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Gen. John Allen intends
to retire, decline military’s
top post in Europe

Washington Post, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/19/2013 1:04:52 PM

Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the longest-serving leader of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, asked President Obama on Tuesday morning to accept his retirement from the military because his wife is seriously ill, a move that nullifies his nomination to be the supreme allied commander in Europe, according to his aides. Obama granted Allen’s request, the aides said. The decision deprives Obama of a four-star general with whom he had built a close wartime relationship and forces the White House to find a new candidate for the military’s most prestigious overseas assignment.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/19/2013 1:23:21 PM     (No. 9185089)

Are there any Generals left he has not screwed over?
Perhaps he can give one of his minions a battlefield promotion or bring one of his sniveling former military sycophants back to active duty, Hagel for instance.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/19/2013 2:03:06 PM     (No. 9185166)

# 1 - obama has circumvented everything and everybody since he squatted in the Oval Office so why not do away with any protocol and just give Hagel 4 stars and send him---heck, for that matter mccain or graham--any of the 3 would work for me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 2/19/2013 2:10:13 PM     (No. 9185179)

If only he had been flirting with a guy all would not have been lost.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: richwill, 2/19/2013 2:15:21 PM     (No. 9185187)

Hussein is the reincarnation of Stalin. All of his agenda is similar to Stalin´s including the firing of generals. Stalin fired all his generals prior to WW II. Zuchov was the only general to survive and he became a hero in Russia. Hussein is a muslim/facist/communist all rolled into one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bkt23, 2/19/2013 2:16:13 PM     (No. 9185191)

Just make John Kerry a four-star general and have him do the work from his office in the State Department.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/19/2013 4:34:23 PM     (No. 9185414)

No problem, just bring Ashley Wilkes, er, I mean Wesley Clark out of retirement.....the perfect democRat General.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gagolfer, 2/19/2013 5:14:13 PM     (No. 9185480)

The General Allen emails with the Tampa bimbo were hushed up very quickly. I´m imagine there was a deal made for him to "retire" and that would be the end of it. No pension since he was on active duty if anything had been proved about the attention and time he spent with the bimbo, so this retirement arrangement serves both him and the military.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mercedesops, 2/19/2013 10:16:38 PM     (No. 9185878)

I served with him and had a very low opinion of him as a man or officer. He had no real friends among fellow officers and was totally out for himself. He rose to general rank as the result of being an aide to Gen Krulak. I called him once for assistance in dealing with a potentially suicidal captain who had served under him. He was upset that I bothered him and had no intention of lifting a finger to help the captain resolve his issues. He will retire with a $240,000 /year lifetime pension--yes you heard me right--and he deserves that but I can tell you that around the USMC a lot of people are saying "what goes around comes around" in this case.

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