Posted Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at 6:04 PM
As Fred Kaplan just reported, the woman with whom Gen. David Petraeus was having an affair with was Paula Broadwell, the author of a recent hagiographic book about him, All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.
Broadwell, who herself has a military background, made a number of media appearances earlier this year while promoting the release of her book. As you'll see in the clips below, she clearly thought very highly of the general.
Here she was back in January on The Daily Show:
And on CBS News:
And being interviewed by Arthur Kade for a Web video:
She also sat down with Charlie Rose in February, a clip of which you can find here.
Only last week, Broadwell published her latest piece on the general, titled "David Petraeus’s Rules for Living," in The Daily Beast/Newsweek. Number five was this:
We all will make mistakes. The key is to recognize them and admit them, to learn from them, and to take off the rear view mirrors—drive on and avoid making them again.