he is listed as “honorable” on the
where do we start on this political appointee whose claim to fame is that he has made millions of dollars from the defense department?
the winner of this week’s “hey abbott award” goes to francis j. harvey, the secretary of the army.
here is what the
“The majority of Secretary Harvey’s career has been spent with corporations that provided products and services to the federal government, particularly the Department of Defense.
“He has been involved in over 20 major defense programs across the entire spectrum from undersea to outer space, including tanks, missiles, submarines, surface ships, aircraft and satellites.
“Prior to his appointment as the Secretary of the Army, Secretary Harvey held various professional, management and executive positions within the Westinghouse Corporation from 1969 to 1997, including President of the Electronics Systems Group, President of the Government and Environmental Services Company, and Chief Operating Officer of the multi billion dollar Industries and Technology Group.
“Most recently Secretary Harvey was a Director and Vice Chairman of Duratek, a company specializing in treating radioactive, hazardous, and other wastes, as well as a member of the board of several other corporations”
if there were a
cartoon characterization of
rumsfeld and vice
president cheney reward this business buddy of theirs by giving him the
ultimate gift, the
you may wonder
why the army is having a tough time in
you could ask this guy about the army and its problems, but you might have a tough time getting a free minute with him when he isn’t hanging out with his defense industry cronies.
let us also get a few other things straight here about what a secretary of the army can do.
general eric shinseki was thrown out as army chief of staff because he was too old. nonsense
general jack keane was thrown out as acting army chief of staff because of his wife’s illness. nonsense.
the latest secretary
of the army outrage is what
read the actual army regulations that the secretary of the army doesn’t know about.
“76.45 Army Regulation
Summary: When they are the only offenses involved, adultery and fraternization will not normally be investigated by either the USACIDC or military police.
“77.94 Department of the Army
Summary: Not every act of adultery is prejudicial to good order and discipline or service discrediting.”
general byrnes was due to retire this coming november after more than thirty five years of service without one little blemish on his record. if you want to see what a real hero is, read this official united state army biography:
Byrnes assumed the duties of Commander,
Byrnes, a native of
assuming his current duties, he served as Director, Army Staff, the Deputy
Chief of Staff for Programs and as the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff. General
Byrnes’ other key assignments include: Commanding General, 1st Cavalry
Division, Fort Hood, Texas; while deployed in that capacity, he simultaneously
served as the Commanding General of the Multinational Division (North) in Tuzla,
Bosnia, from October 1998 to August 1999; Director, Force Programs, Office of
the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Washington, D.C.; Assistant
Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division; Commanding General, Joint
Task Force Six, Fort Bliss, Texas; Commander, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery,
and later Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division; Director of Political and
Economic Studies and Director of the Strategic Outreach Initiative for the
United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Commander, 4th
Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery in 2nd Armored Division (Forward) in Germany;
and Commander, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 39th Field Artillery, Fort Bragg,
North Carolina. His overseas tours include
the honorable francis j. harvey, secretary of the army is throwing byrnes out because he is a good guy. he is getting thrown out because he is too much of a patriot.
byrnes is going going gone because he isn’t a munitions corporation player.
the bottom line of all of
this is that the biggest danger facing the
and by the way, we wonder why
maybe we should take a look at
he probably got an “A” in panty raids.