Here are General David Petraeus's rules for living broadly and well, inspired by his recent emission on the topic -- as told to his Boswell-style biographer Paula Broadwell -- who was embedded with him in Afghanistan.
Where journalists have gone wrong is that, far from asking tough questions, they have merely taken what they have been told as gospel. When a Lieutenant Colonel tells them that a mission went well, they report it, uncritically, as fact.
"Full disclosure: Geraldo Rivera and I are friends of long standing." At least we have been until now, because I want to take issue with his Fox News appearance where he strongly criticized Michael Hastings.