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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:52 PM

The Sins Of General David Petraeus

Petraeus was so convincing on Baghdad that he manipulated President Obama into trying the same thing in Kabul. In Afghanistan, he first underhandedly pushed the White House into escalating the war in September 2009 (calling up columnists to “box” the president in) and waged a full-on leak campaign to undermine the White House policy process. Petraeus famously warned his staff that the White House was “fucking” with the wrong guy.
The doomed Afghanistan surge would come back to bite him in the ass, however. A year after getting the war he wanted, P4 got stuck having to fight it himself. After Petraeus frenemy General Stanley McChrystal got fired for trashing the White House in a story I published in Rolling Stone, the warrior-scholar had to deploy yet again.


The Afghan war was a loser, always was, and always would be — Petraeus made horrible deals with guys like Abdul Razzik and the other Afghan gangsters and killed a bunch of people who didn’t need to be killed. And none of it mattered, or made a dent in his reputation. This was the tour where Broadwell joined him at headquarters, and it’s not so shocking that he’d need to find some solace, somewhere, to get that daily horror show out of his mind.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/the-sins-of-general-david-petraeus

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:07 PM

1. K&R

excellent article

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:22 PM

2. Interesting article......the bullshitter fell for his own bullshit.....

From the article......

one told me this weekend that he took Broadwell along with him on a government-funded trip to Paris in July 2011. And questions about his role in the Benghazi debacle are also likely to deepen.


Wonder what Obama really thought of him, and maybe took a little pleasure in his fall from grace.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:26 PM

3. Interesting Read

Which is in contrast the puff pieces about Petraeus.

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:37 PM

4. omg can this be true? WTF!!

 

Petraeus was so convincing on Baghdad that he manipulated President Obama into trying the same thing in Kabul. In Afghanistan, he first underhandedly pushed the White House into escalating the war in September 2009 (calling up columnists to “box” the president in) and waged a full-on leak campaign to undermine the White House policy process. Petraeus famously warned his staff that the White House was “fucking” with the wrong guy.

JAYSUZ!!!

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:44 PM

5. Soon to be doing Viagra(R) commercials. nt

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