GENERAL GETS THE BOOT
One doesn't have to wonder what would've happened to an NCO or junior officer if they'd been nabbed for harrassing and mistreating female subordinates like former Brig. Gen. Richard S. Hassan did.
Although the above-mentioned brass hat goes out the door a colonel, he gets to keep his retirement - albeit at one lower grade - and, aside from a $2,000 fine and letter of reprimand, received no further punitive action. He walks off into the sunset without having done one day in the brig.
Maybe Hassan was a weirdo who had a thing for female "tootsies," but he should have gotten the boot anyway after being caught sending his female workers sexualy-explicit e-mails.
The former director of the Air Force Senior Leadership Management Office showed a shocking lack of judgement and deserved whatever discipline he got.
ANOTHER AIR FORCE "DOUBLE-STANDARD"
Is this the case of another flag officer who thinks the rules apply to everyone else but him?
How many other "top-rankers" have done worse things and never received so much as a "slap-on-the-wrist?" Remember, it's not what you are, but who you are and who you know.
Even arrogant former Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Fiscus, the onetime top Air Force JAG, found out he'd have to pay a price. Of course, just being a general officer insured he'd never have to stand court-martial. But the womanizing two-star did get hit hard in the pocketbook.
We are still disgusted, however, that several of the women who willingly "played along" with Fiscus got to keep their undeserved promotions and will continue in service. Why?
When is the military going to treat both genders alike? Genuine harassment is one thing. It cannot be tolerated. But those who "play-along to get-ahead" should be punished too. The old double-standard continues to destroy unit morale and makes a mockery of "equal treatment under the law."
Do the crime and you should pay the time, or fine, or reduction in rank. But don't favor females over males, or vice versa. There will never be true equality among the genders in the military until there's equal justice for all. "Political correctness" and gutless leaders have badly crippled our armed forces.
When will we get a decent defense secretary who will make the hard decisions to do what's right? Not while George Bush is in the White House. For some interesting reason, "the tail wags the dog," there and "Rummie," the grinning megalomaniac, remains "the great untouchable," even after his many mistakes on Iraq.
FETISH" GENERAL FIRED
FOR FONDLING WOMENS' FEET
USAF BRIG. GEN. RICHARD S. HASSAN
UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE I.G.
FEMALE SUBORDINATE FILED
COMPLAINT ABOUT "FOOT-RUBBING"
AND "FRATERNIZATION" - ANOTHER
EMBARRASSMENT FOR AIR FORCE
BRASS IN WAKE OF FISCUS SCANDAL
WHO RUBBED FEMALE'S FEET
"THE WRONG WAY" ACCEPTS ARTICLE 15
WILL RETIRE AS BRIGADIER WITH LETTER
OF REPRIMAND AND SMALL FINE
"FOOT FETISH" GENERAL TARGETED BY
ENEMY AMONG THE TOP BRASS
AIR FORCE JAG OFFICER UNDER
INVESTIGATION – MAJ. GEN. THOMAS J.
FISCUS PROBED FOR “INAPPROPRIATE
SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP” WITH FEMALE
STAFFER – “OTHER WOMEN MAY BE
INVOLVED” – PENTAGON BRASS IN A
PANIC – LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS COULD
IMPACT OTHER CASES
AIR FORCE JAG OFFICER
HYPOCRITE AND SERIAL SEX ABUSER
OF WOMEN GETS “SLAP ON THE WRIST”
GEN. THOMAS J. FISCUS AVOIDS
COURT-MARTIAL – PAYS SMALL FINE
PENSION MAY BE REDUCED – WOULD A
LESSER-RANKING OFFICER OR ENLISTED
MEMBER “GET AWAY” WITH THIS? YET
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF AIR FORCE
“DOUBLE-STANDARD OF JUSTICE”
ERUPTS OVER GEN. FISCUS
“WRIST-SLAP” – HUNDREDS OF E-MAILS
POUR IN – VAST MAJORITY CONDEMN
“DOUBLE-STANDARD” OF “JUSTICE”
MOST WANT FISCUS COURT-MARTIALED
HIS BUDDY, GEN. COOK, WHO GOT HIM
OFF EASY, “GCMCA” IN CASE WHERE
FEMALE NCO FACING COURT-MARTIAL
FOR HAVING SEX WITH A FELLOW E.M.
AT SHEPPARD AFB – ANOTHER CASE OF
“DIFFERENT SPANKS FOR DIFFERENT
RANKS?” – STOP THIS OUTRAGE! – COOK
MUST BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE