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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:12 PM

General John Allen To Retire, Not Take NATO Nomination

Source: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General John Allen has decided to retire rather than proceed with his nomination as the NATO supreme allied commander, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.

"Today, I met with General John Allen and accepted his request to retire from the military so that he can address health issues within his family," Obama said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.tidewaterreview.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-obama-allenbre91i0zf-20130219,0,5710845.story

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Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #1
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #3
Berlum Feb 2013 #4

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:14 PM

1. I think he should retire. What the fuck was he doing, sending emails to socialites in Tampa

when he should have been conducting a war? Even if there was no affair, it's just weird and inappropriate, and I'm sure he doesn't want to answer these questions in a public hearing.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:19 PM

2. I think Mrs. Allen has spoken...

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:23 PM

3. Yeah...if she's been married to him all these years of his career, she's been through enough as it

is, let alone having the family dragged through the mud in hearings.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:57 PM

4. Follow the honey

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