Tag Archives: David Petraeus

The Sausage Factory

You really don’t want to know how sausages are made and you can blame Upton Sinclair for that. It was his 1906 novel The Jungle that changed everything. This was a tale of the miserably hard life of immigrants in … Continue reading

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Juicy Scandal

As if a national election that may have realigned political power in America for a generation or two, with the Republican Party in tatters and now irrelevant, even if they don’t believe it, wasn’t enough – and as if the … Continue reading

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Just Blowing Things Up

Perhaps the nation will debate forever what George Bush did – he involved us in two protracted land wars in Asia. The one in Afghanistan seemed like a good idea at the time – get rid of that Taliban government … Continue reading

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The General

The general in question is David Petraeus – born in Cornwall-on-Hudson just up the river from Manhattan, and just five miles north of West Point. And he went to West Point of course, and in 1974 graduated in the top … Continue reading

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