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Petraeus Betrayed his Country Before he Betrayed his Wife

DLWright Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:04 PM
How do cowards become 4 star generals?
Gary 56 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:58 PM
They walk the political line of their superiors and kiss a lot of ---, all the way to the top. It appears that Petraeus was still kissing when he was DCI even as Benghazi burned and our Americans were being murdered. Do you think that Petraeus lost any sleep the night after Benghazi ? If Petraeus really did care, he would have resigned in disgust rather than later resigning in disgrace.


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...