When I heard the news that the director of the CIA had an affair with his sycophantic, fawning biographer, I was shocked, dismayed and flabbergasted. Here he paid lip service to Biblical nonsense his whole life and now when he reaches sixty he admits to breaking the seventh commandment —big time.
Deut. 22:22 - Adulterers must be killed
He resigned as if that's enough. Hey, what about the recruits over the decades who were severely punished and persecuted for committing much lesser crimes against God’s law? Careers were smashed; idealistic young soldiers were humiliated; kids were thrown in the brig just for being absent without official leave.
He broke a sacred vow made before God, broke the heart of his faithful and loyal wife, jeopardized national security and now he wants to resign and retire with a nifty pension and live in the lap of luxury. His marital vow was made before a priest who is the representative of God Himself on Earth. (I’m not kiddin’.) And what did the general do: he’s porked his secretary; he buried the salami, screwed, drilled, rolled in the hay, got nookie, balled, bonked, banged and boffed her. In legal terms he knew her carnally!
The right thing to do according to his religion is burn in hell for all eternity. I mean, this is a MAJOR commandment transgressed by a MAJOR army officer. It’s God’s will. The least he should do is kill himself in the fashion of a dishonored Japanese samurai. But no… he wants to resign, bravely endure some unflattering remarks in the newspapers or the Letterman Show—which’ll blow over in a few days—and then retire in the lap of luxury. I can see him on the Champ Elysee sipping age-old cognac and browsing the chic boutiques.
One thing that has to change if we’re going to evolve as a species is the vagary and inconsistency of morality. I just heard former Drug Czar, William Bennett, state on his radio show that the Bible is the moral guide of the land and helped create this wonderful democracy. OK, if kids prove incorrigible, according to Deuteronomy, their fundamentalist evangelical parents have to take the brats outside the city gates and stone them to death. It’s the law of God. Our leaders are cherry-picking morality and everybody accepts it. Either execute the kid or stop claiming the Bible is the ultimate truth and morality.
General Betray-us can laugh at the hypocrisy all the way to Monte Carlo. Since the start of his tour in the Iraq/Afghanistan War, 1.4 trillion dollars has disappeared from the U.S. Treasury along with 4800 young lives simply disappearing into oblivion. What did the country get for it? The country’s infrastructure is falling apart. Over 2.2 million souls languish behind bars. Inner city schools can barely provide books, much less qualified teachers.
What did we get for well over a trillion dollars? The likes of the general can live the rest of their life on fine caviar and Chateau Lafitte Champagne.