posted on Nov, 9 2012 @ 05:27 PM
Originally posted by neo96
Sorry not seeing it telling people to behave themselves so they chose to draw the line at infidelity?
Waterboarding,torture,murder,mayhem all totally acceptable.
Cheat on your wife oh hell no!
I don't get what is so hard to understand about this....
Waterboarding (redundant to mention as this falls in to the torture category), torture, murder, mayhem are all totally acceptable because they HELP
the CIA. An agent, let alone the DIRECTOR having an affair HURTS the CIA. That's the distinction here. It's nothing to do with morals, it's to do
with hurting the organization.
He broke the rules, of his own admission, so he's out. He probably would have been "asked" to step down anyway if the affair was found out, which
might have been what actually happened.
An affair leaves a person weak to blackmail. You cannot have that in people who's job is to BE the blackmailer, not the blackmailee (not a word
probably, but you get the idea)
Did his affair actually cause him to get blackmailed? We don't know. Maybe someone DID try and blackmail him, and instead of giving in he came clean
and quit. If this is what happened I commend the man, that's some integrity right there.
Even if there was no blackmail, or attempt at blackmail, he still broke the rules. If you work for a trucking company and drive drunk but still don't
hit anybody, that doesn't matter. Just because your lack of adherence to the rules didn't result in anything bad happening doesn't excuse you from
breaking those rules in the first place. Try telling a cop who gets you for a DUI that you didn't hit anyone. So what. You still broke the rules,
whether or not doing so caused damage doesn't matter.
I think Holder is far more interesting than Petraeus, personally......