Petraeus Zinger Wounds Air Force Egos

Having seen its prized F-22 fighter struck from the Pentagon’s budget by Defense Secretary Robert Gates — who also fired the service’s top two leaders last year — the U.S. Air Forces isn’t in a laughing mood these days. So, when they recently became the butt of a joke by Army General David Petraeus, now overseeing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, some of the service’s macho members felt wounded.