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Petraeus Betrayed his Country Before he Betrayed his Wife

mburch Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:24 AM
And your democrats are so much smarter,richer,and responsible????Sorry,but that idea is a bunch of hog wash!!who was it that booed GOD ??Oh,yeah at the DNC...what party is all for killing babies ,so the idiot mothers can have as much SEX as they want us to pay for.??? And what party is all in for us to NOT be energy independent...lets not drill for oil,lets block that oil pipeline coming down from Canada...lets give billions of dollars to those green energy scams....lets spend 1.4 billion dollars on this Obama white house and administration so they can live BETTER than in paying obama's dog handler 109,000.00 dollars per year

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...