Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, retired general and former CIA director David Petraeus told host Martha Raddatz that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was wrong when she said that criticizing “four-star Marine general” John Kelly was “inappropriate.”
“Well, I think we’re all fair game. And I certainly experienced lots of that in testimony on Capitol Hill during the surge in Iraq and subsequent endeavors in Afghanistan Central Command and so forth,” Petreaus said. “We, in uniform, protect the rights of those to criticize us, frankly.”
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