Good Grief. Charles, you’re a good guy and a smart man, but stay away from discussing military strategy. He compares “The Surge” to “Inchon”? MacArthur is spinning in his grave. Charles, let me explain the brilliance of “The Surge” strategy.
He asked for more troops.
Wow. In the history of warfare, I’ll bet nobody else ever asked for more troops.
Inchon was a brilliant amphibious assault that took real thought and planning and support and coordination and risk.
The Surge was like ordering French fries at McDonalds. Brilliant?
There was a little more to it than that, but, yeah, it was no Inchon.
America knew General Douglas MacArthur, Krauthammer, and Petraeus is no MacArthur.
This stunning Iraqi victory Krauthammer credits Petraeus produced an expressway for Ahmadinejad's convoys to resupply Syrian fighters.
Petraeus as DCI was the nominal head of an agency established by the National Security Acts of 1947 and 1949 to furnish intelligence for the president, not arm various muslim militias or brotherhoods.
Petraeus' despicable failure of character is not limited to marital infidelity, rather it is eclipsed by dereliction of duty.
There is an oath. There is a nation.
Obedience to tyrants warrants the stiffest penalties, in the civil and military tribunals and at last before the Highest Court.
You defile the name.