Fair-minded citizens may agree or disagree with Gen. David H. Petraeus' assessment of the Iraq war but to impugn the career soldier's integrity or his loyalty to his country is asinine.
The headline "General Petraeus or General Betray Us" in ad taken out by the liberal, anti-war organization MoveOn.org was offensive and was a disservice to Petraeus. There's nothing in the general's career to justify the accusation that he's betrayed anyone.
Both critics and supporters of the war should keep in mind that the men and women of the military implement decisions made by the civilian government. Whether those policies are misguided or noble, military personnel place their lives on the line for us and we owe them a debt of gratitude. There's no denying the deep divisions in this country regarding the war in Iraq but military personnel who are doing their jobs should not be pulled into the political fray.
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