Originally posted by TheBucsFanDoes anyone on this board have a problem with what Felt did? Stories about him always mention that many call(ed) him a traitor, but I've never met anyone that takes that position.
A traitor to Nixon? Absolutely. A traitor to his country? Absolutely not. Nixon and his men gave up any right to "loyalty" when the crimes went down. To call him a traitor to Nixon is true, but is roughly the same as the guy at the copy center calling you a traitor because you let the cops know that HE was the one that burnt the place down.
The real question is, if his critics had to pick a side, I wonder how many of them would truly choose to be a traitor to their country rather than their president given the guilt and corruption involved.
Aside from any ambiguity about a possible afterlife, Western culture places a different value on life and death, I think. The Japanese, for example, have a tradition of honorable suicide, something not found in our cultural heritage.