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  •  I find this a very interesting story. (1+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina

    To be a highly disciplined, controlled professional used to keeping personal feelings to himself, the sudden opportunity to unburden himself to an attractive younger woman must have been intoxicating. I found it interesting that he said that he showed "poor judgment". I would have thought a more decent answer would have been, "I let myself fall into a relationship that led me to betray some important vows and hurt people I love. I am very sorry for having failed them."

    But he in fact did show poor judgment as well since he wrote emails to his lover. To a good general, a possibility is a finite probability. That is not a good indicator of military wisdom. On the other hand, his lack of judgment qualifies him even more in my eyes as Director of the CIA. If ever there were a centralized repository of poor judgment it is that agency. So perhaps the good General is even more qualified than we thought.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:53:15 PM PST

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