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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:47 PM

115. I agree; that disclosure has really opened people's eyes

I had no idea these four star generals and high level military people spend so much time at "parties" or
that MacDill has a golf course, etc.

Other than the young men and women being blown to bits in battle, is there anyone else who is risking their lives
in these wars? It sounds like the generals are all in the back room determining which social invite they will accept or reject.

More here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/petraeus-scandal-puts-four-star-general-lifestyle-under-scrutiny/2012/11/17/33a14f48-3043-11e2-a30e-5ca76eeec857_story.html

Petraeus scandal puts four-star general lifestyle under scrutiny

...The commanders who lead the nation’s military services and those who oversee troops around the world enjoy an array of perquisites befitting a billionaire, including executive jets, palatial homes, drivers, security guards and aides to carry their bags, press their uniforms and track their schedules in 10-minute increments. Their food is prepared by gourmet chefs. If they want music with their dinner parties, their staff can summon a string quartet or a choir.

The elite regional commanders who preside over large swaths of the planet don’t have to settle for Gulfstream V jets. They each have a C-40,...


Do taxpayers really have to foot the bill for all this? People in this country are losing their jobs, losing their homes to foreclosure, and have no health insurance; meanwhile, vets are homeless and these military elite are acting like billionaires on the taxpayer dime. Where is the belt-tightening for them?

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