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Gulf War's General Norman Schwarzkopf dies in Florida



I have a relative who served with him, and he swears he was the best soldier he ever knew.

WASHINGTON >> A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died today in Tampa, Fla. The official wasn't authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.

He lived in retirement in Tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command. That is the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.


AUDIO- General Eaton: "I believe now is the time to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell"


By GottaLaff

Kudos, General Eaton:

"It really is a civil rights issue... Discrimination based on sexual orientation is inappropriate in our society."

He needs to talk to General Allardice.

The one thing that was missing: His disapproval of that pesky time line, the year it will take to review and figure out the actual implementation.



VIDEO: Retired Air Force General Suggests Strip Searching All Young Muslim Men


By GottaLaff

Hey everyone, remember civil rights? The days when the word "profiling" was whispered, because it had such a negative connotation? Well, folks, say good-bye to yesteryear. Now a retired Air Force general says the P Word right out loud, with the gusto of a... very scared man:

He's into younger guys? Who'd a thunk it?

To quote KagroX (David Waldman):

Gen. McInerney wants the weenie, and I celebrate him for it. He Fondles for America.

One might call it "reaching out", if one were feeling especially generous. Or rather, reaching around.

Okay, you're right. I'll stop now.