LETTER FROM REP. STARK TO SECRETARY GATES ABOUT POSSIBLE ABUSE OF MILITARY OFFICERS’ TIME. Courtesy, a friend..


May 16, 2008

The Honorable Robert Gates
Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

Dear Secretary Gates:

Yesterday, while voting on the war supplemental spending bill in the House of Representatives, I couldn’t help but notice a contingent of approximately 20 flag rank Army officers sitting in the House Gallery watching the debate and vote for a couple of hours. I was looking from below so I thought they were Army, but there could have been other branches present.

It’s possible they were on leave time or vacation. If so, I obviously have no concern. However, if they were doing this on military time, I want an explanation of why they were there.

At a time when our nation is at war, our troops are over-extended, and the Administration is literally asking for emergency military spending, what good to the “war on terror” is having US Generals and other top ranked officers – who were likely accompanied by staff and escorted by their chauffeurs – spending hours sitting in the gallery of the House of Representatives?

Please provide for me the name, rank, branch, and duties of each of these officers, as well as the number of additional staff and drivers that were used to facilitate their attendance yesterday. I would like this information by Monday, May 19th.

If they were here on official duty, this was an abhorrent misallocation of our military resources at a time of war.

Sincerely,

Pete Stark

CC: The Honorable Ike Skelton, Chairman, Committee on Armed Services
CC: The Honorable Jack Murtha, Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense

This is Democrat Doofus, Pete Stark

Our nation is filled to the brim with asshats and traitors..

Posted in Left. 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “LETTER FROM REP. STARK TO SECRETARY GATES ABOUT POSSIBLE ABUSE OF MILITARY OFFICERS’ TIME. Courtesy, a friend..”

  1. minicapt Says:

    Perhaps the Honourable Peter Stark might explain why he was casting his eyes about the visitors gallery whilst ‘doing the nation’s business’.

    CHeers
    JMH

  2. minicapt Says:

    Perhaps the Honourable Peter Stark might explain why he was casting his eyes about the visitors gallery whilst ‘doing the nation’s business’.

    CHeers
    JMH

  3. Angus Dei Says:

    Stark is a lawyer. Enough said.

    I could elaborate… but I won’t. LOL!

  4. yojimbo Says:

    A democrat worried about proper allocation of the taxpayers money? Is this another Onion piece that was just misplaced?

  5. tizona Says:

    LMAO…No Onion here, except Stark.

  6. Suelikesbikes Says:

    letter is a fake (hasn’t made it to Snopes yet), but it’s getting passed around to make Stark look bad. Repubs hate him already, so what else is new?

  7. Rebecca H Says:

    Actually, this is one of those examples that proves the maxim: “Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity”.


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