Now comes the sorrow. After her affair with CIA director David Petraeus detonated in political and military circles like a nuclear bomb, Paula Broadwell has sent out word through friends that she is devastated by the fallout.
According to the Associated Press, Broadwell “deeply regrets” the carnage that her affair has caused to her family and everyone else’s, and she is trying to repair the damage and move forward.
It was Broadwell’s jealousy that unearthed her affair, as the FBI learned of it when tracing anonymous emails Broadwell sent to Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, warning Kelley to stay away from Petraeus and Afghanistan war commander Gen. John Allen.
Allen was sucked into the scandal when the Pentagon began looking into the copious correspondence between Kelley and Allen, searching for possible evidence of an inappropriate relationship between the two married people. Allen’s nomination to lead the U.S. European Command has been put on hold until the investigation is complete—though officials say it appears only a handful of the emails between Kelley and Allen are of flirtatious or questionable nature.