At the same time, Petraeus very much supports Washington's imperial agenda. Apparently he believes achieving it depends on delinking from Israeli interests when they harm America's.
Anti-Defamation League head Abe Foxman responded angrily, saying:
"Gen. Petraeus has simply erred in linking the challenges faced by the US and coalition forces in the region to a solution of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and blaming extremist activities on the absence of peace and the perceived US favoritism for Israel. This linkage is dangerous and counterproductive."
This may have contributed to his leaving. Challenging Israeli Lobby power is high-risk. Perhaps it decided Petraeus had to go.
Whether so or not, he's a four-star, now defrocked, failure. Another paper emperor has no clothes. He never did but now we know.
Other opinions surfaced on why he left. WND breaking news said:
"Forget what you've heard - could this be why Petraeus resigned?" Speculation "focus(ed) in large part on his role in an alleged cover-up of the attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi this past September."
Overlooked are secret CIA Benghazi operations. Involved are heavy weapons sent to Syrian opposition fighters. Petraeus left days before his scheduled congressional testimony.
He'll either come voluntarily or be subpoenaed. What he'll be asked or say remains to be seen. If it's too controversial, expect closed hearings.