Military History 101
DC is gushing for Petraeus. I hear Petraeus and Bush are having an engagement party to solidify their union.
Apologies for the cheap snipe. But I must note: when you see Petraeus's charts of Iraq, which indicate successes here and difficulties there, keep in mind the scale of the map prevents it from offering any sort of accuracy.
It's a big country. Part of Hitler's downfall was that he was looking at huge maps of the whole of Europe from 1944 to 1945, which of course could not have been strategically helpful at all.
The scale of maps really matter.
No profanes - sacred