General David Petraeus. Reuters.
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The charmed life of David Petraeus
I ran into David Petraeus the other night. Or rather, I ran after him.
It’s been more than a year since I first tried to connect with the retired four-star U.S. Army general and ex-CIA director — and no luck yet. On a recent evening, as the sky was turning from a crisp ice blue into a host of Easter-egg hues, I missed him again.
Led from a curtained “backstage” area where he had retreated after a midtown Manhattan event, Petraeus moved briskly to a staff-only room, then into a tightly packed elevator and momentarily out onto the street before being quickly ushered into a waiting late-model, black Mercedes S550.
And then he was gone, whisked into the warm New York night, companions in tow.
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WNU Editor: If this was Russia or China .... David Petraeus .... a former top general and CIA Director .... would be in prison doing hard time. In the U.S. .... company directorships, paid speeches, a generous pension, and a positive press is the outcome.
Hat tip to Jay for this link.