PARIS (AP) — Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, acknowledged Sunday his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid was a “moral failing” on his part, but it didn’t involve violence, constraint or aggression.
Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s admissions of “moral failure” seemed scripted in insincere to reporters present. Still, the Practical Buddhist hopes that Mr. Strauss-Kahn will come to see beyond his own suffering (if indeed he is suffering at all) and find compassion for the poor and for victims of sexual aggression. Perhaps he will devote some of his considerable wealth to that cause. The Practical Buddhist, however, is not holding his breath.