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‘Lawrence Of Afghanistan’ Was
Forced To Resign Due To Affair
With Washington Post Reporter

Daily Caller, by Seth Richardson

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Posted By:MissMolly, 6/25/2014 3:15:56 PM

A special forces commander made legendary by his unorthodox but effective strategy was forced to retire because of an affair with a Washington Post reporter, ABC reports. Jim Gant, a Green Beret major, was quietly relieved in March 2012 after 22 months in combat. He was charged with living in a “self-created fantasy world” full of alcohol, prescription drugs and a sexual affair with former Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson — all deep inside Taliban and al-Qaida territory. But Gant and Tyson tell a different story in their book “American Spartan: The Promise, The Mission And The Betrayal of Special Forces Major

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/25/2014 3:52:02 PM     (No. 9899617)

No problem when Commanders in Chief get BJ´s in the peoples Oval Office just don´t allow those pesky military heroes to do it on their time off. s/

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Reply 2 - Posted by: watashiyo, 6/25/2014 3:55:36 PM     (No. 9899623)

To think his boss was a fearless Campaigner-in-Chief, still sucking his thumb while clenching his security blanket.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/25/2014 3:59:52 PM     (No. 9899630)

Bad behavior is bad behavior.
Obviously, his self discipline was lacking.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 6/25/2014 4:27:06 PM     (No. 9899654)

Its an interesting irony. We expect these soldiers to commit the most unspeakable acts of violence in our name, yet when the guy makes love to someone, an act that is as beautiful as it is harmless, he gets fired.
So if I am reading this right, mass killing is good. Love is bad. No wonder we are so screwed up.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: watashiyo, 6/25/2014 4:36:02 PM     (No. 9899665)

Hate to say this, ....if his affair was with another male, things would´ve turned out different.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: web, 6/25/2014 4:45:13 PM     (No. 9899676)

Right. He was forced to resign because he was there to win. Regular troops who follow the Rules of Engagement are not allowed to win. If he had been shacked up with a gay lover, though, they probably would have showcased him as a Model Soldier.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 6/25/2014 4:46:22 PM     (No. 9899678)

well..
she LOOKS like i´d expect a WaPo reporter to look like..


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Reply 8 - Posted by: harper, 6/25/2014 6:15:57 PM     (No. 9899748)

What´s the problem? Stalin also got rid of any military professionals that weren´t politically acceptable. Of course, the first two years of the war with Germany were a total disaster but politics comes first. Cronyism always comes before war fighting skills in a dictatorship.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/26/2014 12:31:32 AM     (No. 9900081)

Would a goat have been acceptable ?

We have other incompetent leaders, why aren´t they forced to resign ?

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