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Over Dempsey’s Objections
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Another General Down —
Over Dempsey’s Objections

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/14/2012 9:02:00 AM

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced last night that the onetime top Pentagon official in Africa has been forced to retire after an investigation found that he traveled too lavishly. Panetta decided that Gen. William E. Ward, former commander of U.S. Africa Command, should be retired at the grade of lieutenant general. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey reportedly urged Panetta to let Ward retire at his four-star rank. “The Department of the Army will also seek to recoup roughly $82,000 in expenses stemming from Gen. Ward’s misconduct

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CEP, 11/14/2012 9:18:11 AM     (No. 9013397)

Maybe General Dempsey needs to be investigated, if he thinks it´s okay for this General Ward to use taxpayer money to pay for his lavish lifestyle.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Anner40, 11/14/2012 9:20:26 AM     (No. 9013405)

Why not crack down on all the big spenders...Hitlery..Moochelle...and bigEars himself....the goodie train has left the station...Big earners are not going to keep paying.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 11/14/2012 9:28:11 AM     (No. 9013438)

Sure seems kinda odd that all these guys are getting sacked at the same time Benghazi is mushrooming...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TexasRose, 11/14/2012 9:30:22 AM     (No. 9013452)

So, why DOES the pot call the kettle black?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/14/2012 9:31:52 AM     (No. 9013455)

Where is Gen. Ham and the Admiral who also were removed from duty?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fb2002, 11/14/2012 9:35:34 AM     (No. 9013462)

Seems to me to be a systematic dishonoring of our military leaders. Neutralize the military and the administration can do anything they want. It´s been only 8 days since the election and re-immaculation of the dear leader, and three military leaders have fallen. Seems a message is being sent. Chilling to say the least. I never thought this could happen in the US.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jimmiet, 11/14/2012 9:39:35 AM     (No. 9013471)

Hitler usurped the Generals in Germany to become the leader of the German military. Just sayin..

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 11/14/2012 9:40:10 AM     (No. 9013474)

Sadly, these miltary leaders handed the ammo to the administration.

If Petraeus wasn´t diddling the ´socialite´ or Gen Ward wasn´t have the government shuttle his wife around on shopping trips, this type of purge wouldn´t be nearly as easy.

They´d have to resort to slipping bags of coke into the generals´ luggage and other less-believable tactics. Don´t give ´em the ammo.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/14/2012 9:56:35 AM     (No. 9013511)

I think general dempsey is a fool.
And general ward has to be especially stupid not covering up his excessive spending. His aides should have been able to handle that for him.
But dempsey is sending a clear message to all of his subordinates - spend, and don´t worry about it. I´ve got your back...
Dempsey should be removed from his position.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: daisey, 11/14/2012 10:06:40 AM     (No. 9013541)

I think all these revelations about our top military brass is setting the stage for restructuring of our military and sequestration of funds. Our military will be neutered. Since its our military that invades other countries and we are the bad guys-we need to be cut down to size. Starting with our military. We all know this is part of the plan to weaken the U.S.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/14/2012 10:22:18 AM     (No. 9013601)

What #10 said in spades - the military despise old flapears and must be disciplined.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 11/14/2012 10:28:19 AM     (No. 9013629)

Stalin purged his Generals the easy way, he just had them killed or sent to the Gulag never to be heard from again. Oflapears is doing the same thing by trashing them into submission. This tactic was introduced by Clinton, his hag wife and James Car-Vile. It´s become very useful for the stinkin´ rats and the media.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: fljack, 11/14/2012 10:33:19 AM     (No. 9013646)

P. U. R. G. E. Simple enough...Get rid of any military leaders that the troops or the people can rally behind...and who take their oath of office seriously.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: dwa, 11/14/2012 10:42:43 AM     (No. 9013681)

If Ward has done what they say, then there should be consequences. But it is pure hypocracy for Panetta to be concerned about Ward when he has been abusing his position with his constant trips to Ca to visit his family. The money spent with his travel, all for personal reasons is far more than the $82K Ward is accused of. But then the military has always been held to a higher standard than any damocrat since there are no standards for damocrats

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/14/2012 9:06:30 PM     (No. 9015036)

I´m reminded of that great plan for libertarians to flood into New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state and turn it into a libertarian wonderland. How did that work out and how did New Hampshire vote for the last election?

People keep looking for some easy way to get away from it all but it just isn´t that simple, and people sound silly talking as if it´s simple. It´s not.

And just in case anyone needs a reminder, secession worked out pretty badly the last time it was tried.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 11/14/2012 9:08:42 PM     (No. 9015040)

Wow, that reply wound up in the wrong thread....

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