Please add your literary perspective to the theory...
Petraus had a hard and fast rule while in Iraq, according to his XO, that he never did interviews or considered bigraphies/memoirs while actively working, and that he was never alone with anyone, particularly the opposite sex to ensure there could be no possible inferences.
When he got to the CIA, he immediately broke both of those long standing rules with this woman to do his biography. I saw an interview with the XO from Iraq yesterday who had called Petraeus the day before and asked him why on earth he would do that.
He indicated that the General did not have a good answer other than that he had “screwed up real bad,” and that he “thought” the book was going to be about Iraq in general and by the time he found out it was actually a bio on him, he was too far into it and it was too late.
That sounds like hogwash too me. Perhaps he was too far into something else at that point...but it is completely out of character for this man.
I think there is more to it than we are hearing for sure=.
When you consider that the leading General in charge of all of Africa, and the Admiral in charge of the CSG operating in the Med were stood down/relieved in conjunction with, or soon after Benghazi, and now this occurs to Petraeus just before he is scheduled to testify before congress on Benghazi and the US General in charge of all NATO forces in Afghanistan is now being dragged into the scandal...it’s just too many very top people going down all at once for it to be coincidence to me.
Exactly like a silent purge going on.
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