Richard Cohen: David Petraeus is still the best man for the job - San Jose Mercury NewsBut is there a better man to fill Petraeus' seat than Petraeus himself? He is blackmail-proof and more than qualified for the job. He not only was a four-star general, a West Point grad (top 5 percent of his class) and a Princeton scholar, but, in the quite recent past, he held the director's job himself. The United States would not only be getting the best man for the job, but striking a blow against the sexual McCarthyism that has destroyed so many careers and, in wretched silence, has aborted many a political career before it was even announced.
At dinner one night, I sat opposite Holly Petraeus. She's charming and deeply concerned about the welfare of our troops -- both active and retired. I can only imagine her hurt. But this is her matter -- and her husband's -- and not ours. He betrayed her, not his country. No more need be said. Now get back to work.
Should Gen. Petraeus resume his job at the CIA?
I say, YES!