President Obama Needs to Fire David Petraeus
Bob Woodward reports that Obama repeatedly asked the generals to provide a plan in Afghanistan that had an exit plan, and they refused. So it’s not clear why he didn’t clean house right then and there.
But now, he has no choice but to relieve Petraeus of his command.
During a flight in May, after a glass of wine, Petraeus told his own staffers that the administration was “[expletive] with the wrong guy.”
Last I checked the Constitution, the administration is Petraeus’ boss. If you had reportedly said your boss was “fucking with the wrong guy” — would you keep your job?
Woodward quotes Petraeus as saying, “You have to recognize also that I don’t think you win this war. I think you keep fighting. It’s a little bit like Iraq, actually. . . . Yes, there has been enormous progress in Iraq. But there are still horrific attacks in Iraq, and you have to stay vigilant. You have to stay after it. This is the kind of fight we’re in for the rest of our lives and probably our kids’ lives.”
The never-ending war. No matter the costs in blood and treasure. No matter how much it inflames Islamic radicalism. All for a war you can’t win. These are the ravings of a madman.
Obama should pull a Truman and fire this deranged prima donna immediately.