Biggest. If. Ever.

2 comments September 13th, 2007at 11:34am Posted by Eli

The Surgin’ General is thinking big:

The US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, expressed long-term interest in running for the US presidency when he was stationed in Baghdad, according to a senior Iraqi official who knew him at that time.

Sabah Khadim, then a senior adviser at Iraq’s Interior Ministry, says General Petraeus discussed with him his ambition when the general was head of training and recruitment of the Iraqi army in 2004-05.

“I asked him if he was planning to run in 2008 and he said, ‘No, that would be too soon’,” Mr Khadim, who now lives in London, said.

General Petraeus has a reputation in the US Army for being a man of great ambition. If he succeeds in reversing America’s apparent failure in Iraq, he would be a natural candidate for the White House in the presidential election in 2012.

I’m okay with making Petraeus’s presidential aspirations contingent on his success in Iraq. In fact, I would like to extend that same courtesy to all Republican presidential hopefuls.

(h/t pontificator)

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. SPIIDERWEB™  |  September 13th, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Simply put, I hope his presidential aspirations are dead.

  • 2. Eli  |  September 14th, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    If they’re tied to Iraq, you have nothing to worry about.


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