What if Petraeus had said…..

| November 13, 2012

I saw this from Twitchy, and it is admittedly one of the best covers evah…..


So, it got me thinking, what if we take other famous quotes, and Petraeusize them. 

So, I’ll get you started (with some from Brown Neck Gaitor):

“Booty is the sublimest word in the English Language.” – Robert E. Lee Petraeus

“Love is a better teacher than Booty” – Albert Einstein Petraeus

“Booty, Honor, Country” – Doug Mac Petraeus

Go forth and pun….


I won’t say who said this without his permission, but this one wins….

“Veni, Vidi, Veni.” — Julius Caesar Petraeus

Category: Politics

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  1. JBS says:

    “David! What is best in life?”
    “To crush your enemies — See them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their booty!”

    Patraeus the Barbarian

  2. Nik says:

    “Come on, you sons of bitches-do you want booty forever?” Gunnery Sergeant Dan Petraeus, USMC.

  3. DefendUSA says:

    Saw this one on another thread…
    Call of Booty: Modern Whorefare….

  4. O-4E says:

    “There is not not enough booty in the world to stop a fully armed Marine regiment from going where ever they wont to go”

    – Lewis B. “Chesty” Petraeus

  5. Hondo says:

    Well, it looks like someone else was also having fun with this – and pulled one over on a Denver’s ABC-TV station:


  6. JBS says:

    “Cry booty–and let slip the dogs of war!”

    “Act 3 Scene 1, Julius Petraeus”

    –William Petraeus Shakespeare

  7. UpNorth says:

    “I think when you spread the booty around, it’s good for everybody.” Barack Hussein Petraeus.

  8. UpNorth says:

    “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or booty”.
    Barack Hussein Petraeus

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    Achilles addresses his Myrmidons: You are lions! (Noise from Mymidons) You are animals! (More noise) There is booty over there! It’s yours! Take it!!!

    (Myrmidons exeunt boat, kill priests take booty and prisoners)

  10. Nik says:


    LOL. I was thinking that exact thing.

    “Double, double, booty and trouble”
    – Wm Shakespeare “MacBeth”

  11. Eric says:

    Spartans? What is your Booty???

    “Ahoo Ahoo Ahoo”

    – David Petreoidas

  12. Nik says:


    Piggybacking on that one…

    “This is BOOTY!!!”

    – David Petreoidas

  13. Devtun says:

    @55 Hondo

    Wow, just wow…what is seen cannot be unseen.

  14. Rock8 says:

    “It follows then as certain as a night in bed succeeds the imbed, that without a decisive semen force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything booty and glorious.”

    – President George W. Petraeus

  15. Nik says:


    I heard a clip of her talking last night. She was speaking about having been embedded with Petraeus. Of course my mind heard it as “in bed” with Petraeus.

    My inner 13-year old was appeased.

  16. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    I know of only one booty, and that is to love. Albert Petraeus

  17. Anonymous says:

    “Booty. Honor. Country. These three hallowed words revertently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.”

    “A general is just as good or just as bad as the booty under his command make him.”

    Gen Douglas McArthur Petraeus

  18. Anonymous says:

    ” And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his booty as God gave him the sight to see that booty.”
    Gen Douglas MacArthur Petraeus

  19. Sustainer says:

    Still can’t top the New York Post’s original headline:


  20. O-4E says:

    61 and 68 have my vote as #1

  21. Green Thumb says:

    Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentation of MY women…

    Conan “The Barbarian” Petraeus

  22. Wheat says:

    ” The Midnight Ride of Paula’s Rear”….Staring General PP
    Mike Work here is done.
    Long time Lurker.

  23. Ex-PH2 says:

    Give me catnip or give me booty. — Mikey the Large and In Charge

  24. Wheatthins says:

    ….Or better….”the midnight ride of Paula’s rear” a Biography of Paula Broadwell. Written By General Petraeus. Forward by Jill Kelly.
    Now my work here is done.
    Stay Classy

  25. Scubasteve says:

    You didn’t tap that booty yourself. – Barack Petraeus

    What light through yon wondow breaks? It is the East, and that booty is the sun! – Shakespetraeus

    Two booties diverged on the hershey highway, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frosty Petraeus

    All In. – Paula Broadwell (still the number one quote for this whole thing, IMO)

  26. Hondo says:

    For what it’s worth, TSO: I think your “best quote” in the article is a bit out of order and may be incomplete.

    In this case, I think it ought to be “Vici, vidi, veni – abii”. I saw, I conquered, I came – I went. (smile)

  27. Hellboy says:

    A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of booty.
    Napoleon Bonaparte

  28. crucible says:

    I regret that I only have but one booty to lose for my country – Nathan Patraeus Hale