About two years ago in this blog, I reported that former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter was in New Hampshire attacking Hillary Clinton for her views on Iran. Turns out, Hillary was right that we needed a flexible response to the despots in Iran. Ritter was wrong that diplomacy alone would convince Iran to drop its nuclear weapons program.
Now, it turns out, Ritter is in the news again, this time for being caught in a teen sex sting. That’s right, the pro-Iranian weapons inspector is also a pervert.
Here’s how Fox reported the story:
Former chief United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter was arrested in a Pennsylvania sex sting in November on a litany of charges involving a lewd Internet conversation with a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Ritter, 48, allegedly masturbated in front of a Web camera while he was engaged in conversation in an Internet chat room with an undercover cop posing as the teenage girl.
You can read the affidavit against Ritter here.
What makes the story even more sordid but predictable is that Ritter was caught twice before trying to have sex with underage girls, in April and June of 2001. In one case the charge was dismissed; in the other charges were never brought.
It will be amusing to read the twisted logic of those who revered Ritter and his anti-Iraq war sentiments as they try to excuse his immoral behavior and poor judgment. Certainly if you already agree with Ritter politically his judgment and morality are irrelevant: a chimpanzee could make the same case and you would agree with it.
But for those he might try to convince of the righteousness of his views, his judgment and morality are indeed relevant. If he shows such poor judgment and immorality as to knowingly jerk-off in front of an underage girl, why should his judgment and moral positions concerning world affairs be trusted?
I have a feeling that Ritter’s days as the “sky is falling” king of the far left are over. . .or should be.