I trust the man as much as I trust Amy Winehouse. But Andrew is right about Putin and the GOPers spluttering about Petraeus and so on are not.
UPDATE: Julie Ponzi defends the righteous indigation; Mitt's specifically. Beyond question Petraeus has done good work. Without him we'd probably be up to our necks in mess. But Putin's significance has been far, far greater, and that's what Human of the Year is all about. Petraeus will come and go, as most do who do their duty, do it well, and, thus satisfying it, stop. Putin will not go anytime soon, and what he has saved his country from ranks him among the towering figures of Russian history -- with a historical minimum of casualties, one might add. But, yes, I'd much rather have Petraeus watch my kids. (Don't trivialize that, either.)