Today we have an excellent example of our two-tiered justice system. General David H. Petraeus admits to providing classified information to his biographer, lying about it, and illegally storing classified information. He signed a plea agreement in which he will be convicted of a misdemeanor and subject to up to 12 months in prison. His sentencing has not taken place yet.
Interestingly, the judge is not a party to the plea agreement and does not have to accept it, which could force a new agreement or a trial. But I have no illusions that something like that would happen here.
General Petraeus was in a position of trust. General Petraeus violated that trust. General Petraeus has money and connections. General Petraeus will get off lightly.
I'm reminded of a song.
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