Here we go again -- while trying to get to the bottom of the Benghazi affair (no pun intended) and the failures that led to the deaths of our diplomats and American citizens we are again being led around by our noses by the distraction of sex. The main players, who have the answers that Congressional investigators are trying to ascertain, are embroiled in "Monika Lewinski-like" controversy (sex).
Retired General David Patraeus is the new Lewinski. The fact that the Director of the CIA can be so vulnerable shows us that our culture is toxic. Sex has long been a useful tool of spies and enemies to gain footholds in our "intelligence" apparatus. Mata Hari is a prime example.
We sit here, day by day, watching as the Director of the NDI and CIA second claim no knowledge while awaiting Patraeus' version. He has been compromised and the fact that Holder's FBI had a hand in the early revelations of the affair is suspect. Then we see his resignation. All of the posturing post Benghazi has created a circus like sideshow meant to distract away from the real story here -- Benghazi. Sex sells, distracts, distorts and diminishes the character of the accused. It is ironic that our degraded culture holds sex so high yet uses it as a weapon when it is needed to punish and silence.
We have the Secret Service embroiled in sexcapades. We have past Presidents involved in sexcapades. We have Congress, Senators and bureaucrats involved in sexcapades.
Hopefully, we can see the truth through the sleaze and hold those accountable for the failures of our protectors and get past the cover up (no pun intended, again).