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Backroom Attack Sinks Gen. Pace
National Review Online - The Tank ^ | June 10, 2007 | Elaine Donnelly

Posted on 06/10/2007 4:42:36 PM PDT by AlbertoMG

have no inside information, but I see the fingerprints of SASC member Sen. Hillary Clinton all over this. To win in 2008, the New York Democrat and feminist must convince voters that she supports the troops and can be trusted as Commander in Chief. A vote on the re-nomination of Chairman Pace would have put her on the spot between her gay activist constituency and millions of voters who admire Peter Pace.

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1 posted on 06/10/2007 4:42:38 PM PDT by AlbertoMG
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To: AlbertoMG

gosh,

i’m really surprised that hillary is moving the furniture around.

(/s)


2 posted on 06/10/2007 4:44:32 PM PDT by ken21 (tv: 1. sells products. 2. indoctrinates viewers into socialism.)
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To: AlbertoMG

If Elaine Donnelly said it, you can take it to the bank!


3 posted on 06/10/2007 4:44:50 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: Guenevere

ok..but trying to understand what she said actually


4 posted on 06/10/2007 4:45:44 PM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: AlbertoMG

I served under ADM Giambastiani, he’s a hell of a leader. Really sucks to lose him in the Vice slot to Electoral Politics


5 posted on 06/10/2007 4:47:38 PM PDT by SShultz460
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To: AlbertoMG

Note to Bush: you can’t protect your friends when put your own party out of power and enrage your own base.


6 posted on 06/10/2007 4:48:46 PM PDT by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: AlbertoMG

When I heard that his appointment would be renew I thought they got him for his remark on Same Sex remark!

Too bad I did not agree how he went about it, but I hate politics when it interfers with a good General he earn his right to speak his mind!


7 posted on 06/10/2007 4:49:23 PM PDT by restornu
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To: AlbertoMG

Can she send me this week’s Powerball numbers?


8 posted on 06/10/2007 4:49:54 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: everyone

Interesting.

Also, it’s a bummer to see that Mullen is a liberal. That sucks just as bad as the decision against reappointing Pace.

God, I’m sick of this cowardly administration.


9 posted on 06/10/2007 4:51:02 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: restornu

Its not just that remark; Pace also submitted a letter of reference to Judge Walton standing up for Libby. Pace is a good man, a very good man, and the MC will miss him as an active leader. But he deserves to retire without having to go through an outrageous hearing that is only based on politics and not military strategy/thinking. The democrats would have slandered him, and he would have had to sit there and take it since General’s don’t play politics. He does not deserve that.


10 posted on 06/10/2007 4:52:53 PM PDT by Laverne
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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Backroom Attack Sinks Gen. Pace [Elaine Donnelly]

Last Friday Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the premature replacement of Marine General Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. He appeared slightly sick; as if Tony Soprano had just given him an offer he could not refuse. Using words almost identical to those of Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D., Mich.), Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed concern about a “divisive ordeal” that would have focused on the “past rather than the future.”

War always brings controversy and tough questions at confirmation hearings. Gen. Pace, who has been through the drill three times, is an articulate man. He would have stated his position on the war, and even his views on gays in the military, with conviction and poise. Chairman Pace will not have that opportunity, however, because partisan control of Congress has shifted to the Democrats.

Due to threatened rough water ahead, the military is losing not just one but two distinguished leaders. (Adm. Edmund G. Giambastiani cannot continue as Vice Chairman if a fellow Navy man, Adm. Mike Mullen, is confirmed as chairman.) Sen. Levin and colleagues on the SASC have effectively vetoed the president’s choice without a fight. The price of capitulation, which does not inspire confidence, could be higher than President Bush realizes today.

I have no inside information, but I see the fingerprints of SASC member Sen. Hillary Clinton all over this. To win in 2008, the New York Democrat and feminist must convince voters that she supports the troops and can be trusted as Commander in Chief. A vote on the re-nomination of Chairman Pace would have put her on the spot between her gay activist constituency and millions of voters who admire Peter Pace.

Sen. Clinton has a way of getting senior men of both parties to do her work for her. Pre-emptive removal of Gen. Pace excuses candidate Clinton of the responsibility to vote for or against re-confirmation. As a bonus, Hillary and other feminist senators get to vote for a liberal admiral, CNO Mike Mullen, an ardent advocate of “diversity” quotas and other controversial goals for the military.

Several commentators have suggested that Gen. Pace’s career was endangered last March when he expressed personal views regarding morality and gays in the military. A wave of name-calling and demands for an apology ensued, but as I explained in this article Gen. Pace had no reason to apologize for a law enacted by Congress. The 1993 statute banning homosexuals from the military reflects the views of people who see the issue in moral terms, but it uses secular language emphasizing military discipline.

Congressionally approved laws—including prohibitions against lying, stealing, and murder—should not be repealed just because they coincide with religious principles and moral codes such as the Ten Commandments.

Military people and voters who have supported administration policies on the war, or agree with Gen. Pace on traditional values, are receiving a demoralizing message. What’s worse, confirmation of Adm. Mike Mullen as chairman could advance the most liberal agenda for the military since Bill Clinton left office. In my next post, I will explain why.

06/10 10:05 AM

11 posted on 06/10/2007 4:54:20 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: AlbertoMG

From my perspective, this article has two interesting points :

(a) It speculates that Pace’s firing is related to his “gay” comments.

(b) It puts forth that Mullen is a liberal who wants “diversity quotas.” I had not run across that before ...

So, is Bush now appointing a “Clinton admiral” to the head of the joint chiefs? Are there any other sources out there that point in this direction?


12 posted on 06/10/2007 4:56:05 PM PDT by kilohertz
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Note to self: May have to re-think tag line.


13 posted on 06/10/2007 5:04:12 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Better than Gore or Kerry, but that's about it.........)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

The last paragrph is also interesting. I’m sure she’s right that many people in the military will receive a demoralizing message. I think this was also a reason why the Rat senators told Gates not to reappoint Pace.

Yuck.


14 posted on 06/10/2007 5:08:21 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: kilohertz
is Bush now appointing a “Clinton admiral” to the head of the joint chiefs?

I hope not.

15 posted on 06/10/2007 5:08:52 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Laverne

The fact of the matter is that the Corps lost Pace six years ago when he went to the JCS as Vice-Chair. His son Captain Peter Pace USMCR is seeing firsthand how the big green weenie has been forced upon his father.


16 posted on 06/10/2007 5:11:47 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: AlbertoMG

Gen. Pace seems to be a decent man and a patriot. Dumping him for purely political reasons is an obscenity and replacing him with a Perfumed Prince of the Pentagon in a time of war is irresponsible.


17 posted on 06/10/2007 5:12:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Better than Gore or Kerry, but that's about it.........)
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To: Asclepius
Note to Bush: you can’t protect your friends when put your own party out of power and enrage your own base.

The administration is protecting Gen. Pace by not subjecting an honorable man to the democratic kangaroo court hearing.

18 posted on 06/10/2007 5:17:24 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Where do we go from here?)
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To: oldbrowser

General Pace didn’t want to be “protected.” He wanted to be reappointed. In addition, Bush is selling out every non-PC (and pro-Iraq war) senior office in the armed forces.


19 posted on 06/10/2007 5:25:01 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: AlbertoMG

Elaine Donnelly is VERY believable!!! Gen. Pace needs to get a book out QUICKLY!!


20 posted on 06/10/2007 5:25:38 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: clintonh8r

Yes. “Obscenity” and “irresponsible” are appropriate terms. Mega-dittoes, Clintonhater.


21 posted on 06/10/2007 5:26:00 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Good idea. But he probably won’t.


22 posted on 06/10/2007 5:26:28 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Laverne

If the Democrats don’t SLIME Mullen, you will KNOW he’s a LIBERAL.


23 posted on 06/10/2007 5:27:09 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: AlbertoMG
As a bonus, Hillary and other feminist senators get to vote for a liberal admiral, CNO Mike Mullen, an ardent advocate of “diversity” quotas and other controversial goals for the military.

That's enough. I am going to finally say it: Bush is a scumbag.

24 posted on 06/10/2007 5:30:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Suzy Quzy

Or will do what the liberals tell him to. Which is bad enough.


25 posted on 06/10/2007 5:31:32 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: California Patriot
General Pace didn’t want to be “protected.” He wanted to be reappointed.

How do you know that?

I'm sure he would have preferred to be reappointed in an honorable way. However, the consequences of the 2006 election made that impossible.

The people that wanted to teach Bush and the republicans a lesson helped make this possible.

26 posted on 06/10/2007 5:36:34 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Where do we go from here?)
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To: California Patriot

Looks like they are setting up “GAYS in the MILITARY” to prevail!!! I think ALL the Dem candidates raised their hand to get rid of “Don’t ASK DON’T TELL”!!!! She/They must be defeated.


27 posted on 06/10/2007 5:36:38 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Take it to the bank. If ANY Rat is elected, “don’t ask, don’t tell” is gone. And PC will run rampant throughout the military. I’d actually say that the military would be ruined within eight years, and possibly four.

One of the many reasons I have no patience with the third-party argument. Far too much is at stake.


28 posted on 06/10/2007 5:39:04 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: oldbrowser

I agree that conservatives who stayed home in the last election contributed to this situation. But I also think Pace could have been confirmed. Even if I’m wrong, the report was that he wanted to be reappointed. General Pace knows Congress perfectly well — all of the most senior brass do. They’re not little boys. And even if he were not confirmed, the fight would have sent a good signal to the military and would have helped educate more Americans about the Rats.


29 posted on 06/10/2007 5:42:10 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: California Patriot

Amen!! gays in the Military will be JOB #1 for Hillary especially!! She willl owe the gays BIG TIME!


30 posted on 06/10/2007 5:42:23 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: AlbertoMG

I really look forward to her next post on this.

I’m having a hard time here- the president stands up for Alberto Gonzalez- and allows General Pace to get taken out by the cowardly scum on the left?

On the face of it- that’s a fairly disturbing comparison, isn’t it?


31 posted on 06/10/2007 5:45:30 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: oldbrowser

That’s ridiculous. The consequences of the 2006 elections have nothing to do with the reappointment of General Pace as COS. A single Senator can stop a hearing and subesquently such an appointmment, either in Committee or on the Senate floor, if the Committee votes to send it to the floor for an up or down vote. Even if the dems were in the minority this could be done.


32 posted on 06/10/2007 6:03:31 PM PDT by gpapa
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To: California Patriot
In addition, Bush is selling out every non-PC (and pro-Iraq war) senior officer in the armed forces.

Bush just made it clear that any non-PC officer who gets into the slightest political trouble will be automatically sacrificed. The gay lobby is too short-sighted to see what danger it puts them in when soldiers who protect the country from the Islamists are promoted or removed according to political whims and not according to ability. The Islamists are watching this closely and they know how to get rid of a troublesome enemy officer without firing a shot. Why, the infidel Sodomites will gladly help them! I am sure the Islamists cannot imagine Americans are that stupid. Or maybe that is what they are counting on.

33 posted on 06/10/2007 6:17:18 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: AlbertoMG

psst - Pace retired so he could campaign against hillary - pass it on


34 posted on 06/10/2007 6:18:32 PM PDT by tioga (Fred Thompson for President.)
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To: gpapa

It seems to me that nobody is going to get approved for an appointive office by the U.S. Senate tha does not spout the line approved by the gays.


35 posted on 06/10/2007 6:18:37 PM PDT by ardara
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To: AlbertoMG

This is pretty much what I suspected. Hillary won’t even have to clean house if she wins the election.


36 posted on 06/10/2007 6:21:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Guenevere

You’re absolutely correct about Elaine Donnelly-I still have the Limbaugh Letter from 1997 that featured his interview with her. She’s a great woman.


37 posted on 06/10/2007 6:23:17 PM PDT by jragan2001 (NO)
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To: AlbertoMG

Indeed, all the more reason for the republicans to put him back up, assuming he’d be willing to endure the “friendly” fire with few if any republican Senators watching his back.


38 posted on 06/10/2007 6:25:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Thompson in 2008 - there is no doubt about it! [GWB has jumped the duck, right into lameness])
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To: California Patriot

I agree.


39 posted on 06/10/2007 6:25:57 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Where do we go from here?)
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To: clintonh8r

he’s trying hard to earn a “marginally” at the beginning of your tagline


40 posted on 06/10/2007 6:28:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Thompson in 2008 - there is no doubt about it! [GWB has jumped the duck, right into lameness])
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To: oldbrowser

I agree. The hat goes on the American voter. By the time it is over, I hope that they get a bellyfull of Democrats.


41 posted on 06/10/2007 6:29:05 PM PDT by sport
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To: SE Mom

The President also went as far as he could in support of Wolfowitz, who was unrepentant despite being caught setting up a cushy sinecure for his honey-wa.


42 posted on 06/10/2007 6:29:26 PM PDT by mathurine (ua)
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To: ken21; All

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Gen. PETER PACE Remarks at Veterans Day Ceremony (”Today, we fight against a real enemy.”)

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1520466/posts

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Signed:..”ALOHA RONNIE” Guyer
Veteran-Battle of IA DRANG-1965

http://www.lzxray.com

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm

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43 posted on 06/10/2007 6:31:26 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: AlbertoMG; All

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HILLARY’s supporting Communist North Vietnam’s push to takeover a then Free South Vietnam during the Vietnam War =

Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education (SLAVE LABOR) Camp

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

http://www.JourneyFromTheFall.com

.

What Price for the still Free to pay now as HILLARY pushes hard to take over our Oval Office in a new time of war..?

12 million suddenly missing Iraqi purple voting fingers on our TV Screens for starters..?

You can just BET on it..!!!

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44 posted on 06/10/2007 6:41:25 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: AlbertoMG
Backroom Attack Sinks Gen. Pace

More like a fudgepack attack. Fired for not approving of anal sex between men. A new low for this Administration, and the little pussy Gates. "The hearing would have been difficult". So what? Fight like men! They won't.

45 posted on 06/10/2007 6:49:36 PM PDT by montag813
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Someone needs to pop Hillary’s balloon; and soon. Why hasn’t someone stopped her? Is she really that untouchable in her evilness? Why the H&!! does she think she’s freakin in charge of the universe? Stop her. Stop her. Stop her!


46 posted on 06/10/2007 6:50:32 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: SE Mom
I’m having a hard time here- the president stands up for Alberto Gonzalez- and allows General Pace to get taken out by the cowardly scum on the left?

Umm.... It looks to me like Bush IS "the cowardly scum on the left".
How much more damage will this ass-clown do?
Hurry up, 2009....

47 posted on 06/10/2007 6:57:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RedRover; RaceBannon; freema

Check this out and have a barf bag ready. Elaine Donnelly
can be trusted, absolutely.
With Mullen, Bush has appointed a liberal “perfumed prince of the Pentagon”.
I can’t take much more of this. Hurry up, 2009!


48 posted on 06/10/2007 7:15:51 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AlbertoMG

I hate hillary clinton, and really Admire Gen. Pace, I had a feeling something like this is what killed his command!!

...


49 posted on 06/10/2007 7:17:57 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Lancey Howard

NOW THAT BUSH HAS BEEN BURNED BY ALL (but the ‘bots’); HE IS DOESN’T CARE THAT HE LOOKS LEFT, and will go full on Socialist soon@!


50 posted on 06/10/2007 7:19:21 PM PDT by JSDude1
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