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April 28, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Sex scandals are just a distraction

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Thank you, Brian Greenspun, for your excellent column Sunday, “Real problems deserve our focus.” My prayer is that those in power take heed! What fools to make the sex lives of others a priority when our country has such terrific needs. Help!

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  1. Letter writer, like Mr. Greenspun, is totally wrong. These peacock generals, and others before and likely after them, who fall prey to the myth of their invincibility, made their sex scandals the issues by being outfront and open with them. Some well placed discretion doesn't change the impropriety of their evil deeds but at least shows some modicum of respect, if not for them, at least for their spouses, family and friends.


  2. When younger shapely women are placed in the working environment with men. The possibilities of sexual encounters can escalate.But most women are not players, and neither are most men.

    It has been said that some of these women are looking for fame and fortune with men.And it has also been said the some of these men are caught up with the sexual desire of a younger shaped women.

    No matter what the reasons it still takes two to tango.

  3. Obama erred. He should not have accepted Petraeus' resignation. And he knows it now. Another rookie mistake.

  4. "Obama erred. He should not have accepted Petraeus' resignation. And he knows it now. Another rookie mistake." @ Joan Respondi

    Interestingly, this was a view originally held by Senator Diane Feldstein, the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. But within hours of learning more about the CIA General and former 4 star general changed her mind and said it was the right thing to do [President accept his resignation].

    After Petraeus resigned he was recalled to testify aboiut Bengahzi. HE CHANGED his account of the sacking of the Consulate in Benghazi and the 4 American murders. From a spontaneous demonstration caused by a youtube video, as he originally reported, to a terrorist attack. He has received alot criticism for it most especially from Representative King and Senator Feldstein. SO... at a minimum the scandal is being said, right or wrong, to have been the reason for the change in Petraeus' testimony and the reason he did not, I repeat, did not correct the Admin [read Susan Rice] when she used the video story as the reason for the sacking and the 4 murders on 5 Sunday talk shows.


  5. So how about charging BOTH or all parties with sexual harassment--the harassment and discrimination against the deserving employees / soldiers who were NOT given inappropriate treatment?

  6. I have always found it interesting that people in the USA are so uptight about sex, as are many of these commentors. The rest of the world could care less and, in fact, they accept that most all men (or women) in a powerful position of some kind will have a lover (or two) on the side. It is natural to them. Yet we act ridiculous about it. The same for nudity. We are created in a naked act, we come into this world naked (supposedly due to "God") and yet we are never allowed to be naked! I have traveled all over the world including being to nude beaches ( including children) where nobody pays much attention to anyone else. Americans are generally laughed at as stupid and prudish in their so-called "morals" I much agree.

  7. "Americans are generally laughed at as stupid and prudish in their so-called "morals" I much agree." @Old Bob

    I get it, now. Americans should lower their moral standards to be more like the Europeans. Of course.