The rule of law


This would seem reasonable, until you read about the many people in the military who have lost their careers and pensions for putting their genitalia in the vicinity of genitalia of someone other than their lawfully wedded spouses. And if I’m not mistaken, Patreus was one of the self-righteous assholes who insisted it happen:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — David Petraeus, the retired four-star general leader who once commanded military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to leaking classified information to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell, and was sentenced to two years probation and fined $40,000.

The sentence, which followed the terms of a plea deal reached two months ago, did not include any prison time.

Petraeus pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of eight highly secret “black book” binders that he had improperly retained from his time as top military commander in Afghanistan, WCNC-TV reported.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler, who was not obliged to accept the terms of the plea deal, asked Petraeus on Thursday if he was guilty of the misdemeanor.

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  1. If I’d done that, with even low level secret info, I’d be in Leavenworth in a heartbeat. As would anyone else who wasn’t a Republican darling.

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