When journalists stop being able to tie the knots together, they stop being
journalist and they simply become sport commentators, soap opera spectators.In the same week that President Sodomia leeks the possible appointment of
pygmy Chi Wawa Susan Rice as potential new Secretary of State, 2 of the top
intelligence personalities of the country are jeopardized in a Hollywood like
manufactured B movie intrigue.When a candidacy for Secretary of State
begins to be considered, the name is confidentially whispered to top
personalities and offices of the State. Which means both Allen and Petraeus were
probably made aware of Rice’s potential candidacy a few days after the
election of November 6th. And it is clear that both probably had strong reserves
about her capacities in this Office, and rightly so. So, Bang! Both of them are
immediately entangled at the speed of light in a compromising scenario probably
strategized as a pre “Coup d’État” what if B exit plan by
I guess Leon Panetta himself.
So the attorney general knew as early as late summer that the CIA director
presented a national security risk. Yet we're told that the president
wasn't informed of this until the day after the election.Either
Eric Holder is grossly incompetent, or Barack Obama is lying.
Thank you L White. I always appreciate, and take very seriously, any comment
that turns my thoughts to the Savior, or the Master as you call Him. And none
of us, thank goodness, will be the final judge of any person. But...I do need
to make intermediate judgements of others' behavior every day. And I
boldly state, that the General's behavior was dangerous, reckless and
selfish. Tolerance has become the buzzword of our society, and although we do
need to tolerate each other as human beings, and children of God, we do not need
to "tolerate" any and all behavior. Frankly, such reluctance to condemn
infidelity as a society, is partly why we're in this mess.
You know Pat, a couple of people I know have raised that question. I can't
figure out the answer. Everyone seems to think it's so clear and obvious
that Petraeus should have resigned like he did. How is it different from
Clinton? Most even say Clinton's only real boo-boo was lying about it.
Petraeus hasn't done that, but his career is over. I am honestly flummoxed
at the different responses. The only difference I can see is that over half the
country (the ones that supported Clinton and his policies) had a LOT of skin in
the game, and there was no way they were letting him go without a fight....while
no one really has any skin in the game with Petraeus. So did politics just win
over national security concerns with Clinton? Am I missing something??
Didn't Bill Clinton (when he was President) have access to the same kind of
sensitive information as Gen Petraeus? I would assume he too was a threat to
national security. Why didn't he resign?
L White,VST already answered the issue of how we have changed topics
(innocence vs. forgiveness). My Thanks to VST.Let me address why
the General should step down (which he has thankfully done).Perhaps
things have changed, but when a friend of mine was involved with screening folks
for high security clearances, affairs (for just rank and file operatives) were
cause for significant concern because they opened a door to possible
influence.The Director cannot have a different set of standards than
does the rank and file. If anything, his comportment should be superior - a
model for his entire staff.Note that none of this touches on the
issue of forgiveness. It is about work qualifications and performance. The
Savior's teachings included some amount of punishment for those who were
lax about their responsibilities.
IMO this media hey-day offers smoke and mirrors to the serious issues of
Benghazi. Adultery and illicit relationships will usually always make headlines
over an incident with much more serious consequences, I.e. Loss of human life
that happened two months ago. With all the media bombardment, we tend to get
distracted and gravitate to the issues of other people, especially in situations
such as this. I'm not saying this isn't serious, but we STILL need
answers regarding Benghazi and I believe Pres Obama needs to come to the
forefront to do this. In the Petraeus issue, he can safely stay in the
background while the media and the masses clamor for the latest tidbit.
Go ahead, throw those stones, if it makes you feel better. Join in the crowd
who wants to destroy. That's human nature. But remember that one time
when the Master controlled the situation; when the Master knelt in the dirt and
asked those around him to cast the first stone.Remember.Remember how forgiveness was offered on condition that the lady would "sin
no more".How many "stones" do we have? How many people
would we destroy with our "stones"? How many would do as the
"Master" did and set our stones down?Throw them, if you
must. If you will feel better destroying someone else, go ahead and toss those
stones.I don't feel comfortable throwing stones, even if the
general "confessed". Life has too many difficulties for any of us to
think that we're so superior that we can throw stones.
Is there a double standard or is the director of the CIA more important than the
president of the US, as in William Jefferson Clinton?
L White,He admitted the affair.
Let's never forget that in America, each person is INNOCENT until PROVEN
guilty. Maybe the General is guilty. Maybe everything reported in the media is
true. Maybe this is not just part of a "purge". Time will tell. Is it so hard to be honorable and to wait until the courts have
ruled?Have we become a nation of "lynch men" who act first
and contemplate later?Let the wheels of justice work.
I heartily concur. Infidelity is one of the highest forms of selfishness. And
what of the children...always the children suffer. Even adult children are
contiually influenced by their parent's relationship. The media must
accept some responsibility for making infildelity seem glamorous, exciting and
without cost. But of course, we are all ultimately responsible for our personal
choices. I can only hope that the media focus this time, will show that in REAL
LIFE--there are tragic, and devestating effects from being unfaithful to