Friday, November 16, 2012
I may be naive, but I don' think there are many American military officers who can be blackmailed over an affair. I don't care that former general and former CIA head David Petraeus was having an affair. I do care that so many people have been worshiping top military commanders. So in a strange way, it's a good thing that Patraeus was caught doing the deed with one and perhaps two women other than his wife. In the 2008 election, John McCain invoked the general's name every chance he got. He literally said, if elected, he'd do what ever Petraeus told him to do. I want a president who can tell a general no, and that's a lot easier if the American public views top military commanders as flawed people who are prone to mistakes.