Petraeus 2012?

by Michael Crowley | October 5, 2009

I'm pretty skeptical. Earlier this year I was talking to a conservative who would love to see the man be president, but even he thought it would be too classless for a senior general to challenge a sitting president in wartime under anything but the most extreme circumstances. And while there's certainly growing civilian-military friction over Afghanistan, I don't think we're anywhere near that point. That said, today's NYT piece is sure to have a Heisenberg principle-like effect of making the White House even more suspicious of the guy now that the 2012 question has hit page one.

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