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Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson is weighing in on Gen. David Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell … and says he can’t really blame the guy.

After all, he’s a man, and she’s really attractive.

“The man’s off in a foreign land and he’s lonely and here’s a good looking lady throwing herself at him. I mean, he’s a man,” Robertson said in an interview.

He continued describing Paula Broadwell:


“She is an extremely good looking woman. She is a marathon runner. She runs Iron Man triathlons. So she’s out running with him and writing a biography.”

“I think the term is ‘propinquity.'”

Propinquity roughly translates to “proximity” … so essentially the devout Christian Robertson is excusing an extramarital affair based on a hot chick being nearby.

At least if she runs Iron Man triathlons. Endurance, baby.

Broadwell’s affair with Petraeus came to light after threatening emails she wrote to Jill Kelley – another hot chick – were brought to the attention of the FBI.

Kelley denies she and Petraeus were involved, but they were friends, and Broadwell evidently thought there was something going on and told her to step off.

Married for 37 years to Holly Petraeus, David resigned as CIA director Friday in a surprising scandal that continues to take new, strange turns by the day.