So, is Paula Broadwell a ruthless, amoral, self-promoting, overly ambitious courtesan; or is she simply a patriotic, innocent, naive and misunderstood soccer mom? Sorry, but I have to vote for the former. Point for point and fact for fact … this entire business is a carbon copy of the 2007 case of Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, a NASA astronaut. You will remember she wore a diaper a thousand miles to confront her “other woman.” Nowak copped a plea deal on the civilian charges against her in 2009; but that left her still facing military discipline. In 2010, a Navy Board of Inquiry reduced her in rank and booted her out of the service under “Other than Honorable” conditions. Having 22-years service, she was allowed to quietly retire, with somewhat reduced benefits. Her husband divorced her in 2008, and got custody of their three children. At the very least, the same thing should happen to Paula Broadwell, with one exception. Having credit for less than the required 20-year minimum, she is not yet eligible for retirement. And one more thing: Broadwell is bound to become a millionaire from the book/move deal that is certain to come out of this. The court should rule that every dime she gets paid goes into a college trust fund for her kids. She should not be allowed to profit in any way from the David Petraeus Sex Scandal.
So, is Paula Broadwell, the child victim ofabroken home and contentious parents, an amoral overly ambitious egoistic slut; or is she simplyapatriotic, soft hearted, innocent, naive and misunderstood soccer mom? Sorry, butIhave to vote for the former. By her own choice she has lived inamale dominated military environment for almost twenty-five years. This in itself indicates she is something ofafeminist crusader. She has described herself as being “driven.” She knows what it takes forawoman to be successful in that world … and she is eager to accommodate. She knows how to get what she wants from men, from falsifying educational credentials to having sex withaman old enough to be her father. And she thoroughly enjoys the success she’s had doing exactly that. Indeed, one has to wonder if David Petraeus was her first extramarital encounter. From reading her biography one gets the impression that to her men are nothing but the means to an end. What was Broadwell’s motive for getting involved with Petraeus? In blunt terms, it was the adrenalin rush of having sex withaman that powerful. She was on an ego trip and played it to the hilt. As for David Petraeus … he proved the old cliché, “There’s no fool like an old fool.” Point for point and fact for fact … this isacarbon copy of the 2007 case of Navy astronaut Lisa Nowak. Nowak coppedaplea deal on the civil charges against her in 2009. ButaNavy Board of Inquiry reduced her in rank and booted her out of the service under “Other than Honorable” conditions in 2010, summarily endinga22-year career, an event followed closely by her husband obtainingadivorce. At the very least, the same thing should happen to Paula Broadwell. Indeed, she will be taking the easy way out if she voluntarily throws herself under the bus. And to be sure Scott Broadwell owes it to his children to get that woman out of his house. He isn’t much ofaman and father if he doesn’t.