Friday, November 09, 2012

Baffled:  Why did Petraeus resign?

From the article, General Petraeus says, "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours."

I genuinely agree with that statement, but let us play Devil's advocate.  Literally.

General Petraeus had apparently been faithful to his with for 38 years before this happened.  Doesn't that mean that he was engaging in the mentally damaging practice of suppressing his animal instincts?  How is it that he was permitted to be head over the CIA with this ongoing denial so apparent to everyone?  Isn't the fact of having an affair a liberating experience that helped him to get in touch with his real inner being - making him more qualified to be head of the CIA as well as an honest and genuine husband?  Didn't we just go through the ending of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" so that America's military men would not need to suffer due to a repression of the DNA programming that they were born with?  Now that we are discovering that humans are born with all kinds of peculiar biologically determined orientations towards both known and unknown species, why do we continue with such old-fashioned thinking?  Even Clinton owed his re-election to an affair.  So what I would like to know is why the affair of Petraeus is wrong per the standards of our post-modern value system.

1 comment:

Marian said...

yeah...my husband thinks it was a set up. I just try to never read the news. ;) (Kidding!)