Dead Wild Roses: Oh Silly Droney…

Such naivety. Filed under: Humour, International Affairs Tagged: CIA, Humour, Petraeus

The Disaffected Lib: When I Realized David Petraeus Was a Wanker

The former wunderkind of the U.S. Army first came to my notice when he unveiled the American military’s new counterinsurgency field manual, FM3-24.   Petraeus had commanded a team of the best and brightest military and civilian minds to digest the lessons of two thousand years of counterinsurgency warfare and write a manual of “do’s and ...

The Disaffected Lib: Confused About the Petraeus Scandal? Here’s All You Need to Know.

The NYT’s Maureen Dowd sums up the David Petraeus furball scandal in just one paragraph. His fall started as Sophocles and turned sophomoric, a mind-boggling mélange of “From Here to Eternity,” “You’ve Got Mail,” “The Real Housewives of Centcom,” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” It features toned arms, slinky outfits, a cat fight, titillating ...

The Disaffected Lib: Could General Petraeus Become Inmate Petraeus?

The United States military takes adultery very seriously.  In fact it treats adultery as a criminal offence warranting imprisonment. When CIA director David Petraeus resigned, he pointedly stated that his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, began after he left the U.S. Army. Under no circumstances did the affair occur while Petraeus was still an ...

The Disaffected Lib: Petraeus Quits CIA, Confesses to Affair

Former Pentagon wunderkind and current CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned.   In a statement the man once thought a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination admitted to an extra-marital affair. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair,” Mr. Petraeus wrote. “Such behavior is unacceptable, ...