “Today marks the end of a two-and-a-half-year ordeal. I now look forward to moving on with the next phase of my life.”

While at the helm of the CIA, Petraeus was found to have engaged in an extra-marital affair with a woman who was writing a book about him. While the affair took place, Petraeus shared sensitive intelligence information to the woman.

The four-star general avoided a maximum sentence and lofty fines. Because of this, he is able to continue consulting the White House on national defense related matters.



  1. Ranks double standards. Patraeus shared sensitive intelligence. Manning leaked classified documents. Patraeus gets probation. Manning gets 35 years.

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