this article this morning -- Two Admirals Face Probe in Navy Bribery Scheme -- two things hit me. More proof that the U.S. is sliding rapidly into banana republic/third world nation status, because the lower down the global scale a nation is the more rampant the problems with corruption in government, and once again Squatlo has been proven right. He's done numerous posts on the subject, all illustrating the numerous ways in which lust triumphs over intelligence. Once again, as it has many times in the past, all it took was someone else paying for the hookers and men who really should have known better let their dicks do their thinking.
The investigation into this particular scandal has apparently been going on for awhile, but as usual the mainstream media hasn't been paying much attention to actual news. Also as usual, the investigation started at a much lower level in the Navy, no doubt with the hope that they'd be able to stop at a few junior grade officers. Unfortunately, it's apparently turned into something that resembles an "NCIS" plot, complete with foreign nationals, corrupt admirals, and national security data possibly being compromised. The stupid, it burns.