I tried my best to resist the urge to comment on the General Petraeus scandal. I stopped watching news shows, even attempted to avoid reading articles on the Internet. But thoughts kept running through my mind the more I began hearing additional tidbits about this growing scandal.
My first thought was, how could two generals who have been so successful in the military and dedicated most of their lives excelling in strategic planning and execution of covert military endeavors, be so stupid and get caught up in such an embarrassing situation?
My second question was, who pissed someone off to such a degree that this humiliating situation ever made the news and continues feed the press with Scandal-like sex, lies, betrayal and drama?
What’s the name of the person who should be fired because this story was leaked to the media before the President of the United States was briefed on this situation?
And lastly, but I would argue most importantly; why do we as a society believe it’s a matter of National Security to continue to subject the wives of Generals Petraeus and Allen; not to mention their children and other relatives to the sordid details of this scandal day after day?
As sensational as this story may seem, there are real people behind the sordid details and where is our compassion?
If either General has broken any laws, then let’s conduct the investigation, deliver justice and move on however; if no laws have been broken, we need to stop the madness immediately.
I had an article written which contained the ‘facts’ or sordid details of this scandal but I have decided not to publish any information that would add to the pain that has already been inflicted.
The continued coverage of this story only hurts the innocent people involved, humiliates two Generals who have spent the better part of their lives serving our country and embarrasses our great nation.
Please let me know what you think?