People keep saying Petaeus is a man of integrity. He is not. If he does not testify to the Bengahzi timeline he has the blood of Americans on his hands. 4 dead Americans and the CIA chief does not testify? The Sec State is drinking in Australia? The DOD chief says he’s reading about all of this in the paper. Where is the outrage? When do we go French Revolution II on DC?
There is another angle to her not be prosecuted for adultery that the media won't touch with a nine foot pole. Since Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed and homosexuality is now DoD approved, adultery cases (especially high profile public ones as this one is) will be harder to prosecute. Don't think that the military can't force those down a military court's throat, because they can. My point it they won't, especially against a female officer, and most especially in a high profile case.
Lt Col Broadwell is a West Point graduate. She knows the rules. At the very least, the military could throw the book at her for violating Article 133 of the UCMJ. Don't expect that to happen.
You are correct. Petaeus is not a man of integrity, he got himself into this whole mess because he lacked the will to keep it zipped. Shame on him, I offer no sympathy for a guy in a position of power who cannot be trusted to understand that bad conduct has bad consequences.
In tailhook about 83 women and 100 men were involved, I would like to see a follow up on the women’s lives and careers.
Scandal used to purge the military, in preparation for new social policies.
“The careers of fourteen admirals and almost 300 naval aviators were scuttled or damaged by Tailhook.”
“The controversy was dramatized in the 1995 TV film She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal. Since the scandal, women have become more accepted as aviators in the US Navy’s aviation community.”
“John Lehman, in 2011, lamented what he considered to be a negative legacy from Tailhook on the navy’s aviation culture. Lehman felt that the scandal had removed the necessary swagger and confidence from the navy’s aviation culture and replaced it with a focus on integrating women and, more recently, homosexuality.”
The proof of his lack of integrity would be our learning that he knew that the administration knew about his affair and testifed falsely on September 16 to support the Administration cover story. We know that if the cover was blown, the it would affect the election by keeping the Benghazi mess in the news. If he did this hoping to keep his job, then we know what kind of man he is. I mean, after all, Benedict Arnold was a brilliant military commander.