Profile: Gen. David Petraeus

As the spotlight turns to Gen. David Petraeus and his assessment of the situation in Iraq, we take a closer look at Petraeus' personality and background. Some contemporaries labeled a young Petraeus "Superman," a nickname meant to hit at his overachieving nature. Pulitzer-Prize-winning war correspondent Rick Atkinson of The Washington Post talks with Robert Smith.

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