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How the Mighty Have Fallen

Zwingli Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:41 PM
Generous to the extreme. Exit Petraeus and the nation won't blink!

". . . count no man happy till he dies, free of pain at last." -- Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex"

He was America's most honored general, and for good reason. From West Point to Princeton, the classroom to the battlefield, theory to practice, David Petraeus had studied and then acted on what he'd learned. He rewrote the book (FM 3-24) on counter-insurgency warfare, or at least oversaw its compilation and culmination.

In the Army's and the country's hour of desperation in Iraq, when others were ready to accept failure there and call it statesmanship, when master strategist Joe Biden was...