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A wide range of reactions to Petraeus affair

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For Lisa Hernandez, military heroes run in the family. Her father and her two brothers-in-law have served, and her 14-year-old son Noah is already in the ROTC program and loving it.

"They take great pride in going and doing what they do for our safety for our freedoms," Hernandez said.

So when she heard about the scandal that brought down CIA director and four star General David Petraeus, she was shocked. But she says she wishes his private life would have stayed private.

"Good people do bad things sometimes, and we are all just human and that sort of thing can happen to anyone really within any family, and should be kept private," Petraeus said.

Despite the sex scandal, she still looks up to General Petraeus and his wife Holly for their extraordinary service to our country.

"It's not something that should have caused him to resign," Hernandez said.

But Patricia Tucker, who served in the Army's Counter Intelligence unit for 29 years, was not surprised at all. She says affairs often happen in the military, especially on special missions – it's just kept quiet.

"I think the tension of the job, the secrets you have to keep, you get out you get free and you just go crazy. And a lot of people cheated on husbands and wives. It's not the first time," Tucker said.

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