Hell hath no fury.... Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Sherry, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on Nov 12, 2012 at 9:32 am
Paula Broadwell got jealous, so now we lose a top level national resource in David Petraeus. I suggest, along with Diane Feinstein, that Petraeus be given a pass on this one, unless it can be shown that national secirity was actually compromised. Patraeus has already been exposed as a cheater, but he is no different from many other men in positions of power (FDR, IKE, JFK, Clinton, etc.). Men are weak in these seductive conditions, nothing earth-shaking about that!
I think Patraeus should be retained as head of CIA.
Posted by Sherry, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on Nov 12, 2012 at 10:25 am
It is not a security risk, if they cannot be blackmailed. Pretaeus, according to present reporting, cut it off. I think he has learned his lesson. I also think he is too valuable to step aside. This country needs him, just like we needed IKE and FDR. Even JFK, with all his cheating, was not a security threat to this country, as long as he did not feel the threat of blackmail...if forced to confront the issue, he would probably just toss it aside with a one liner, like, "I am my father's son! ...Next?
Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm Ducatigirl is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Harry Truman once said that he had no respect for or trust in anyone who cheated on their spouse, especially in a governmental situation. I think his point was that if someoneone is a cheater,obviously they are not trustworthy and therefore have no place in a government position.