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The French View of the Petraeus Sex Scandal

bgavone Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:03 PM
I concur. I was told many years ago by an older business associate, " if a man is cheating on his wife - his first and most important relationship - it is just a matter of time until he "cheats" in his business dealings he has already shown he is not to be trusted." As the old joke goes - you wont sleep with me for $10 but you will for a million? OK then, now that we know who you are - all we have to do is settle on a price..............
French public reaction to American CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus' suicide-bombing of his own career demonstrates a lack of understanding of the perceived offense in favor of a blind defense of libertinism. It was learned last week that Petraeus had an extramarital affair with his biographer, reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell (who, like Petraeus, is married with children).

Let's go back in time for some context.

The French never understood why President Bill Clinton was impeached for the Monica Lewinsky scandal following disapproval by those "puritanical Americans." Sure, he may have lied about the dalliance under oath, but he...