President Barack Obama sacked his loose-lipped Afghanistan commander Wednesday, a seismic shift for the military order in wartime, and chose the familiar, admired — and tightly disciplined — Gen. David Petraeus to replace him. Petraeus, architect of the Iraq war turnaround, was once again to take hands-on leadership of a troubled war effort.
He did a damn fine job in Gaul; let’s send him to Britain!
Not that I’m complaining. The Empire after the Republic (after the Civil Wars) did okay for a while.