WINS CONFIRMATION - ONLY 15 SENATORS
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"The primary word was fear," a Congressional source tells MilitaryCorruption.com. "Few senators wanted to make an enemy of the general - President George Bush's choice to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
"There was little chance to stop the nomination anyway. A lot was at risk for needlessly antagonizing such a powerful man. When he took over NSA (National Security Agency) there was a blood purge. Heads will roll at CIA soon enough. Gen. Michael Hayden is not a person you want angry with you, that's for sure."
When the votes were counted, only 15 senators dared to go against the general. Hillary Clinton, re-inventing herself as a "moderate" in preparation for a run for President in 2008, was not one of them. If any senator distinguished themself by refusing to "rubber stamp" the general, it was Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. If Hayden turns out to be half as bad as some observers fear, Feingold will have been right.
Naming an active-duty general as head of the CIA sends a chill down the back of many who cherish the Constitution and it's provisions for protection of free speech. Everyone in their right mind knows we must fight terrorism every way we can. But in doing that, the White House should be careful how they curb individual freedoms and try and control or mislead the news media.
Top aides to several senators, including Carl Levin of Michigan, spoke with MilitaryCorruption.com after reading our copyrighted story on Hayden [see "related stories" box below], which included a claim by a former Air Force officer that his young wife confessed to him she'd had an affair with the general when they worked together at NSA.
We can tell our readers that at least one top editor on a newspaper that had a copy of Kevin Furlong's complaint to the Air Force Inspector General's Office, decided not to go with the story after an intensive investigation, for fear of possible retaliation.
The Levin aide had the information before the vote, but in the end, the Democrat senator lined up with the Bush administration and supported Hayden's nomination.
"All we wanted was for Sen. Levin to ask Hayden, under oath, if any complaint against him involving adultery with a subordinate female officer, was ever filed with the Air Force IG," an MCC editor said.
One of the problems the above-mentioned newspaper had in nailing down and publishing the story was the refusal by the Air Force to even acknowledge whether or not they had such a complaint in their files.
At least inquiring about the alleged affair would place Hayden's response on record, but no senator was willing to go there. For whatever reason.
"COURT-MARTIAL, THE UCMJ, AND TACTICS OF INTIMIDATION"
This web site gets hundreds of e-mails a day, and some of them, quite frankly, go right into the "nut file." Whether the contents are the product of a sick mind or in actuality are an organized attempt by whatever entity to harass us here at MilitaryCorruption.com, we can't be sure. But the latest line used by these "poison-pen" correspondents smacks of police-state tactics.
We are "reminded" that all retired officers are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, per Article 2(a) and 88.
Article 88 reads: "Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the president, the vice president, Congress, the secretary of defense, the secretary of a military department, the secretary of transportation, or the governor or legislature of any state, territory, commonwealth or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct."
That might make our editor-in-chief, a retired, decorated, disabled combat veteran of multiple tours in Vietnam liable for "punishment" if the government thought it advantageous to try and strip him of his retirement and disability benefits because of his opposition to an unnecessary war in Iraq and a "megalomanic" secretary of defense such as Donald Rumsfeld.
EDITOR FIGHTS BACK AGAINST "MUZZLE" ATTEMPT
"When I took my oath as a commissioned officer, after service in Vietnam as an enlisted man and NCO, I swore to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic," said MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret.) "I support our efforts in Afghanistan, because we needed to root out the Taliban and hopefully capture or kill Osama Bin Laden. But the war In Iraq is something else. While we at MilitaryCorruption.com totally support all our troops there, we exercise our Constitutional right to question the need for going into Iraq in the first place, as well as the numerous military strategy blunders made by our arrogant and obnoxious secretary of defense.
"If a retired officer and military journalist cannot speak out about a failed and flawed policy, our nation's enemies have already won. Every freedom we have that is chipped away in the name of "national security" just helps the terrorists destroy what made this country great.
"I'm in failing health, and even if I have to be hand-cuffed to a wheelchair to answer court-martial charges by those who would seek to deny me my Constitutional right to freedom of speech, I say, to quote a troubled commander-in-chief, "Bring it on!"
"This old soldier will NOT be intimidated by anyone or anything. The motto of MilitaryCorruption.com is FIGHTING FOR THE TRUTH . . . EXPOSING THE CORRUPT. And I shall continue to fight that battle for reform of the military justice system to my final breath."
[EDITOR'S NOTE: This Memorial Day, we salute all our brothers and sisters in arms who have given the supreme sacrifice for freedom. We also remember with love and respect our dear co-founder of MilitaryCorruption.com, Brig. Gen. Peter Genovese Jr. USAR (Ret.), who passed away in 2002. He will never be forgotten.]
CHOICE FOR NEW CIA BOSS
UP! DID TOP AIR FORCE
GENERAL HAVE AFFAIR WITH YOUNG
FEMALE CAPTAIN? – WHEN EX-OFFICER
HUBBY FILED FOR DIVORCE, DID HE
POST WIFE’S NUDE PHOTOS ON THE
INTERNET? – WHY WASN’T “CAPTAIN
AMERIKA” SECURITY CLEARANCE
SUSPENDED? – AND WHY WAS SHE
PROMOTED TO MAJOR? DID SHE
BLACKMAIL “THREE-STAR” AT ONE OF
AMERICA’S TOP SPY AGENCIES?
WILL AIR FORCE SECRETARY
“BULLFROG” ROCHE FINALLY BE FIRED?