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(CNN)   Thank you for your service, General Ward, now please pay us back the $82,000 you spent on lavish shopping trips and beachfront vacations. We will also be confiscating that Denzel Washington autograph   (news.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 8
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2012-11-14 06:17:41 PM  
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I bet a whole bunch of generals and admirals are deleting emails, breaking up with girlfriends and wondering if they have any dumpsters nearby that will hold a rolled carpet.

Leon panetta needs to wheel out a head on a pike.

"party is over gentlemen"
2012-11-14 09:54:28 PM  
1 votes:

Delawheredad: Bhruic

If you had bothered to read the article. Panetta's military flights at the time the article was published had already cost over $800,000 dollars. Panetta is flying UNSCHEDULED military flights to California every week.His flights cost more than first class commercial flights.

He is doing the same /b> thing this general got busted for and has vowed to keep doing it.


Panetta is required to fly in military aircraft by government regulation. He is barred from commercial travel due to his position. Since the trip is unofficial travel he must reimburse the government the cost of a commercial ticket. Which he does. See DoD Directive 4500.56, "DoD Policy on the Use of Government Aircraft and Air Travel," April 14, 2009

Congress has the power to change it but I think it is a bad idea. An office like that requires the secretary to be immediately reached by the president and vice versa. If we are attacked how will the public respond to, "well, I was in coach and couldn't use my cell phone."

There is more to this than dolla dolla bills, yo.
2012-11-14 06:52:24 PM  
1 votes:
gulfnews.com 

Hold on.

HOLD THE fark ON.

Denzel Washington works as a pimped prize for defense contractors? Does Clooney know?
Ehh
2012-11-14 06:31:39 PM  
1 votes:
Can we get seven bad generals?
1. General Rapey
2. General Autograph
3. General Dickincrazy
4-7???

We did have General Snarky, but he was last term.
2012-11-14 06:22:24 PM  
1 votes:
So they still offer disgraced Generals a side arm, a single bullet and a suggestion to 'do the honorable thing'?
2012-11-14 06:14:12 PM  
1 votes:
Obama's War on Generals continues
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-14 06:03:58 PM  
1 votes:
Ward will retire at the lower rank, and consequently a lower pay grade.

Reminds me of when Admiral Poindexter wanted to retire at his temporary higher rank. He just needed the routine formality of Senate confirmation of his promotion.
2012-11-14 06:01:18 PM  
1 votes:
Meh, he'll just go work for Raytheon and get another Denzel autograph there.
 
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