Thursday, July 7, 2016

Why Are Failed U.S. Generals Being Rewarded?

General David Petraeus. Reuters.

Nick Turse, War Is Boring: Leaker, Speaker, Soldier, Spy

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.

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