We should be better than this
Posted on Apr 27 2012 at 06:09:00 AM in Security
The secret service has acknowledged that they are looking into the recent behavior of their agents in Colombia to identify whether this is a regular practice or a one time incident. Senators on the hill have been trying to determine whether this is a problem that runs deep enough to be concerned or whether the agency can recover from the stigma of the recent prostitution scandal. Naturally the President is always sheltered from incidents like this one, however, because of the fact that this incident has reached viral status they are forced to conduct an Investigation into the incident. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was brought into the fray to provide her own take on how deep she thought this incident has reached. In her response the secretary suggested that there were no complaints about any instances of similar activities for over two years.
Although I am not planning on rushing to judgment against this division, you would have to be blind not to see the obvious problems that will surface from the activities of agents that are so close to the most powerful man in the free world. The problem is that there are not only security issues that need to be addressed here but the moral issues are a stark reality. If you are curious about whether I am surprised or not, let me assure you that you should not be. All you have to do is to take a look at the history of our White House officials and many others on the hill to see why none of this phases me in the least. If decency and morality does not return to our nation, and soon, the moral decay that we see here will be the tip of the iceberg.