Brought over from the ATRW thread:Ive been thinking about Petraeuss comments about the church burning the moslem book. I suspect, I cannot know, that Petraeus has been ordered to say something - anything - to try to dissuade that from happening. Who has the authority to order P to do anything? No, not his wife! General P has been ordered to speak against it by Caligula. Caligula is personally outraged by the churchs protest, probably tried to order some authority, police perhaps, FBI to stop it, found out he cant do that and then ordered Petraeus to jump into the fray.
That is the only way General Ps comments make sense to me. General P has made his career out of protecting our first ammendment rights. We dont say, please dont hurt me! I wont do such-and-such. We speak out and we protest. Weve protested the enemies during other wars. The proper response is to hit the enemy harder, not wimpy roll over.
Thats the way I see it.
Or does that rule now only apply to comments Obama doesn't approve of?