Petraeus Sex Scandal Amuses Taliban -- News International
ISLAMABAD: The sex scandal that has brought down CIA chief David Petraeus may be causing heartache in the Washington security establishment but the affair has prompted laughter among the Taliban.
Petraeus resigned last week to pre-empt revelations of an affair with his married biographer Paula Broadwell, bringing to an end a glittering military career that included a spell commanding NATO forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.
A stony-faced Taliban official burst into laughter at the mention of the Petraeus affair during an interview with AFP in northwest Pakistan this week.
"What a bastard! But all Americans are the same, it's nothing new," the official said, who did not want to be named.
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My Comment: Here is a heads up .... how Americans view sex scandals and the culture of sex is radically different from how other cultures and countries view such behavior. In Asia .... Americans have a reputation of always committing gross sexual crimes ... this is why people in Okinawa get so incensed when a US servicemen is charged for committing such a crime. In Asian and Middle Eastern Muslim countries .... adultery, sexual crimes, homosexuality, pornography, etc., are cultural and societal taboos .... and are dealt with severely. Burning Korans gets religious Muslims enraged, but the West's sexual cultural norms is what concerns all Muslims. Unfortunately for us .... the Petraeus scandal only confirms how these people see us.