Sex scandals: important or gossip
Since the news broke on the Petraeus scandal, a lot of the attention has been centered around the affair
Chances are if you have watched the news in the past week you know that David Petraeus has stepped down as the director of the C.I.A. But the reason why might be a little fuzzy, and many people believe the real story is not being told.
Many people say they would not care if we stopped reporting on the investigation, but others think more people would want to know about it if we didn't focus on the affair he had, but rather on whether this is a matter of national security.
Petraeus is already a household name for his efforts as a four-star general and the head of the C.I.A. But now he’s being more widely recognized as a man who had an affair.
Many people say they did not realize the seriousness of what he told his mistress because that is being swept under the rug.
“Personally I don't think it's a very big deal, I don't care what people do with their sex lives,” Calvin Davenport said. “I don't thinks that something we should be focused on. There's much more important issues like water, clean energy, and renewable resources. Things that are going to affect us in the future and not what some guy did in his sex life, it's nobody’s business.”
“It's almost beyond comprehension that someone at that level with that intelligence and that career would put it all on the line for what he did so wrong,” Jim Cox said.
People say the only part of this story that affects us is that a man charged with guarding state secretes may have shared classified information with his lover.
They say it is a matter of national security and some even worry how it makes us look to other countries.
Patraeus has been married for 38 years and he has two children. His mistress, Paula Broadwell is also married with children. Many believe those are the only people who should care about the affair that's come to light through this F.B.I. investigation.
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