The two ladies involved in l’affair Petraeus seem to be finding out firsthand the truth of the above title.
Looks as if the Army has decided to suspend the security clearance of Petraeus’ alleged mistress, Paula Broadwell. No specific reason was given for the suspension. However, based on what’s come out I’d guess it was the combination of alleged adultery and computer harassment.
Both behaviors are kinda regarded as “no-no’s” for Army officers. Broadwell is a member of the US Army Reserve – a MI officer holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, to be precise. Having one’s security clearance suspended is a significant issue impacting one’s ability to serve as a MI officer.
However, at least one source is reporting that a recent search found “substantial classified information” on a computer used by Broadwell. That could also be the reason for the Army suspending her security clearance. Mishandling classified info is also a rather big “no-no” for an Army officer – especially an MI officer who presumably would definitely know better.
Separately, MacDill AFB has apparently decided to suspend unrestricted base access privileges previously granted to Jill Kelley. No specific reason was given for this action either.
It will be interesting to see how these play out over time.