Wednesday, August 10, 2005

4-Star General Relieved Of Duty

4-Star General Relieved Of Duty: "Neal A. Puckett, a military defense lawyer in Alexandria, said it may
be unprecedented to have a four-star general relieved of command for
allegations of an affair."

General Kevin P. Byrnes allegedly had an affair and is relieved of command on the same day that his divorce is finalized. Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, the senior commander in Iraq during the Abu Ghraib torture and abuse scandal, is being considered for promotion to a four star General. If this is true then its a sick perversion of what is accepable behavior in the government now and what is not. Sanchez should have been shown the door and under no circumstance should he be promoted. The story that this is possible comes from the Guardian and so is a bit suspect. The story about why General Byrnes is being canned is coming from the Washingto Post and so has a bit more credibility. Still and all, if this is what Byrnes is being punished for then again, it's a mind numbing indication of what this Administration thinks is important and what they don't think is important.


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