Petraeus pro … and con

In response to the White House leak that Gen. Petreaus is going to be appointed to head the CIA, the L-dotters, one after another, praised him to the skies. They seemed to have no concept of the disaster that he has both theorized and led in Afganistan, where we deliver our soldiers to death for the sake of winning the hearts and minds of Muslims who will never like us or be like us.

But then, to my relief, anti-Petraeus remarks began to appear:

Reply 18—Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 4/27/2011 8:35:47 AM

… As for Petraeus, he projects a confusing picture. He served Pres. Bush well in implementing the surge, but it has always seemed that the Right was a little precipitate when they embraced him as one of our own due to the attack by whichever lefty slander blog”: “General Betray Us.” His vigorous support of Sharia Law gives pause…

Reply 20—Posted by: devere, 4/27/2011 8:38:49 AM

Throws light on Petraeus’ lowering himself to make those comments criticizing American citizens’ free speech rights, like burning the Koran.

Reply 21—Posted by: irishcoins, 4/27/2011 8:39:40 AM

Make no mistake about Petraeus. Petraeus’s mentor at Princeton was Stephen Walt, author of “The Israel Lobby”, and anti-Israel. This is why Petraeus is tight with Zero. And Petraeus has Presidential ambitions. CIA was Bush Sr.’s path to the WH. Put it together.

Reply 28—Posted by: GO3, 4/27/2011 8:52:13 AM

Agree with #21. Petraeus may be a pro; a pro wheeler and dealer, that is. We won’t fight the Islamists so the fix is in to allow a relatively incident free withdrawal. Kowtow to Sharia law and continue the COIN sham of a war.

We needed a Capt. Kirk, and what we got was a Jean Luc Picard, who philosophizes and bloviates ad nauseum about the cultural nuances of Islamist killers and other assorted ingrates, while they set about to kill us all.

The attacks on Petraeus were so strong that they brought another commenter up short:

Reply 31—Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 4/27/2011 9:07:28 AM

Wow … when Petraeus was selected by GWB to implement effective tactics, he was lauded by us on the Right and excoriated by the Left (with truly dihonorable and gutter tactics) …

Just a few years later- and somehow the great and honorable warrior is now transformed into a political hack and unworthy of some posters’ respect? Why? Because he continued to serve his country under a different Commander in Chief?

Good grief …

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 27, 2011 10:10 PM | Send

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