3:46 PM PDT, April 26, 2012
It seems like our secret service is having some trouble staying secret lately. You've heard of President Obama's body guard’s scandal in Colombia, and now, second time's the charm! But this round we're talking about a more serious incident.
In December, three marines and a US State Department worker were involved in an "altercation" over payment with dancers and prostitutes from a strip club in Brasilia, the Capital of Brazil. One woman reportedly started a fight inside a marine's vehicle and was injured when she was kicked out of the vehicle and tried to get back in. The four men plus the driver left the scene without even helping her.
The woman, Romilda Ferreira, is now suing these individuals and the US Embassy for assault, injuries and failure to provide assistance to an injured person.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, said while visiting Brasilia, that all men involved in the incident were punished.
From now on, our agents' training programs should include a chapter dedicated to protocol and etiquette with prostitutes abroad.
Really…that has to be in fine print? We don't want to create any more diplomatic embarrassments, right?