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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:09 PM

When it comes to the affairs of public officials, I like to take the French approach to such things…

Blasé disinterest.

It's human nature, especially for men in power positions to have the occasional dalliance or two. C'est la vie! It would be naïve to think otherwise.

Now obviously in matters of national security a comme ci, comme ça approach would be inappropriate, so aside from the sexual infidelities to consider… We are talking about a man who was the Director of the CIA, ne-c'est pas? We should ask ourselves and all the parties involved, how has this harmed the nation?

I'd rather we stay focused on the salient aspects of national security interests, rather than on any prurience going on in either of their boudoirs.

So, I'm going to resist being prudish towards those two, by saying, "Ou la la, you shouldn't have broken your vows because you wanted to share la petite mort with each other." But I will say about the mishandling of classified data, “C’est vraiment des conneries! You both should have thought about the nation's security FIRST and FOREMOST.”

So sex, non and security, oui!

We should stay focused on the important things, Mes Amis, not this childishly titillating merde.

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Reply When it comes to the affairs of public officials, I like to take the French approach to such things… (Original post)
MrScorpio Nov 2012 OP
ZombieHorde Nov 2012 #1
JVS Nov 2012 #2
ZombieHorde Nov 2012 #6
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #3
ZombieHorde Nov 2012 #7
seabeyond Nov 2012 #4
babylonsister Nov 2012 #5

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:20 PM

1. I generally agree, but there can a potential for blackmail in some cases. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:26 PM

2. I think our public officials are of such low quality that I'm disinclined to tolerate any infraction

If they were competent and generally interested in serving the public interest, I might feel otherwise. But we have such a collection of shitheel careerists who make a farce out of the term public service that I really feel that justice is better served by letting them all get crucified for anything, even if it were something as small as littering.

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Response to JVS (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:59 PM

6. An interesting point. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:27 PM

3. Je suis d'accord

I don't think this "scandal" rises to the level of a security threat to the nation.

And for those who scream "blackmail", remember.. no foreign agents have been implicated or even mentioned here. This is all internal politics.

Petraeus may have been a horndog, but he is NOT, nor has he ever been an existential threat to America.

This fact seems have been lost in all the "moral outrage" against him.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:01 AM

7. True, but I think the concern is valid in many cases.

There is absolutely no evidence of black mail, or any legal wrong doing, but people in high security positions should probably keep themselves "clean."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:28 PM

4. that would be dsk... ? rah. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:39 PM

5. Vraiment! nt

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