Trivia: While I have no problem with the sentiment – Berger’s “punishment” does appear disproportionate – the following sentence irritates.
It’s hard to underestimate the effect a case like this has on national-security professionals. For cynics, it shows that big players get off easy when they commit the crimes smaller fry lose their careers over.
Editorial (unsigned) in today’s Washington Times. Indeed, yesterday, I posed such a construction on a quiz to my jr coll freshmen to test their engagement as they read. (Not that all of us, certainly me included, don’t make such mistakes. Still and all, it is best to call us on them.)