The other day I heard about a couple of US Generals getting fired. There wasn’t too much information provided other than that they didn’t break any laws and they had access to nukes. I was busy with the kids and other things and it slipped my mind. Well, it looks like those weren’t isolated incidents. It appears that the US military is purging its generals and other high ranking officers.
ABC News reported that recently 9 generals have been removed, and in the past year about 18 have been axed. Maggie’s Notebook wonders about the case of Navy Admiral Charles Gaouette who got canned for cursing in public and making “racially insensitive comments.”
Gaouette who, according to Raddatz, was fired for “racially insensitive comments” and “abusive leadership.” In the real world, Gaouette, is accused of cursing in public. A sailor cursing. Shameful. Note that he has been accused of exactly NOTHING criminal.
Maggie then linked to a piece in the NYT about how a Captain Reis was admonished by Gaouette for his unconventional ship driving practices, and then filed a complaint. But perhaps there is some other reason Gaouette was relieved of his duties.
Gaouette was in charge of AFRICOM and aboard the USS John C. Stennis on September 11, 2012 when our Benghazi Compound was attacked. There are unconfirmed reports that he was relieved of command for attempting to help Army General Carter Ham with intelligence-aid while the Benghazi attacks were under way. Ham lost his command within minutes of deciding to send help from Tripoli to Benghazi.
Read the whole thing. Who knows, maybe after several years of serving under the worst Commander in Chief ever, people in the military are starting to crack up. Or maybe there’s something else going on. We may never know for sure, because, well, Obama. He’s really not a big fan of transparency.