Friday, November 16, 2012

The Little Petraeus

Unlike most other civilian employees of the government, the Dir CIA is forbidden to engage in sexual impropriety for one single reason. He has a set of personal codes that allow him to accept possession of the Nuclear Football should those further up the chain of command become 'unavailable'. It's an old fashioned rule, but with a program that was started in the 50s and the reality that you're talking about ending civilization, maybe not that dumb. On the other hand why was this guy ever put in such a position, deliberately. The POTUS is sometimes a person who shouldn't have sharp things, but even he needs a second 'key man' to do a launch. That person could have been the little Petraeus.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure JFK agreed with your story.

Signed,
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

You did not see "Dr. Stangelove and How to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb".