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Petraeus Betrayed his Country Before he Betrayed his Wife

TheHeretic Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:22 PM
One of the most incoherent columns I have ever seen. Even the title doesn't make sense. Because of his policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, West is accusing Petraeus of TREASON. That is lunacy.
Gary 56 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:18 AM
If Gen Petraeus had any honor he would have given Barhama his resignation IMMEDIATELY right after the 'movie story' began to be the administration's talking points for Hillary and Rice to mislead the public,... here and in Pakistan.


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...