Was this Petraeus/Allen CIA - Army scandal (big boys with big toys) predictable? Is it a natural consequence of the "military can do no wrong" philosophy we have in this country?
It’s clear that the US military has an honored status in the country. No one can deny that, as it is well deserved.
It seems to me that the commanders – the high level officers – inflated that respect to a sort of teflon-level. “We’re the guys with the largest brass on our epaulets and we can get away with anything we want!”.
Throw in an overwhelmingly male culture and the machismal swaggering that goes with it, and you have a fertile ground for men with big egos (and perhaps other things) displaying hubris and stupidity.
Was this current scandal predictable? Is it a natural consequence of the evolution of our military?