So, Team Hillary trotted out a 4 Star General to praise her as a good fit for Commander-in-Chief. But it turns out not all Generals are created equally.
(You might need to break out a whiteboard to keep up with the plot twists in this one!)
Retired Marine Gen. John Allen gave a ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, saying she’s the commander-in-chief the country needs.
“We trust in her judgment. We believe in her vision for a United America. We believe in her vision of an America as a just and strong leader against the forces of hatred, the forces of chaos and darkness.”
(Against the forces of chaos and darkness??? I doubt the Bernie Sanders supporters or Wikileaks would see it the same way.) He went on:
“…exactly the kind of commander-in-chief America needs. I know this because I served with her.” (Fox News)
“Served with”. Is that code for “enabled”? They both have interesting email histories:
[…] In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday [November 13th 2012] that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair, Jill Kelly.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a written statement issued to reporters aboard his aircraft, en route from Honolulu to Perth, Australia, that the FBI referred the matter to the Pentagon on Sunday. Panetta said that he ordered a Pentagon investigation of Allen on Monday.
Allen, a four-star Marine general, succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.
The senior official, who discussed the matter only on condition of anonymity because it is under investigation, said Panetta believed it was prudent to launch a Pentagon investigation, although the official would not explain the nature of Allen’s problematic communications.
The official said 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen’s communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 are under review. He would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information.
He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails.
Read more: Conservative Treehouse
Who knows maybe they could even be digital “pen pals”.