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...