Now that hit squads appear to have taken Mitt Romney out of the running for Secretary of State, General David Petraeus' name is being floated for the position.Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state https://t.co/HDtpjeJTc3— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 24, 2016
This is all you need to know about Petraeus, who in 2010 received the (neocon)Irving Kristol award from the American Enterprise Institute:
Daniel McAdams wrote this in 2012:
The Kagans’ additional compensation in return for their demand for more troops and more war, was provided, no doubt lavishly, by the very military industrial complex that profits from the wars. It is a game similar to foreign aid: the military industrial complex provides millions of dollars in donations to the think tank brigade, which agitates for more wars that bring in billions for the military contractors. Petraeus got what he wanted from the relationship with the Kagans as well. Each time Petraeus descended on Capitol Hill he was treated like a god by lawmakers. That was the Kagans’ doing. They rushed home from their extended stints “running” the war in Afghanistan to pen saccharine pieces on the glories of Patraeus, just the kind of hero the pro-war faction in Congress (as in the entire Congress minus a handful) needed. The Kagans courted Members of Congress assiduously, dropping this or that bit of self-serving but mutually-reassuring intel picked up while pouring over the classified data.