How General Petraeus Is Kind of Like Charlie Sheen

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"General Petraeus is giving us the Charlie Sheen counter-insurgency strategy, which is to give exclusive interviews to every major network, and to keep saying 'we're winning' and hope the public actually agrees with you." — Democratic congresswoman Lynne Woolsey, quoting, on the House floor this morning, an observation made by Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings in a private meeting with the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Task Force on Tuesday. [Hill]