Besides the attacks from Congress, General Petraeus was subjected to the most vile attacks from the far left of Code Pink and Move On.
Pressed to comment on the attacks against him, Petraeus offered a simple response. "I disagree with the message of those who are exercising the 1st Amendment right that generations of soldiers have sought to preserve for Americans," he said. "Some of it was just flat completely wrong, and the rest is at least more than arguable."
The General said that a friend emailed him the following poem and it gave him strength. The General had to endure vile personal attacks on his integrity, yet dealt with it with honor and decency. He makes me proud.