- General David Petraeus, quoted in "Obama’s Wars," by Bob Woodward.
And you don't have to take my word for it. Just ask General David Howell Petraeus, who, before assuming command of the Afghan theater of war at Presidential request, was responsible for US military operations in 20 countries from Egypt to Pakistan, including Operations "Iraqi Freedom" and "Enduring Freedom," the ridiculously inappropriate name for our brutal occupation of Afghanistan. We cannot win. We will inevitably lose. Ain't that a hoot!?"