Thursday, November 29, 2012

Petraeus: "I screwed up royally."

By Michael J.W. Stickings

He added in a hand-written letter to his buddy General James Shelton (e-mail not always being the best way to communicate): "I paid the price (appropriately) and I sought to do the right thing at the end of the day."

"And thus, the public apology tour begins," writes Joe Coscarelli at Daily Intel. 

Yes, he'll be back. And probably sooner than you think. This is just an early stage of a massive self-serving PR campaign to rehabilitate his image. And it'll work, even if the whole Myth (and Cult) of Petraeus has been punctured and temporarily deflated, because nothing goes over better in evangelical America, as well as in the media, than the whole fall from grace and redemption bullshit.

In the meantime, raise your hand if you feel sorry for the guy...

Didn't think so.


For more, see Frank's post, "Cliches for David Petraeus," which includes the following: "Even after the mighty hero's fall, the mainstream media just can't let go. We are still greeted with pieces saying nothing other than, "Petraeus is great and what he did was minor." I agree about his affair being minor. He has committed far worse sins in public view to applauding media. But since we will never get this kind of discussion, we can at least hope that reporters will shut the fuck up about the man."

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