He wasn't thinking, that's the problem.
He was thinking with the wrong head.
This is very depressing to me personally. I'm a 29+year retired military and to see a senior officer compromise his integrity like this is devastating. By the way, as many of you know, adultery is a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Of course he is retired so the UCMJ doesn't apply here.
I wonder how many Commanders under him ever prosecuted that offense. I never have personally but I would have if the opportunity was there. I look at it this way. Any soldier, officer or enlisted, that would cheat and lie to his wife would cheat and lie to you. Trust, honor, integrity are potentially life and death issues in combat.
First the election of a Marxist then weeks later this!!! Damn this is painful!