The same federal government that relentlessly pursues and prosecutes thousands of people for looking at child porn photos on their computers has a problem: It seems that one of the favorite pastimes of federal employees, and especially the bureaucrats and officers in the Pentagon, is viewing child porn. No, federal prosecutors don't like to prosecute fellow federal employees.
This past week, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency warned its staff not to view porn on U.S. government computers. The Pentagon also released a report on April’s Secret Service Colombian scandal. The two are connected.
But it gets even better:
In 2006, the deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security was arrested for trying to seduce online someone he thought was a teenage girl. Four years later, the Securities and Exchange Commission found that 17 of 31 employees caught accessing porn at work since 2008 — one for up to eight hours a day — were senior staff.
In 2010, the Boston Globe reported that senior Pentagon staff were downloading child porn. Instead of generating a media storm, the story died. Senior staff were watching the sexual torture of small children on Pentagon computers, and Americans were not outraged?
Well, Americans might be outraged, but their opinions mean nothing in Washington, where our "betters" live by their own rules, or should I say, lack of rules.