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The undoing of David Petraeus

...Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" came to mind when the news broke of General David Petraeus' resignation as CIA Director. Antony spoke the words as Caesar's...youExcept the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" Godspeed, David Petraeus.
Petraeus has answers on Afghanistan, based on hope

...bases in the Taliban heartland and to interview Gen. David Petraeus. I came away convinced, after the surge of 30...pragmatism. Maybe it is just warding off the evil eye. David Petraeus knows Afghanistan is much tougher than Iraq, and...
Alaska Digest

...Baghdad. Murkowski, R-Alaska, and three other senators met with U.S. military commanders - including Gen. David Petraeus, the new U.S. commander in Iraq - soldiers and Iraqi officials on Saturday. Everyone Murkowski spoke to there...
Outside editorial: Will there be escalation or contraction in Iraq by 2008?

...contraction? If the surge succeeds in stabilizing Baghdad and the Anbar province west of Baghdad by late summer, as Gen. David Petraeus hopes, what's the plan? And if it doesn't succeed, what then? The new majorities in the House and Senate support...
Out of the media muck, an idiot emerges

...Irish Times to The Miami Herald to the Syndey (Australia) Morning Herald, al-Jazeera, CNN, Fox News, Gen. David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama himself, all waiting...
Outside editorial: Is Lute Gen. Fix-it or Gen. Exit?

...any of those folks, nor is he likely to boss around senior commanders in the field. One cannot imagine Army Gen. David Petraeus deferring to a junior-ranking interloper. Creation of the job reveals a sad truth and hearty measures of wishful...
White House: US troop cuts will be 'real'

...decade old. Obama's decision could be at least a couple of weeks away. He is awaiting recommendations from Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, who is expected to offer a range of options on how to begin...
US political duopoly is failing

...those tax cuts and keep the safety net. Americans Elect's leaders have reportedly been fantasizing about a Gen. David Petraeus-Michael Bloomberg ticket. (Bloomberg's name has been floated for higher office every year since 2006, often...
He taught until the end of a good, long life

...C., an event commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi camps. He was pictured with General David Petraeus, and appeared on NBC news."His military service defined him in many ways," Smith said of his father. "It was...
Pro: The US should declare the Afghan war unwinnable and withdraw troops

...accounts of the circumstances and the number of casualties. And a recent directive may make the situation worse. Gen. David Petraeus has instructed his officers in the field that they are not permitted to restrict their troops in use of force beyond...


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