editorial | The Petraeus affair
FBI struck the right balance with David Petraeus investigation
What, exactly, would critics want the FBI to have done differently? The agency is coming under a lot of second-guessing in Congress for its handling of the inquiry into an extramarital affair between former CIA director David H. Petraeus and biographer Paula Broadwell. The bizarre case, involving anonymous emails, catty rivalries on the Tampa social scene, and a cast of deeply immature people, has no immediate precedent. Although the facts are still coming out, it seems the Department of Justice handled the investigation about as well as it could have.