The Petraeus scandal: Epitaph for a four-star

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November 14, 2012
by Col. Douglas MacGregor, USA (Ret.)  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Was General David Petraeus the heroic figure his press releases suggested or a piece of fiction created, packaged and presented to the American people by the Bush Administration and its Neocon allies in the media and academia as the poster boy for counterinsurgency? Was he simply a world class aid de camp, military assistant and speech writer, a slick briefer who successfully cultivated dozens of Army four stars and political appointees on the ladder to four stars? Or is Petraeus simply the victim of his own press releases?" (11/14/12)  

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