What, no cadre of women and thousands of emails? Pfft, dude’s a piker.
A senior U.S. official says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has demoted the former head of U.S. Africa Command who was accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses.
The official says Panetta stripped Gen. William “Kip” Ward of a star, which means that he will now retire as a three-star lieutenant general despite some arguments against the demotion. Ward will also repay the government $82,000.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to discuss a personnel matter.
Well, at least Obama knows about it now. We think. Speaking of Obama, if these officials are to be fined for lavish spending, he’d be busted down to community organizer. Oh, wait…