Michael Hastings, the journalist who exposed Stanley McCrystal in a Rolling Stone article, has written the definitive piece on Petraeus, revealing him for the murderous jerk he is. I would hardly be surprised if Obama had been wanting to get rid of him but had to wait until after he was re-elected to force his resignation. The timing would indicate as much.
But Petraeus’ crash is more significant than the latest nonsense sex scandal. As President Obama says, our decade of war is coming to an end. The reputations of the men who were intimately involved in these years of foreign misadventure, where we tortured and supported torture, armed death squads, conducted nightly assassinations, killed innocents, and enabled corruption on an unbelievable scale, lie in tatters. McChrystal, Caldwell, and now Petraeus — the era of the celebrity general is over. Everyone is paying for their sins. (And before we should shed too many tears for the plight of King David and his men, remember, they’ll be taken care of with speaking fees and corporate board memberships, rewarded as instant millionaires by the same defense establishment they served so well.)
More: From The Progressive. And this is from Ray McGovern, a former insider. Damning.
We are going to see a big shakeup in the military, and it's more than high time.
And not to be overlooked:Michael Moore @MMFlint
From The Onion: "Nation Horrified To Learn About War In Afghanistan While Reading Up On Petraeus Sex Scandal" http://mmflint.me/X5npl0