Friday, August 10, 2007

Gen. Petraeus Human Interest Story

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan tells a marvelous story about the general commanding in Iraq: General Petraeus. She notes that 16 years ago, as a much younger officer, he was the recipient of accidental "friendly fire" that darned near killed him.

The surgeon who took the bullet out of his chest and saved his life was a Dr. Bill Frist, who later became Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate. As a result of this interaction, they've been friends ever since. It is a small world....