The American Conservative is now attacking Petraeus as a "sycophant." I presume the Congress must rise to condemn them, no? Money quote from Andy Bacevich:
David Petraeus is a political general. Yet in presenting his recent assessment of the Iraq War and in describing the "way forward," Petraeus demonstrated that he is a political general of the worst kindone who indulges in the politics of accommodation that is Washington’s bread and butter but has thereby deferred a far more urgent political imperative, namely, bringing our military policies into harmony with our political purposes.