I used the title of EL's article as my own. EL attacks David Petreaus (DP) recently released Counterinsurency Manual, FM-3-24. DP appalls me and I will do something I rarely do, make an ad hominem attack on him. Who is DP that he has contempt for American blood and treasure? Who is this cowardly, ingratiating fool? Is he a US Army general, or a Princeton Woodrow Wilson (WW) school PhD student? I have long thought the WW school and Harvard's Kennedy school worse than useless. Did the US Army pay for DP's WW schooling? If so why? Does DP know less military history than I? Or is he looking for an "A" from one of his old professors long after he's graduated? Do West Point and the US Army Command and General Staff College still teach military history? Does DP know who the Ottomans were?
As noted military historian and philosopher said of our Iraq war, "Only a more savage nation will survive". Who said that? Michael Savage radio talk show host.
I thank http://www.jewishatheist.blogspot.com/, 27 July post for leading me to this article.