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Gen. Under Unfriendly Fire

What does Gen. David Petraeus have in common with the alleged D.C. Madam? More than you might think.

In character, the four-star general commanding U.S. troops in Iraq could hardly be further from escort-service owner Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who is accused of running a prostitution ring. But a coincidence of the calendar put them in similar positions yesterday: She sat in a courtroom facing accusations from her former escorts who had turned against her, while, six blocks away, he sat in a House hearing room facing hostile questions from once-loyal Republican lawmakers...

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By Dana Milbank  | April 10, 2008; 7:06 AM ET
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