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Petraeus Betrayed his Country Before he Betrayed his Wife

mburch Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:32 AM
well, to me it is the hatred that flows out of mouths like what is spilling forth from yours that is so bad...why is it that people are not allowed critique this horrible president without being called a racist...i have always taught judge a man by the content of his character,not by the color of his skin.....Dr. Martin Luther King...what a great man he was..and he was also a republican...how about that......and it was for love of our country that brought the tea party together...not hatred....hatred is what drives the democrats together...especially if a black person says they are republican.....

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...