Petraeus is a coward. He knows exactly what happened and won’t tell us. His kibuki dance is another form of dishonesty. Again, he abandons the men fighting for their lives.
I can attest that GEN (Ret) Petraeus is definitely not a coward, and he is no Colin Powell.
If the President classifies an operation, then anyone who is read into that operation is restricted from speaking about it - punishable by law, including prison.
The military must stay out of domestic politics to protect our constitutional system and their credibility. CIA too.
A sledgehammer is not the right tool for every job.
I thank God that he is taking on that job under this administration - it must be unrelenting stress and intrigue. Lots of 3D chess playing against a whole bunch of crafty lying bastards with hidden agendas - like in Iraq. If anybody can handle such a mess and still manage to steer the ship in the right direction, it’s him.