OBAMA 2012: bitch slapped by the Secret Service!-or a lot to do over nothing?

President Barack Obama addresses United States...

President Barack Obama addresses United States Secret Service Uniformed Division officers before a group photo at the South Portico of the White House, April 4, 2011. (Office White House Photo by Pete Souza) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lead

It’s hard to believe that the sexual misadventures of some Secret Service agents, and perhaps some soldiers, on President Barack Obama’s advance team in Columbia, is drawing so much news coverage and online chatter.

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According to The Washington Post:

The charges are triggering scrutiny of the culture of the Secret Service — where married agents have been heard to joke during aircraft takeoff that their motto is “wheels up, rings off” — and raising new questions at both the agency and the Pentagon about institutional oversight at the highest levels of the president’s security apparatus.

“We are embarrassed,” Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters in a briefing at the Pentagon. “We let the boss down, because nobody is talking about what went down in Colombia other than this incident.”

SOURCE: THE WASHINGTON POST

Our Take

Ok, but so what-because as The Washington Post also reported:

Prostitution, legal and regulated, is a booming business in the Caribbean tourist hub of Cartagena, a city of about 1 million inhabitants that is famous for its Spanish colonial heart and a modern stretch of Miami-style high-rises. As a byproduct of its lure of cruise ships and conventioneers, Cartagena draws prostitutes from both the city’s poor and upper-class echelons — as well as from different cities around the country.

SOURCE: THE WASHINGTON POST

It’s legal! It’s regulated! But, it’s national or even international news?

Hell, a killing does not even get this much attention!!!

Please folks, give us a break, and a rest.

Let’s find, discover or if need be, make up, a real story, and move on!!!

 

Update

CBS News reports that the Secret Service has revoked the security clearances of the agents accused in the sex scandal. SOURCE: See VIDEO Clip, Sidebar.

8 thoughts on “OBAMA 2012: bitch slapped by the Secret Service!-or a lot to do over nothing?

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  2. Sorry, marcjan, but in my almost-always-humble opinion, your “take” is naiive and ignorant. If those SS agents did what they did while on vacation, their behavior would be at-least risky because of resulting blackmail threats. If those SS agents did what they did while on duty protecting the President of the United States, their behavior was at best a “national embarassment” and at worst could have resulted in an assassination of the POTUS.

    • >>thedrpete–

      Thanks, I appreciate your contribution.

      It is indeed a serious matter. As the investigation has unfolded, I came to a better appreciation of the seriousness of the scandal when I realized that the President’s personal security and even our national security could have been compromised.

      There are a number of interesting questions which remain open.

      Considering the seriousness of the matter, should the President have been more strident by firing the director of the Secret Service and publicly demanding that the agents involved be fired and prosecuted?

      As Senator Grasley has commented, should the President have ordered an independent investigation of White House staffers who were part of the advance team?

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