Or so his wife says. Vernon Loeb, the former deputy managing editor at the Inky and current Washington Post metro editor who co-wrote the the David Petraeus bio All In with the now-infamous Paula Broadwell, dishes on his dogged obliviousness:
I always wondered how Petraeus justified his relationship with her to his command staff in Afghanistan. Surely, eyebrows were raised, given the access she received. Female colleagues of mine weren’t shy in remarking about Broadwell’s good looks and her affinity for flashy, cocktail party attire even at staid national security conferences.
Was something going on with Petraeus? I always said I didn’t think so.