Keeping Track of Change (It Takes More Than Hope)
History selected one man to oversee critical points in the defeat of the United States Armed Forces by two nations in Southwestern Asia. And in the short term, the ever obsequious American media rewarded him lavishly for it. That man was General David Petraeus.
The corporate perception managers, the governments of both Bush and Obama, the military itself, and most of the general population of the United States, participated in a mythology about Petraeus - that he was a modern-day Clausewitz specializing in counter-insurgency, an intellectual warrior for the post 9-11 era.