that the gulf between the military and the citizens they defend is at the link above. The Democrat's peremptory dismissal as basically being a lie is already taking off through MoveOn's minions. I saw a letter to the editor in the Missoulian which was along the same lines.
What these people fail to understand is that since Viet Nam, an officer's integrity is sacrosanct. To imply that Gen. Petraeus is anything less than honorable is disgusting, especially when the report hasn't been presented yet, and there is no evidence that Petraeus is Bush's stooge.
They forget that one of the main lessons of Viet Nam was based on a guy named General Maxwell Taylor. When Johnson wanted certain actions that Taylor deemed unsound, Taylor later wrote in his book that he wished he would have resigned. Instead he carried out his orders.
This is the example that is now taught on how not to do it. If Petraeus honestly believes that further sacrifice is pointless, he owes his loyalty to his soldiers and will say so. If Bush rejects that assessment, Gen. Petraeus is expected to resign.
No one wants to be this war's Maxwell Taylor.