Philip N. Henry: Generals' disgrace

November 14, 2012 

Generals’ disgrace

For roughly a week I have read about the Petraeus scandal. While the media, in my opinion, has handled this with kid gloves, it is a disgrace and an insult to active military, veterans and taxpayers.

Great effort is taken to imply that the affair began after David Petraeus became CIA director. Oh! Did he have so much respect for the Military Code of Justice that he restrained himself until he was no longer in uniform? I doubt it. His paramour is still in the Army Reserve, so didn’t he conspire with her to break the code? Or, is it OK for her to break the code in uniform while he is out of uniform? They are both equally guilty of breaking the code.

Secondly, I don’t understand how Gen. John Allen can give full attention to managing a war as lives are continually being lost while he plays email footsy with a Tampa socialite. To say that he didn’t have the hots for the socialite insults us as taxpayers. How many emails (letters) did he write to the families of fallen and wounded soldiers that he commanded? How many did he write to his own family? Give me a break!

Philip N. Henry

Cary

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