Beware charismatic white men promising utopia.
Petraeus says he supports the president's policy. His comments this week, though, serve only to validate the critics of the withdrawal portion of the president's policy. He's not a supporter of this policy. He's a concern troll.
Obama has to decide now whether to side with the American people and the Afghan people calling for a rapid reduction in US force, or with a small military clique demanding a ramping-up of the conflict.
But National Security Adviser Jim Jones articulated a different, middle-ground interpretation of the July 2011 date, calling