For the past year, I’ve been telling all my friends and family that General Petraeus is the man to be in charge of Afghanistan. I was baffled by the fact that he wasn’t from the minute Obama took Office. He had some serious successes in Iraq, I reasoned, so it seems only logical to put the guy in charge of our other major theater of war.
So, what didn’t I do? I didn’t say anything about that on this blog! If just one time I’d written on here: “Gee, I wish Petraeus were in charge”, I could now say that I was brilliant; ahead of the curve. But I didn’t. So now I can’t style myself as “Mysterious Military Genius from the Shadows.”