Archive for November, 2012

General Petraeus an American Tragedy

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The most successful American military leader since WWII resigned amid scandal last week. He admitted cheating on his wife of 38 years, with a woman almost 20 years his younger.

The General had been the architect of the “surge” strategy in Iraq, turning a dangerously deteriorating quagmire into an emerging success.

He was becoming a hero, someone that everyone admired. He was credible, successful, and best of all a conservative with popular appeal. He was good at what he did, an effective leader, and the Progressives hated him.