Thursday, August 23, 2007

President Petraeus

One of the enduring features of American political life is their love of Generals. A substantial part of the electorate has always been willing to cast their vote for those who triumphed over America's foes, and looks good in a uniform.

So far, the Iraq war has not produced any triumphs, so using it as a platform might still be dubious, but let's face it, a few months of press work could convince a substantial majority that we have triumphed even during a retreat.

So I am going to look beyond the obvious when Gen. Petraeus presents his Iraq report, ominously enough, on 9/11. I'll be looking for displays of Presidential timber. So far this guy, lacking in any achievements beyond writing a book, has been widely declared the Greatest General EVAR, so it shouldn't take much to make him look like the second coming of U. S. Grant, hero of Vicksburg.

2008 is probably too soon, but Petraeus is clearly being groomed for high office. He's got great qualifications: a striking jawline, terse military style of speech, and is a political sycophant who knows just whose ass to kiss. What more can you ask?
UPDATED FOR TYPO: Who's kissing whose ass?

3 Comments:

Blogger a said...

Whose ass—no offense; I pretend I'm helping.

8/27/2007 1:35 AM  
Blogger Dick Durata said...

Hey a, you do help. Since I fired my editor I'm all on my own except for the firefox spellchecker.

8/27/2007 9:23 PM  
Blogger Pete Mains said...

If you're serious about supporting this proven leader, go to Americans for Petraeus 2012, and let General Petraeus know that you want him to run for President of the United States.

2/11/2011 11:46 AM  

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