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The French View of the Petraeus Sex Scandal

c5c5c5 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:41 PM
Along the same logic, why does anyone care about what Racheal Marsdon says about anything? Comparing personal life to public life is comparing apples to oranges. Marital infidelity is not correlation to other types of misdeeds, even those on a higher level. The stakes can be riskier, but none the less it is a non-sequitor. Why do I say this? Think back to the concentration camps as featured in Schindler's List. An frequent adulterer ended up saving many many lives. Faithful (to their spouses) German citizens ended up doing nothing and let atrocities happen. It is a fallacy to automatically correlate infedelity with misdeeds in other areas of life.
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...