Reporting for duty in his newest job as a teacher at City University in New York City, retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus recently faced a barrage of insults from outspoken students as he made his way to the classroom.
A video of the disrespectful encounter was posted to YouTube this week:
Business Insider reports:
It’s hard to make out a lot of what they’re saying, but there’s a lot of “war criminal!” And a general sense that they don’t like him very much.
This comes after Petraeus’ salary was lowered from a controversial $200,000 to just one dollar to teach a course at the honors college this fall titled “Are We on the Threshold of the North American Decade?”
Petraeus, who is largely credited with creating the counterinsurgency doctrine that turned the tide of the war in Iraq, is seeking to rehabilitate his image after resigning as director of the CIA after it was revealed he had an extra-marital affair with his biographer.
The whole experience must be a major culture shock for a retired four-star general. Generals enjoy a tremendous amount of special treatment, including personal chefs and valets, and are revered in the military community. Now, he’s being chased down the street and screamed at by a group of young students. One of whom, for some reason, had his belly exposed.
“Every class, David,” they yell.
Exit question: After Vietnam, didn’t we all agree that this was no way to treat military veterans?