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Petraeus Betrayed his Country Before he Betrayed his Wife

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:21 AM
Like I said yesterday, for once, like a broken clock is right twice a day, the Democrats were right to call him General Betray us. He betrayed us by breaking his oath to the constitution and his wedding vows, which are also oaths. As a former enlisted man, I was lectured that anyone who engages in an affair is a security risk. If that's true for a lowly enlisted then it's 100 times more true for an officer, especially an O-10. He reminds me of the song by Gilbert & Sullivan. "I am the very model of a modern major general..." Thanks General. You really are all that.
kenneth416 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:02 PM
Chris in Kalifornia, while the Code of Military Justice does, in fact, make adultery a crime, and specifies that it be punished, I would venture to guess that far more than half of our military have violated this regulation. The military, at least until the Korean Conflict, actually issued condoms to our soldiers so as to minimize the damage sustained by illicit sexual intercourse. The sad truth is that most men (I would estimate more than 75%) are like hound dogs--they will engage in sexual intercourse with almost ANY female who is available and willing.

Was David Petraeus as great a general as the write-ups of his downfall routinely claim? This is a provocative question that I will begin to answer with another question: Did America prevail in the Iraq War? I suspect few would say "yes" and believe it, which is no reflection on the valor and sacrifice of the American and allied troops who fought there. On the contrary, it was the vaunted strategy of the two-step Petraeus "surge" that was the blueprint of failure.

While U.S. troops carried out Part One successfully by fighting to establish basic security, the "trust" and "political reconciliation" that...