Given what has happened, here is what I hope ultimately becomes the key pull from the Rolling Stone piece that hung out Stan McChrystal to dry:
“There’s a possibility we could ask for another surge of U.S. forces next summer if we see success here,” a senior military official in Kabul tells me.
David Petraeus was the only conceivably palatable choice Obama had that could give him instant defense credibility. The choice is as a strong indication of just how severely damaged this president is.
Unlike his Punk President superior, Petraeus is a big boy and above all a patriot. He may not forgive the vitriol thrown at him just three years ago by Obama, Biden, Clinton, and so many others (Why should he? They were wrong, and he was right), but he will not let it affect him.
I don’t think Petraeus takes the job unless he’s been guaranteed everything needed to achieve victory, like the victory we achieved in Iraq. I pray I’m right.