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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:35 AM

The Sex Lives of US Generals Are More Important Than the Deaths of Thousands of Soldiers


The Sex Lives of US Generals Are More Important Than the Deaths of Thousands of Soldiers
Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
By Mariusz Zawadzki
Translated By Maciej Lepka
19 November 2012
Edited by Mary Young

How did it happen that the Americans have come to treat their leaders with more lenience than they did 70 years ago? “We had no inhibitions. In a moment, our uniforms lay on the ground, all buttons undone. It was like a fever; we were overcome by lust. We really were! But it ended differently that I had expected. Gradually, we got hold of ourselves. He hid his face in my arm and said: ‘Oh God! I’m sorry but I’m not able to pleasure you tonight.’ It was a bit embarrassing, us putting our clothes back on. When he showed me to the door, I gave him a ‘Good night, General’ and left. You never know who can be hiding in the darkness, waiting for anything that might give you away.”*


Confidentiality on the American Internet is merely an illusion, and the Petraeus affair should clearly illustrate that to all Gmail users.

Unrestrained browsing through the personal inboxes of the two most important American generals can be reasonably explained. For instance, the FBI has established that Allen and Kelley’s two-year correspondence takes up 20-30,000 pages of typescript. Currently, this case is being investigated by a commission that is trying to establish whether the Kelley-Allen relationship was of a slightly frivolous or inexcusably lewd nature. The verdict will be crucial for Allen’s nomination as NATO’s supreme allied commander.

That anyone at all is willing to read that correspondence, which is more abundant than Kelley’s breasts and fiercer than the war with the Taliban, is probably the most surprising aspect. There is one clear conclusion to be drawn from this story: If the supreme commander of the United States forces in Afghanistan and a housewife from Florida did indeed exchange tens of emails a day, the ensuing scandal will be much more serious than the CIA director’s affair, at least as far as the security of the United States and its soldiers are concerned.

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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:02 AM

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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:32 AM

2. I agree in part

but I think that our willingness to advocate and go to war stems in part from the power that it brings to generals (and of course their civilian commanders). It is unfortunate but war is good for the careers of military personnel. This gives them a bias to advocate war as a solution. The power acquired from being a general translates into a lavish lifestyle, and a part of that lifestyle is easier access to women/men.

In these scandals a lot more is going on than just adultery. We have access to confidential documents that are not properly stored, and we have what seems an inordinate number of communications from a general who should really be busy doing other things. The sex served as a gateway to view the ugliness related to the lavish lifestyle of these generals. A lifestyle funded by the taxpayers, and a motivation to consider advancement as more important than the best interests of the country. It goes back to the question of how these leaders can truly understand their soldiers/sailors/marines while dining on gourmet food with linen tableclothes.

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