General Petraeus an American Tragedy

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.

 

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