Michael Yon shares this story about the General's visit to Iraq when he was embedded there. With all the hubris in the media that is causing one of most effective and distinguished Army Generals to be vilified, I think it is good to get the perspective of someone who had boots on the ground in a combat zone and see why this media garbage is so undeserved. Especially when most of the elected leftist leadership have done the same or worse. I don't know about you but Im getting a little tired of immoral hypocrites telling the rest of us what to think and how to act.http://www.michaelyon-online.com/second-chances.htm
"When distinguished visitors come to almost-where the action is, it can be disruptive to the point of wasteful. I’ve heard commanders grumble all over Iraq about the steady streams of VIPs who, while intending to be seen observing operations, instead seize the mechanics with their clumsy footprint. These are called “dog and pony shows. But on D+18, when a most important “visitor” came to Baqubah, not only did he not seem to cause a hiccup, but everyone I talked with was happy to see him. General Petraeus came to Baqubah on 7 July 2007, amid practically zero fuss.