Well, this is definitely a step in the right direction.
I was afraid he would wimp out all together...but as I keep posting, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose,” and maybe Obama, by putting pressure on him, actually freed him.
And, although Petraeus has done what a US military man has to do and support whatever administration is in charge, I have always felt that he had some loyalty to the troops, even when some of the policies he implemented were not good. But that may have been why he was not in place under Obama admin for very long...perhaps he was beginning to object and was kicked upstairs.
By then, of course, Obama had the goods on him, but the affair was short-lived and in normal situations wouldn’t be a big problem. But regimes have held much lesser things over the heads of commanding officers.
Remember Boorda, who was being persecuted by Clinton as the fall guy for Tailhook...and then it was “revealed” that he didn’t have the right to wear a particular medal. He actually did have that right, which was “revealed” later, but too late. It was easy for Clinton to get rid of him, because Boorda was the first enlisted man to have risen to that rank and was from an immigrant Jewish family.
Thus Boorda didn’t have powerful defenders, certainly not under Clinton and “Hijab Hillary.”
What is the background of Petraeus? Is he Greek Orthodox or something else Obama can trash easily?