Quote of the Day, Petraeus Edition

“The canonization of Petraeus has got to stop. He follows in the footsteps of Colin Powell who mastered the art of Beltway schmoozing and press management. But at least Powell won a war where Petraeus has so far lost two.”
Andrew Sullivan

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  1. Ron says:

    Sounds like a bad case of testosterone envy to me.

  2. Jim Henley says:

    Petraeus has “lost” two wars only because the civilian government hasn’t given him the resources he needs.

    Specifically, magic wands.

  3. tom p says:

    “Specifically, magic wands.”