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Petraeus Betrayed his Country Before he Betrayed his Wife

king10 - exposing leftism Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:13 PM
put down the bong lefty. You forgot the word "NO" in no republican votes. Nice try comrade. You've been caught....to the punishment room

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...