Saturday, April 03, 2010

Petraeus for President?


There's a column in the Telegraph, a newspaper hailing from across the pond calling for US General David Petraeus to run for President.

It's actually a pretty thoughtful piece, and made me start to ponder, could Petraeus be a new Ike?
Then do a quick image search for the two, and the results made me cringe.
Whats going on with all the brass on Petraeus? It looks like a bad movie prop for a banana republic dictator.

David, while I believe you have no ambition to run, please, change the way you're wearing the uniform.

Side Note: Palin/Petraeus could be a disaster waiting in the wings for the right.

4 comments:

Andyrew said...

True, America does love war heroes as leaders. He would first have to write "How I Took Bagdad".

http://www.diggersrealm.com/mt/archives/20070801/general-george-s-patton.jpg

Palm boy said...

Patton's pretty short on the medals compared to Petraeus as well.

Solameanie said...

Although I respect Eisenhower, he was no real conservative. He's the one who gave us Earl Warren for the Supreme Court, and admitted later that it was the worst mistake he ever made.

I don't think Petraeus will run, personally.

Solameanie said...

BTW, in fairness to the general, I think he's wearing his dress uniform, which would be "medaled up." Everyday uniforms don't require all your medals.