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Mick Jagger Remembers ‘A Simpler America’ in Wake of CIA Scandal

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The Rolling Stones are back in America to promote their new film ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ and while speaking to reporters at the premiere, singer Mick Jagger used the platform to make a joke about the demise of former CIA director David Petraeus.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Jagger was asked about the changes in America between now and when the band first started. He replied, “There’s a lot of change in America since we first came here. This film … takes you back to a younger, perhaps gentler, America — an America where only IBM and the military had computers, where there [were] no smart phones … no emails. And a simpler America where we didn’t read other people’s emails, so we didn’t know four-star generals were having affairs.”

Petraeus recently stepped down after admitting to having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, and the scandal has broadened with seemingly more details daily.

In addition to ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ the band just released the new greatest hits collection, “GRRR!,’ and the ‘Charlie Is My Darling — Ireland 1965‘ documentary. Amidst the 50th anniversary celebration, the group is also performing a handful of late 2012 shows.

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