Flashback: Petraeus Interest in Presidency Confirmed
Two years ago tomorrow, we learned what many of us had suspected: Gen. David Petraeus has expressed interest in running for president. On Sept. 13, 2007, the London Independent reported that a senior Iraqi official recounted Petraeus discussing the matter with him,
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.
In retrospect, the article is interesting because it notes that,
“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.
The author has himself wondered if 2012 is also “too soon.” Readers, any thoughts on 2012 vs. 2016?
Coming soon: an analysis of the withering Obama poll numbers and their import for a Petraeus 2012 run…