Go ahead, Johnny. Tell us what an unpatriotic bastard Petraeus is. Tell us how he doesn't want to "win" in Iraq.
In an interview with the BBC, Petraeus said he didn't know if he could promise "victory," said he didn't know if he would ever even use that word, and suggested that using it is irresponsible. Here's the key exchange:Q: Do you think you will ever use the word "victory"?
Petraeus: I don't know that I will. I think that all of us at different times have recognized the need for real restraint in our assessments, in our pronouncements, if you will. And we have tried to be very brutally honest and forthright in what we have provided to Congress, to the press, and to ourselves.
A bit later, Petraeus elaborated:"This is not the sort of struggle where you take a hill, plant the flag and go home to a victory parade...it's not war with a simple slogan."
This seems a bit at odds with McCain's frequent assertion that our goal should be for our troops to come home with "victory" and "honor."