For John, BLUF: Now that there has been a kill, the scavengers descend upon the body of David Petraeus. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is a piece by West Point Graduate and author Lucian Truscott, IV, in The New York Times. The title is "A Phony Hero for a Phony War".
This is a terrible piling on after the fact. Where was Mr Truscott before the fall? And it was poor form for "The Old Gray Lady" to print this. As one person commented:
I am impressed by the plethora of cowardly pundits & reporters who didn't have the guts to assail GEN Petreaus until he was down.The person who wrote that spoke truth. Here is the last paragraph of the Truscott article:
If only our political leadership, not to mention the Iraqi and Afghan insurgencies, had known how quickly and hard he would fall over such a petty, ignominious affair. Think of how many tens of thousands of lives could have been saved by ending those conflicts much earlier and sending Dave and his merry band of Doonesbury generals to the showers.Rubbish!
Is there no longer style?
Regards — Cliff