Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Corruption and the retired 4-star

Want to see the reason I had an issue with the former CNO?
The highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Air Force pushed a $49 million publicity project for the Thunderbirds air show that is now being investigated by federal regulators.

Documents obtained by The Arizona Republic show that Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and other high-ranking officials were involved in steering the contract toward a Pennsylvania company whose senior partners included a recently retired four-star Air Force general.
Hang 'em high and pass a law NOW to stop this. All the 99% of honorable retired Flags are smeared by this FOD. Those who know, know this is not an isolated problem. 5-year minimum cooling off period. Retired 4-stars are not poor.
The protest pointed to Gen. Hal Hornburg, who oversaw the Thunderbirds as commander of the Air Combat Command and joined SMS only months after his retirement from the Air Force last January.
Stinky. Stinky. Stinky.

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