Skip to comments.Backroom Attack Sinks Gen. Pace
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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i’m really surprised that hillary is moving the furniture around.
If Elaine Donnelly said it, you can take it to the bank!
ok..but trying to understand what she said actually
I served under ADM Giambastiani, he’s a hell of a leader. Really sucks to lose him in the Vice slot to Electoral Politics
Note to Bush: you can’t protect your friends when put your own party out of power and enrage your own base.
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!
Can she send me this week’s Powerball numbers?
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.
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.
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 presidents 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. Paces 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 lawsincluding prohibitions against lying, stealing, and murdershould 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. Whats 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
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?
Note to self: May have to re-think tag line.
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.
I hope not.
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.
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.
The administration is protecting Gen. Pace by not subjecting an honorable man to the democratic kangaroo court hearing.
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.
Elaine Donnelly is VERY believable!!! Gen. Pace needs to get a book out QUICKLY!!
Yes. “Obscenity” and “irresponsible” are appropriate terms. Mega-dittoes, Clintonhater.
Good idea. But he probably won’t.
If the Democrats don’t SLIME Mullen, you will KNOW he’s a LIBERAL.
That's enough. I am going to finally say it: Bush is a scumbag.
Or will do what the liberals tell him to. Which is bad enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amen!! gays in the Military will be JOB #1 for Hillary especially!! She willl owe the gays BIG TIME!
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?
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.
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.
psst - Pace retired so he could campaign against hillary - pass it on
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.
This is pretty much what I suspected. Hillary won’t even have to clean house if she wins the election.
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.
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.
he’s trying hard to earn a “marginally” at the beginning of your tagline
I agree. The hat goes on the American voter. By the time it is over, I hope that they get a bellyfull of Democrats.
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.
Gen. PETER PACE Remarks at Veterans Day Ceremony (”Today, we fight against a real enemy.”)
Signed:..”ALOHA RONNIE” Guyer
Veteran-Battle of IA DRANG-1965
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
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..!!!
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.
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!
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....
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!
I hate hillary clinton, and really Admire Gen. Pace, I had a feeling something like this is what killed his command!!
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@!