Petraeus

'What A Bastard!'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

The days of amusement prompted by the CIA sex scandal across the US and Europe are also prompting ripples of laughter 7,000 miles from Washington - wi...

Petraeus, Sex and the Aphrodisiac of Power

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

Petraeus's already considerable power expanded when he took over CIA. And power is drug with psycho-active properties, one of the strongest of which is as an increase in sexual appetite. As Henry Kissinger famously observed, "power is an aphrodisiac".