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James Bond had tons of women, and yet Petraeus has one little affair

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NickNielsen Moderator

...someone who will not be true to his wife, a real live person, is unlikely to be true to the Republic, a legal abstraction.

It all depends on your moral code. I've known dozens of [formerly] married men who considered betrayal of the country to be beyond the pale, while betraying their wives was a male prerogative. In short, they were "true to the Republic", but not to their wives.