Love triangles are just SO twentieth century.

In fact, the whole polygon analogy seems woefully inadequate to describe the still developing scandal involving married Gen. David Petraeus, his married biographer Paula Broadwell, married “social liaison” Jill Kelley, a shirtless FBI agent, and now, another married general.

ISAF Commander Gen. John Allen is under investigation for exchanging thousands of pages of “inappropriate emails” with Jill Kelley, the other “other woman” in the Petraeus scandal. 30,000 pages of emails between between 2010 and 2012 — how did he have time for anything else?

At least Lifetime scriptwriters will be busy for a while.

One possibility:

Gchat or email, that’s still a whole lotta emailing for the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Gen. Allen on Monday.

While the matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, General Allen will remain Commander of ISAF.  His leadership has been instrumental in achieving the significant progress that ISAF, working alongside our Afghan partners, has made in bringing greater security to the Afghan people and in ensuring that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists.  He is entitled to due process in this matter.

In the meantime, I have asked the President – and the President has agreed – to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined. I have asked both Senators Levin and McCain that the confirmation hearing on General Allen’s pending nomination to be Commander of United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe be delayed.

This story, of course, has captured the rapt attention of the drooling lapdog media, including NBC’s Chuck Todd.

We wouldn’t put money on that happening any time soon.


As suggested by one of the commenters below, could someone get on this?


As if there was any question, a senior Department of Defense official calls the emails between Kelley and Allen “flirtatious.”


Oh, boy.

Allen and Petraeus also helped Jill Kelley’s twin sister, Natalie Khawam, during a custody battle.

Both Petraeus and Allen apparently decided intervene in the same nasty court fight over a four year old, siding with the mother who, according to court documents, took her son to Florida when he was four months old after a heated argument.

Full Twitchy coverage: What’s next? Stripper with a heart of gold? Petraeus aided Jill Kelley’s ‘unstable twin’ sister; Update: Gen. Allen also helped twin