As others see it: Secret Service forgets its missionCongress was informed Tuesday that at least 20 women, some prostitutes, traveled to a hotel with Secret Service and military personnel.
By: West Central Tribune, Worthington Daily Globe
Congress was informed Tuesday that at least 20 women, some prostitutes, traveled to a hotel with Secret Service and military personnel.
The security personnel were all part of an advance team for President Obama’s visit last week to Cartagena, Colombia.
The entire story has not yet been told on the Cartagena affair. The Secret Service, the Defense Department and Congress are all in the process of investigating what exactly did happen.
There is a concern over more than 20 female foreign nationals being brought to a hotel of the advance security team sent to Colombia to protect the U.S president.
That is not a good situation for any advance security team — in South America, let alone Colombia.
While officials believe there was no compromise of national security, it is a regrettable situation. Not only did the security team’s action raise the possibility of security issues, it was an embarrassment to the U.S.
Some individuals have already retired or resigned Wednesday. When the various investigations are completed, the remaining individuals responsible or who demonstrated bad judgment should face appropriate discipline.