May 4th, 2012
06:49 PM ET

Panetta warns troops

After a series of scandals this year the entire military received a warning against bad behavior. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke to troops at Ft. Benning Georgia Friday, CNN's Barbara Starr reports

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  1. JayBee

    @antonio, you have no clue of what you are talking about. As for the rights of prisoners, the Geneva convention is international law which has nothing to do with either liberals or conservativism. We get on our soldiers for breaking those laws because they are international laws put in place to protect our own soldiers in the event they are held captive. And as for the quran burning, that was stupid, and its contributing to more widespread hatred of our troops (whether or not it was an accident is irrelivent). I support our troops 100%, but it is my right and everyone elses right to make our own judgements. The reason people critisize soldiers over this stuff is because of how it reflects on our nation, and how it contributes to further deteriorating the security situation in Afghan.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  2. Presence of Mind

    Have you ever noticed that the wars are never fought by the officials who declare them? War is a business, its never been about a "patriotic" duty to one's country. I respect soldiers, to a certain extent. I would prefer that we wouldn't have to go to war and spend (now trillions) of dollars on weapons and other inventions that are specifically designed to kill people, but that is the current reality of our world and these soldiers have realized that since the person next to them is less likely to do it, then they take it upon themselves. But as soon as these soldiers realize how full of shit these politicians are, then they'll turn to them and say to them, "Its about time that you fight your own damn wars."

    May 7, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply
  3. lol

    Now he is pretty pathetic, of course there is scandals, there human. but if he wants to threaten soldiers then his ass should get out there and see what they deal with every day before he threatens

    May 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Reply
  4. Paul Bernucci

    How bout we don't have soldiers or wars or military and we stop policing the entire world. Ever think of that you fucking Pannetta puppet.

    May 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  5. catheywc

    I care not one whit for what this bleeping fool has to say about anything, he is busy trying to manage a huge PR campaign while our soldiers are sitting in Ft. Apachie with there hands tied behind there back just waiting to be killed. Far too may bean counters and logistics managers are trying to pretend to be a field comander and looking for the next great promotion, or attempting to sharpin there politicial skills for apointed positions in cushey government jobs. Time to put some of these loud mouth officers on the front line with the troops, and actually fight the damn war instead of sucking backsides with the politicians. Maby if theay put there backsides on the line and did a little of the bleeding and dying, theay might just be able to form an intelligent opinion concerning something other than there morning coffee.

    May 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
    • Evil Socialist

      Maybe if they (the few) didn't behave like drooling, backwards fuck-tards, (like the 'animals' they're supposedly better than, right?) he wouldn't have to waste his time chastising them.

      May 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Reply
    • JayBee

      I dont think they could form an intelligent opinion if they are dead. correct me if I'm wrong

      May 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  6. Don Bagley

    He's got a lot of nerve, the troops are doing fine. It is the rest of the government that is going to crap. Now I have no respect for this turkey.

    May 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  7. Joke

    How about chastizing our troops in the field- how about that aiding the enemy- you stupid, american hating left weing deomcrat idiot.? Ever consider that? He couldn't do this behing closed doors-through the chain of command? I smell a rat here.

    May 5, 2012 at 8:21 am | Reply
    • johnwest

      you are the biggest idiot, redneck sob i've ever seen on here. Go back to your cave.

      May 5, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • JayBee

      joke, you truely are an idiot. the sad thing is you probably live in a state of idiots so you could be the smartest retard, and you'll never know it.

      May 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  8. Joke

    Atta boy Pimento- you tell them! What a complete joke this bafoon, dork liberal hack as secretary of defense, but I guess with biden as vp it fits. What an absolute disgrace, to have such an entity talking down to our soldiers in the field in such a way. Only the Democrats– . I guess Obama's reverend wright, wasn't kidding when he shouted g... da... america!.

    May 5, 2012 at 8:17 am | Reply
  9. Qaz12

    This is what happens in prolonged war look at Vietnam and now Afghanistan

    May 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Reply
  10. Hahahahahaha

    Hey Leon. Get out there and fight you pussy! Hahahahahahahaha

    May 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Reply
    • antonio Rubalcava

      I found interesting Pannetta has all arms taken from soldiers when he speaks to them. Liberals were fast to criticize soldiers for the burning of worn books (when they were ordered to dispose of them) meanwhile never demands Karzai of taking responsibility when one of his soldiers or police shoots an american. Always worried for the rights of prisoners (alqaeda or similar) but being demanding and strick with our own soldiers.
      I never vote for liberals. I know freedom is not free

      May 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply

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