Army general faces possible court-martial on sexual conduct, other charges
Gen. Sinclair (Middle)
September 26th, 2012
06:22 PM ET

Army general faces possible court-martial on sexual conduct, other charges

By Larry Shaughnessy

The former deputy commander of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division has been charged with numerous violations of military law, including forcible sodomy, the Army said Wednesday.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair has been charged with "forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, attempted violation of an order, violations of regulations by wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships, misusing a government travel charge card" and several other counts, said Col. Kevin Arata, a spokesman for the Fort Bragg-based 82nd Airborne Division, which since its creation during World War I has been one of the most celebrated units in the Army.

Specifics of the alleged crimes were not released. It could not immediately be determined whether Sinclair has an attorney.

Army spokesman George Wright said Sinclair currently is still on active duty, serving as a special assistant to the commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, and is not restricted to base. As is standard procedure in military criminal matters, he continues to be paid his salary.

Sinclair, who was sent home to FortBragg in North Carolina from Afghanistan earlier this year, will next face the military equivalent of a preliminary hearing, a so-called Article 32.

That's a hearing in which both the prosecutor in the case and the defendant's lawyer can present witnesses and evidence. At the end of the session the "investigating officer," who acts as a judge in the hearing, will make a recommendation as to whether a defendant should face court martial. That recommendation goes to the "appointing authority," an officer higher up the chain of command from the defendant.

No date has been set yet for the Article 32 hearing.

soundoff (1,084 Responses)
  1. strangways

    He went native. Buggering is very popular with the locals – especially if there's nothing good on tv...

    September 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  2. GreatHajiRoundup

    should-a kept the "don't ask, don't tell" bit

    sounds like he's out (of the closet) – what's the big deal, the way our country is heading
    the freaks think they can get away with anything now
    love – tolerance – equal rights, and all that crap, ra ra ra

    Here's what you get America = Jerry S and the "rear" Admiral

    September 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • jeffision

      he's hetero. He did it to women.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
      • GreatHajiRoundup

        you were there ??

        Freak

        LOL

        September 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
      • paul

        did he do it to jerry sandusky?

        September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
      • jeffision

        He's charged with adultery, inappropriate relations with female subordinates, and sodomy. Do the math and do some research into sodomy as a legal term. He's hetero and is charged with forcing sodomy on a woman.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    • B

      Come on, expand your horizons and get bred.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
    • james

      it was with females not males. please get the story right

      September 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  3. harpo

    In a time where we have maggots like the traitor Allen West , the demon Maroni and Cowardly Geroge ll what else can you expect.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
    • GreatHajiRoundup

      Obamee – he makes the list for sure...

      September 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  4. Byzantine

    This is heart breaking. There are tons of soldiers that would give their right arm for a shot at being in the 82nd, going to jump school etc. And they deserve it and would complete the requirements with flying colors if it wasn't for some silly Army requirement preventing them. So heartbreaking. These 82nd Airborne guys are called "All Americans" and represent the best America has to offer.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
  5. Charlie

    I thought the GOP called this Legitimate Rape. Maybe he thought he was just doing their bidding by procreating.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Reply
    • northerstar

      I know you are just trying to be simple; but the GOP didn't say such a thing. One lame brain in the mid-west said it and the REST of the GOP told him to step down, and quite running on the GOP ticket. The GOP could not be clearer on their position.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  6. gwats

    A black eye for the 82nd, to be sure.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      How about having facts before jumping to conclusions. I seriously doubt this charge.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
      • Jim

        Me too, on the basis of Jon's deep insights.

        September 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  7. Mott

    Forcible sodomy in the airborne? I thought that was a navy thing?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
  8. ozikboy

    Ummmm "Forced Sodomy" In my dating experience - that term is a bit redundant. No girls that I have ever dated "requested " it.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      Good point. Typically a hand on the back of the head is part of the equation. I am highly doubtful of this story.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Boisepoet

      You just didn't date the right girls.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Reply
    • miguel

      If you've never been asked, that's on you, my friend.

      September 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  9. vet4life63

    If Obama ever got charged with something like this, what do you think would happen? I can tell you what would happen. 1. He would invoke "executive privelege. (cover it up). 2. He would be defended by every hard core lib out there, and who ever brought the charges would be accused of racism, partisanship, and hate. 3. He would still get lots of votes, maybe enough to win an election. Simply put, he can do no wrong at all in the libs eyes. It would just be a bump in the road.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
    • Sione

      What in heaven's name has this got to do with the President? What an absolutely ridiculous and pathetic post.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • Convoluted

      no more like a crack in the ass then a bump in the road...you'll find out he's part of the GOP wait and see...crime is not solely one party or another what a stupid statement...go wave your flag some other place.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
    • Are you insane

      What the ef are you talking about man

      September 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
    • Romneyguy

      Huh?

      September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • vet4life63

      Well he IS commander in chief. The object of the post was to comapre what would happen if say someone like Obama was accused of this, vs someone such as the General vs, someone in the mainstream middle class. It doesn't look good for the General, wouldn't be good for the middle class guy either, but if Obama did it, then shucks it weren't nuttin!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • BT

      Your hateful delusion is fascinating. The fact that you have to play make believe in order to pretend you have a point tells us all we need to know.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • akmac65

      Some people cannot repress their hatred or even want to. I hope you find peace somehow in your life.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
    • chris

      Honestly...how do people get so ignorant as to try to project a situation like this onto the president of the United States?

      You idiots have gone full retard. 100%. I knew you were losing grasp with reality but only a group like republicans could take a clear-cut situation and that has absolutely nothing to do with Obama by any stretch of the imagination and then try to involve him.

      I have a 6-year-old child who is more intelligent than the average republican.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
      • vet4life63

        2 words. Larry Sinclair.

        September 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
    • Whaaaaa

      What the heck does that have to do with anything having to do with this article? Besides the fact that what you said is ridiculous its also untrue.

      September 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
  10. Convoluted

    Thank you for posting this list wake up sheep they are stealing your rights , money and nation but what the hey..

    September 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
  11. jeffision

    Why can't hetero men restrain their s exual urges? Why are hetero men always r aping? Why are hetero men so violent?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
    • BT

      Be careful not to let your heterophobia define you.

      September 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  12. B

    Forced?

    It would only take once for me to be told to get in the front and lean rest position.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  13. calvin

    This article says the general "is still on active duty...is not restricted to base." Typical for an officer. If this had been an enlisted man, he would immediately have been confined. In the armed forces, when you're an officer, you're pretty much a God.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      Give it a rest. This story is a joke and a lie. I reside in this General's community and you don't get to that level of honor in the military being that type of person. I believe this story, and this charge, is a lie.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
      • miguel

        Jon – what do you know? About this story, and this charge? The article reveals nothing.

        (Simply suggesting, by the way, that this man's outward appearance of honor precludes his ability to commit a crime is – with all due respect – not going to cut it.)

        September 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
      • Jim

        I'm with Jon. I have a servile mind, a low iq, and a deep respect for bureaucracy. You don't get to a high level in the military unless you have deep moral character.

        September 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
      • Cindi

        I agree with you Jon, seriously. Look at the people that write on here, who don't even understand what a article 32 hearing is. I find it sad that all of these people that write their comments on here don't even know the Brig. General. Yet, they actually believe everything that the media writes and reports.

        September 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
    • Dave

      If you are at the rank of General it all pays. No offence or should I say defense, but Rank does have its well deserved privileges. Ever see the move…I thinks it is called "A few good men". Where Tom Cruise finally busts the General (Jack Nicholson) at Gitmo for ordering a code red? By gosh is none are you are general, I feel you have no right to comment at regarding this article. War is hell, you have no idea what are brave men have through let a lone a man that has made it the rank of General. Think you could make this rank being all prisses and legal...NOT. How many men have you ordered into combat knowing they will probably be killed but ordered to do from the US war machine... get a life loosers, our miltary is the best in world and so are they serve in it. Especially as such a high rank of General. Granted he may have done wrong, but just think about what he has had to which most would consider wrong to achieve the rank of General. Anyone comdeming this man before his court marshall is no good, never been in the military...can't post further is cnn would not let me post. Walk just a day in this man's shoes, Punks.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Reply
    • Howdy

      Really, Calvin? I have preferred charges against two enlisted personnel for similar charges, and I didn't confine either one to base. Both pled guilty, one got ten years, the other got ten plus what the state of Virginia gave him for separate crimes involving civilians. But I'm sure you're familiar with EVERY court-martial that has ever happened.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  14. rick

    Sperm boarding?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  15. B

    God, that's hot!

    Who is the lucky person?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  16. Geroy Simon

    WAR CRIMINALS YET NOT CHARGED. Henry Kissinger. George HW Bush. George W Bush. Dick Cheney. Barack Obama. Donald Rumsfeld. Leon Panetta. Colin Powell. Condoleeza Rice. Bill Clinton. Hilary Clinton.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
    • Fred

      Don't forget Honey Boo Boo. If her shows doesn't get cancelled, I'm going to declare war on America and it will be her fault. War criminal!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
    • Falizar

      So only Americans are war criminals???? Rather narrow thinking!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
      • miguel

        Falizar: in what part of the original post does the author say, or even imply, that those listed are the only "war criminals" he can think of?

        September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
  17. jonathan augello

    As a Penn State grad, I recognized that it was only a matter of time before we got some national perspective on the Sandusky debacle. There are mentally ill people out there – everywhere. And the live their lives and achieve, and then this happens. Point being, the focus should be on recognition and help for these people, not bowl bans and shame.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
    • eyeh8goodell

      Umm, that's BS. It doesn't matter if their problems are genetic or not, their victims are still victims and the crimes are still horrible. If you want to treat them, then that's fine. But they are still criminals and still deserve punishment. They should have sought treatment when they realized their urges were not normal. Being "sick" does not give them a free pass when it comes to being accountable for victimizing people.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Reply
      • Sione

        Well said.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
    • bgates

      Penn State from now on will be in the same category as Michael Jackson–pedophile. The fact the head coach knowing allowed the football program to be used as a lure to sodomize young boys is lost on the feeble minded that still attend Pedo-State

      September 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Reply
    • umm no

      When you put football above the safety of children you deserve bowl bans and shame. Then again, people who think like you typically are never ashamed of things that would make most others cringe.

      Stay on topic.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Reply
    • miguel

      Jonathan, you have absolutely NO idea what you're talking about – I know this, because frankly, the article divulges NOTHING.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
    • Tim

      That's a rather foolish opinion. People have different predilections, but how does that lead to rape without an accompanying lack of empathy and a surplus of selfishness?

      September 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Reply
  18. Manstien

    To read some of these posts, most of you people are no doubt True America haters. Some of these posts were it 50 years ago would be considered aiding and abetting the enemy.
    This guy screwed up he does not need your pathetic sissy boy posts , the UCMJ will take care of him. Some of you haters need to spend some time in the military and not hiding behind your mothers dress.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
    • Fred

      Can you just image how this fellow would have been handled 50 years ago in the wilds of Vietnam, or 70 years ago in Europe? He would have disappeared quietly (other than the .45 in the back of his head) and the Marine Corp would have been spared this type of bad publicity.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Reply
      • miguel

        Disagree, Fred.

        The more likely scenario is that this guy's actions wouldn't have raised an eyebrow. Smugly insulating the powerful from the impact of their own indiscretions – that's the old way.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
      • Chesty

        Maybe I'm not following you or I'm missing your attempt at humor, but this is an Army General and therefore wouldnt have any baring on the Marine Corp.

        This General is a good example of why ARMY stands for "Aint Ready for Marines Yet"

        September 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
      • shirl

        Hey if you really wish to sound convincing....remember the article said ....82nd AIRBORNE....thats army... leave the USMC out of this one!!!

        September 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
    • Jason

      You should remember that you don't have to be an american to comment on this board. A large percentage of the stuff on here is just foreign propaganda.

      September 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Reply
      • Jason

        I know this because of my gut.

        September 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  19. clintfort

    If only the media was as interested in commenters as they were generals...

    September 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  20. w5cdt

    Gosh this will steal airplay from Honey Boo Boo.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
    • Fred

      I almost hope so. Instead of complaining about this sort of behaviour happening on Obama's watch, perhaps we should blame the President for allowing Honey Boo Boo to get her own show.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
      • Jason

        Obama left us with the greatest national security threat ever : Honey Boo Boo

        September 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  21. y

    The New Army that ObaMarx built.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
    • w5cdt

      Gotta politicize it don't you.... sheesh...go back to your FoxRush ear candy.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
    • menotyou

      Actually it's you Thugs who are obsessed with violence and hating women.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
      • chris

        Exactly. These fools want a nation from the early 1900s and then whenever one of their own gets busted (as happens regularly) they fall to their knees to defend whatever it is and then try to drag Obama into it.

        What can you say? These are not the most educated or informed people in our nation and they're losing horribly. They have no legitimate gripe with the president other than the fact that he's black so they have to pretend he's a muslim, a marxist, a communist or a socialist when the TRUTH is that these people cannot even *define* those terms.

        They heard it on Fox so it must be true, right?

        The GOP has become little more than a group of people with mental disorders who hate America and hate progress and are too frustrated to admit it so they create false reasons to feign their anger.

        September 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
    • miguel

      Right, Y. Because this general most certainly joined up after 2008. He can't be – what? – older than 24.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      Give it a rest. This whole story is a lie and I'm a Conservative. This General has served his country and honorably and whoever brought forward the charge at the JAG office should be fired immediately and the person making the accusation should be charged with defamation of character and filing a false report.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  22. g i joe

    the rear admiral is in the army....how much are we paying him?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      You make them strong, he will make them Army strong.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  23. Intellect1618

    Sodomy is anal or oral penetration towards a Woman, Man or Animal. Using an inanimate object can also fall under this act.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply
  24. Jim

    In 99% of the world's military forces we would never hear about this... remember... innocent until proven guilty is still an American belief and the Law! Stay tuned... and when the governing body explains the outcome... let your comments go. Other wise... for now Shut Up!

    September 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • Convoluted

      YO Jim remember this is America and Freedom of Speech is still part of it..that is what they fight for..or did you forget that? You may not like what they say but the still can say it...need a hug?

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
      • Troy

        another idiot who doesn't understand what the freedom speech actually is.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
      • miguel

        Troy's right. Get it straight, goofball.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
    • Canadian99

      Then why does your country have suspects in GITMO without a trail...........no charges but locked UP. Some of them have been there for over 8 years......where their justice. It’s fine for an American to be treated innocent until proven guilty……I repeat what about GITMO where’s their justice.

      September 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Reply
    • Liberace; America's Greatest American

      He should be sentenced to death..............................by bunga bunga!

      September 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  25. true justice

    When will the king and queen of yellow journalism, TMZ & CNN, Admit the truth that they allowed Obama to destroy the military to protect their g-a-y support Agenda (did not their poster boy Anderson just proudly proclaim he is a Rump Ranger)? .  They want to divert attention from the damage Rump Rangers have done to national security because they worship the culture that lusts for little Boys, sick Pervs. 

    September 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • Arthur C.

      Me thinks thou doth protest too much.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
    • Convoluted

      wow that is a statement that I can laugh at...gee did bush and cheeney and haliburton F this country to death...ask a maimed solider or a family that lost a a child to these wars...who started them...with their FALSE 911
      Haliburton was over charging the government for soldiers meals that takes class for sure REPUGLICAN ass wipes..

      September 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Reply
    • miguel

      The average IQ of the board participants steeply plummeted when you showed up, my friend.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Reply
      • true justice

        Another proud member of Obama's Coalition of Morons. On your way home to mommy's basement stop and buy (OK steal) some tea, better for you then the kool aid.  Then ask mommy who daddy was.  She will not know because she banged everything in the hood with 2 or more legs, but you can Asks. Do not forget your free Malt 40 the corrupt DNC gives Obama voters.

        September 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
    • jeffision

      The victims were women.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Reply
    • Liberace; America's Greatest American

      Another way of spelling "yellow journalism" is "M-u-r-d-o-c-h".

      September 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
    • Oh, Yeah? Well Guess What!

      Wow, Trueboy..........so many details........must be your own life story!! Now be a good bagger and go buy another gun!

      September 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply
      • true justice

        Yet another proud member of Obama's Coalition of Morons. On your way home to mommy's basement stop and buy (OK steal) some tea, better for you then the kool aid.  Then ask mommy who daddy was.  She will not know because she banged everything in the hood with 2 or more legs, but you can Asks. Do not forget your free Malt 40 the corrupt DNC gives Obama voters.

        September 27, 2012 at 5:15 am |
  26. Progressive Veteran

    What a pathetic sack of so-and-so. He dishonors his uniform, his troops, the military. His career done, he should be reduced in rank to the bottom of the ladder and be dishonorably discharged. I am sad for the victim, be it she (most likely) or he.

    Progressive Veteran
    USN (RET)
    1979-2000

    September 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • scranton

      Progressive? I was unaware he had been found guilty, yet there you go spouting your hate. Yup, you are a progressive alright.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      You idiot. You disgust me. You have absolutely not evidence other than this story from CNN and a "charge" from some unknown person. This General has served his country honorably and I believe this story is a lie. Go back to the DSS office and pick up your welfare check.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
    • Jess Vizcaino

      your what they call a "hater." I don't know if he's gay or straight doesn't matter. he's a soldier and he fought for the 82nd Airborne. who put you in charge? squid?

      September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  27. Seamus

    Forced sodomy? Is that like surprise buttseks?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
  28. Old Runner

    It was not as bad as the media let on. He was just showing him what would happen if he was captured and had to undergo "The Jerry Sandusky Interrogation Technique".

    September 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • rick

      Could have been with a woman. The military is still stuck somewhere in the 1500's, where a chuffer is still used only for pooping.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  29. freelance7

    I wish I knew how to look elsewhere for more info – has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having inappropriate relationships with several female subordinates

    September 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • rick

      The story doesn't mention anything about gender. I'm guessing it was with a male, and that's why the hush-hush.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
      • miguel

        Rick, I'd be more inclined to agree with you if the reports even mentioned what continent the alleged crime(s) took place on. As is, though, the entire conversation has the usual layer of military insularity over it.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  30. John Martin

    If he was an enlisted soldier, he would be in the brig now. He is a BG and will eventually be allowed to retire, after a few months of investigating his alleged crimes. He will be slapped on the hand, and may have to pay a fine, then told not to get caught doing that again. The Army is not going to Court Martial a BG. If they did, that would open the Army's Pandora's box of senior officers-who think they are Gods. Remember the 0-6 just a few weeks ago from Italy?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      You all haters discust me. If you are at the rank of General it all pays. No offence or should I say defense, but Rank does have its well deserved privileges. Ever see the move…I thinks it is called A few good men. Where Tom Cruise finally busts the General (Jack Nicholson) at Gitmo for ordering a code red? By God before you all punks judge a man walk a day in his shoes, that man is in the military especially in the hell hole they are in. Go over there just for a day...are you scared punk?

      September 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Reply
  31. Michael

    Should be locked up with a high bail.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      Really? Guess what. Anyone can go to a magistrates office or other judicial individual and accuse anyone of a crime. Then you have papers served on you and have to go to court based on that person's accusation. Then you defend yourself in court. Oh yea, you're an idiot.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Reply
  32. Andy

    I guess water boarding wasn't working so he tryed another method.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  33. anonymous

    He was probably teaching basic military strategy:
    "Penetration – A direct attack through the enemy lines, then an attack on the rear once through".
    Probably get a medal once all is said and done.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
    • rick

      But he isn't a Rear Admiral.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Reply
  34. Cambride Ray

    That's a REPUBLICAN general, that's fer sure...

    September 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Reply
    • Cambride Ray

      When it comes to child abuse and molestation, specially of their own, Conservative politicians have a Guinness World Record.

      http://armchairsubversive.blogspot.com/
      http://911review.org/Alex/Republican_Pedophiles.html
      http://www.republicanoffenders.com/

      You are cordially invited to Google each case in the lists above. I dare you to produce an equivalent list composed of liberal politicos.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
      • Basil

        So what you're really saying is that Democrats are sneakier pedophiles and rapists? I'm not sure I agree, but okay.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  35. Slave of the ZOG

    Patriotards. The servants of the Uhmerikwan Empire will be doing this to you at their first opportunity.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  36. miguel

    I'd like to read an article which offers more than simply what the charges are – whom the alleged victim(s) is, for instance, and what the alleged context of the crime is. As is, there's literally nothing to go off of here, except that a high-ranking general has been charged with anal rape.

    Unless I missed something, it's not even evident from the article whether the crimes allegedly took place in Afghanistan, North Carolina, or somewhere else.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • miguel

      (The military feverishly protects their own, unfortunately – even in situations like this. Were he a civilian, there'd be more information made public – and I sincerely doubt it's a matter of national security.)

      September 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Reply
      • Brad76

        Sadly this is true. Look how angry and fanatical some people get over that as well. It's one think to support troops, and quite another to let a few of them get away with perversion, desecration, and the murder of innocent women and children. People at the top need to get their stuff together already. We shouldn't be throwing our values and morals out the window to support monsters and sicko's. Wake up already.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
    • KlintzCNN

      Oral you-know-what is also sodomy...

      September 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
      • miguel

        True. It's easy to forget that we still use words derived from Old Testament stories in defining modern law.

        In other news, sodomy rocks.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
    • Winston Wolf

      a BJ is sodomy.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • miguel

      Winston, Klitnz, got it – thanks for the reminder.

      Point still stands.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • Fred

      Miguel, I can only assume you are either a Democrat or not American at all. Details? Details are only necessary for people who really care about the issues and in preventing this type of behaviour in the future. Republicans, on the other hand, don't need details. Details would just get in the way of their anger and their protestations. Yep, I've got you pegged as non-American or a Democrat. Cheers.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
      • miguel

        Fred, there's nothing remotely profound about my "pegging you" as a senselessly contentious blowhard – I'm sure others would agree, regardless of their political affiliation. Peg someone else.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  37. Memester

    Forc_ed sodo_my?

    Isn't more like HOM_OSE_XUAL RA_P_E?

    D_on't ask, don't t_ell.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • miguel

      Women have anuses as well, genius.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
    • KlintzCNN

      Oral you-know-what is also categorized as sodomy...

      September 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • JD

      If it were a woman, it would most likely not be referenced as 'sodomy', 9 times out of 10 when the term sodomy is used, it is referencing another man.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Reply
    • Elfhorn

      uhh.... no. It was with females. Nice try, though.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
    • Dubhly

      thats possible, but not always. Sodomy has a broad legal term, bjs are also sodomy.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
      • KlintzCNN

        Which is why sodomy laws have been overturned in so many locations. The legal definition of the "crime" fit anything other than the missionary position. Yet it was only enforced against males with males. The double standard enforcement is what got the laws overturned.

        September 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • sugar

      Seems to be how he got in. Maybe someone should have asked if he was planning to "forcibly sodomize" anyone while he was in the military.

      September 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  38. Jeanna

    Why are so many of the questionable conduct and murder stories within the Army coming out of Fort Bragg? Things that make you go hmmmm.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  39. ImWEBSPY

    brigadier general when them guys unravel it is a nightmare, Canada had one dove the royals and was serial killer at the same time.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Reply
    • Fred

      Please tell me you are a Republican. You can't be Canadian or a Democrat, because you are friggin' illiterate! Of course, you are correct about the stupid turd.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  40. dudeman74

    IMPEACH OBAMA

    September 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
    • ImWEBSPY

      Bush

      September 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
    • Lonewolf

      Wow, this article had nothing to do with he Preident, can't you right wingers stayon subject!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
      • Curt29

        Give them a break, that's the only thought their minds have been able to produce over the past 3 1/2 years.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
    • Eric of Reseda, CA

      Obama 2012!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • Michael

      What the hell does this have to do with Obama, you nutjob?

      September 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  41. kflanigan

    the 82nd was formed in world war 2 not 1

    September 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
    • Kurt

      No. It was formed during World War I (1917). It wasn't until it was reorganized as an Airborne Division during World War II (along side 101st ABN DIV) that it gained it world wide recognition.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • xcoozamoi

      Nope. Originally formed in 1917. Check on wikipeda.com.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
    • CD

      Good catch! Can't imagine jumping from one of those old bi-planes.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
    • Cruit

      The 82d Infantry Division was indeed active in WWI. SGT Alvin C York, Medal of Honor winner, was in the 82d Infantry Division. The 82d was converted to an 'Airborne' Division shortly after WWII.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
      • Cruit

        Missed the last part of my post: meant to finish with 'shortly after WWII began'.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • Paratrooper

      The 82nd Airborne was formed in WWI. The "All-American" designation was added when it was found that at least one person from every state was present in the new division. Sgt. York (back in WWI) was in the 82nd Division. The 82nd was inactivated after WWI but was reactivated in WWII as a new "airborne" unit. They served the longest consecutive number of days in combat of any other division. Just like in civilian life where seemingly innocuous people are predators, so it is also in the military. Don't think any less of the 82nd Airborne and the men and women who have proudly served in it because of one (soon to be ex)-general.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
    • rick

      That was before parachutes were invented so they had to use my grandmother's underpants.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Reply
  42. grant

    He couldn't help it , just look at that haircut......

    September 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • karenfern1

      Why is he not confined to quarters with a guard outside? He's accused of a violent crime, f'heaven's sake.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  43. Key Medic

    This case should not reflect upon the entire Army or the armed forces as a whole. This was an individual who obviously made a mistake, and will pay the consequences. I think most of the comments on here are absolutely ridiculous, especially ones that take this lightly as a joke, or bring politics into it somehow. There was obviously a victim in this case, and that's something that is very serious too. It is things like this that give the armed forces a bad name, but you have to put things in perspective and remember all of the soldiers, marines, etc. that are out there serving the red white and blue HONORABLY every single day. As one commenter stated, if you do not know about that, you shouldn't be so quick to put others down.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • calmncool

      Well said. Sinclair's biggest crime seems to have been his ego. If found guilty, he should get an extra 10years for blackening the reputation of the GOOD men and women in the military.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
    • Rasheed

      "if you're not one of them"? Maybe it's to avoid this kind of company that decent ppl aren't even thinking of joining the privileged gang called military. . (on other days i might have good words for them, but no on days like this one, and unfortunately many, many soldiers are doing nasty stuff – like they don't even represent a civilized nation – sadly)

      September 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Reply
    • dstroebel

      You referred to the other branches of the military as "etc." It is disrespectful to do this. There are many sailors, airman and coast guardsman being maimed and killed in the two wars we are fighting.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Reply
  44. ImWEBSPY

    The2 party debate is thus, they both cater to the same MONEY.

    No your guy stupid.Uh un your guy stupid.Your guy a crook took that lobbyist money! So did yours! My guy promises to lower taxes! So does mine! My guy the best!Uh un my guy
    the best!

    Well both parties giving it to you, while taking it from you, and got you calling them the BEST!

    September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
    • Convoluted

      You are so right! It is all the same coin and then the 3rd party what ever it could be is the dissatisfied and then there is their hit list..all composed nice and neat! Sheeeeeeeeeepeople!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  45. squints

    He should be put on suicide watch. Many higher ups commit that act when they are to face article 32 charges, especially when it comes to these types. The relieving of command is to much for many of hem to take. He is a human being who did awful, terrible things. Does it mean he should die?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  46. Bill

    This would have earned him an award in the Navy.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Reply
    • squints

      you never served a day in your life, except for maybe serving hamburgers at a drive thru window. Say that to a Navy S.E.A.L. and see just how quickly you swallow your own tongue...forcibly. Punk

      September 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
      • US Army Ranger 89

        How do you know? What makes you think a Navy SEAL could kick his ass. Going into the SEAL/Ranger/Special Forces?Recon Marine programs doesn't mean you can kick everyone's ass. Just means you have been through some training...tough training. But, doesn't mean you can fight much better then any Joe walking the street.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • NNN

        A response typical of a mental midget, if you did serve any time, it was behind a desk somewhere, blowhard. SEALs are an elite force and do not remotely represent the typical sailor, and no real sailor would begin to assume credit for the same kind of work the SEALs do.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
    • Bill

      I am in the Navy, shipmate!!! I served on many ships and in many SEALs butts!!! Anytime you need a little extra for serving your country, just let me know. Holla!!!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
      • NNN

        You served "in SEAL butts"??? I'm familiar with most of the Navy lingo but never heard of that one, is it a misspelling, because it doesn't right.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
      • Bill

        You are right, NNN. I should have clarified. My penis served in SEAL's butts.

        September 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
    • rod

      lol

      September 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Reply
  47. Say As I Do, Not as I say

    Hey, it isn't legitmate rape. Just ask Akins

    September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
    • Convoluted

      Missouri will be glad he is out of here Heard of Public Radio that even the repuglicans don't want him and have PULLED OUT there.........money ...and abandoned him.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
    • miguel

      Ha. Yes.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
    • Nobody

      Nobody got pregnant, did they? I guess Senator Akin was right.

      But in all seriousness, the guy served 27+ years in the military. Everyone should wait for the outcome of the courts marshal before condemning him.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Reply
  48. Willy Brown

    Looks like one more Obummer Cabinet member coming onboard the relection team soon..

    September 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply
    • Rick

      Wow, "Obummer." You are SO bright and SO fast and SO funny. I think I have only seen this nickname for our President maybe seventy eleven thousand times. I bet YOUR willy is brown, and also about 2 inches long.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  49. longtooth

    Sad story. Sad posts.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Sharr

      This is what BO wanted. Disgusting.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Reply
    • ominac

      No its a true story , a true post.
      its a story of a man and another man with a burqa.
      a fact of life in some countries of the world.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  50. Taka Taka

    but who was the victim? the Taliban sitting next to him in picture above?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • DefyTheGods

      LOL....Now that's funny!!!!!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • Liberace; America's Greatest American

      Seeing as how they're capable of defending themselves, probably not.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  51. ug

    Its obamas fault.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Fred

      Yes, that makes sense that it's Obama's fault. NOT!!! Go ahead and vote in the a&&hole Romney and see how much better things can be. Maybe he'll hire you to put that car elevator in his garage. Oh, wait, maybe you're one of the 47% that he doesn't give a crap about.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
    • Convoluted

      please explain this man is in charge of hundreds possibly thousands of men and woman and HE CAN"T CONTROL HIMSELF and that is obama's fault...wow can I smoke what you are? Oh wait then you'd go to jail for years but butt raping someone he'll no loose too much I don't imagine...this will get wiped under the carpet some how.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Reply
    • harpo

      shoot him in the face so his mom can'thave an open casket. what a maggot.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Reply
    • harpo

      there was once honor with a position of authority like His, but in a time of cowardly George bush and the Traitor Allen West; I guess this level of dishonor should be expected. It shames all of us it is tolerated.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  52. ForGoodOfAll

    He should be locked up on base based on the serious charges mentioned in the article. Why is he not restricted?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
    • Jim in Georgia

      Like he is out on bail.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  53. Rasheed

    They didn't mention the victim, but most likely he forced some object/baseball bat into an Afghan captive/POW, possibly killing him in the process, which isn't a big deal 'coz they killed so many of them – yes, it was "war" – when Afghan is the victim, it becomes a minor story that will go away in a day, or after a few hours, down below several other stories.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  54. Sylvester

    He raqed another man in the but. He faces "possible" charges?? Still collecting full General pay, while the Army figures out what to do.

    I guess it pays to be a Rapist nowadays, in the army

    September 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • drasher

      Illegal use of a charge card most likely means brothel where he raped someone.. He didnt rape another male or female soldier because it would be defiant court martial.. He obviously was on a mission, and used a military issued credit card to buy a ladies night and it turned ugly. Just another secret service night on the town.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
    • adam12

      He Raped another man? The article does not say this. The forcable sodomy charge could be from assaulting a woman just as well.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • KlintzCNN

      Sorry to burst your bubble there, but that charge applies to rear-entrance with females too...

      September 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • Emilio Dumphque

      It didn't say it was a man that he raped. It might have been a woman.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  55. Just Me

    What a shame to see how many soldiers have brought shame to America. Kudos to the ones who stand strong and are faithful until the end.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  56. DickPerry

    So... Nothing new then. Just another american barbarian..

    September 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • Fred

      Thank God it is only Americans who can act barbaric. Now, if only the entire rest of the world would gang up and kick the crap out of all Americans, we Canadians can take over the entire North American continent.

      FYI for all Republicans – I'm just kidding. For the record, the world only has to kick the crap out of 53% of Americans, the other 47% are just sitting on their butts, not causing any trouble.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
    • Lindalou

      Yeah, Dick, you know so many of us are like that! I'm sure you're only surrounded by the best people..hide you head in another hole Dick!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  57. tc

    Also, its apparent most of the commentors on here have either never served or did 4 years about 30 years ago. If you don't know what you talking about – best to shut up.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  58. Sxray

    All the General was trying to do was what we call Taking Care of the Soldiers, but in his case he was really taking care of his Soldier.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  59. tc

    Because he is a general, somehow he will be allowed to retire as a BG, if this was enlisted guy – they would bust him down to E1 with hard labor.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Reply
    • Convoluted

      well there are rules for us and there are rules for them...The U.S. is turning into a toilet...when the peasants revolt and pass out real justice...see how they all will cry and want mercy..but when the table is turned I agree with tc!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
    • Pilgrim2

      He will be allowed to retire at his last "honorable" pay grade. Most likely that will be O-6 or Colonel.

      However, if he is convicted at a Court Marshall, he will likely be reduced further in rate and will likely loose any pension and health benefits. In other words, he could retire with nothing!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
      • Convoluted

        Nothing? he will be humiliated and definitely should NOT get a top pension..but he did give service to his country for many years that should NOT be negated but he should serve some time for a violent crime. Liberal but with a heart...he just got caught that is all...War is hell and good for absolutely NOTHING!

        September 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  60. Big Man

    No wonder why the world loves us so.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  61. Papa Joe

    With a friggin haircut like that the guy has got to be a friggin wing nut LOl

    September 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  62. KEVIN

    boot camp sucks

    September 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
  63. Bill Smith

    I always thought camping out with a bunch of guys was pretty gay.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
  64. cyg

    Our heroes hard at work again I see.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Reply
    • rocinante

      Hehehe...

      You said "hard".

      September 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Reply
  65. Spendlove

    Muslims need to blow up this chat room ASAP, the level of American retardism is extreme.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Reply
    • sqeptiq

      retardation

      September 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Reply
    • clintfort

      Your name and your comment are joined in irony.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  66. Bill Smith

    "Thank you, sir, may I have another!"

    September 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Reply
  67. Greg

    Pitifull...Most of these comments are.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  68. getalife

    No sources names on the awful Libya reporting is just like fox news.

    cnn is fox news and part of the romney campaign.

    Turn off that crap.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
    • Convoluted

      communist news network works for me...remember hold your friends close but hold your enemies even closer then you know what they are up to...no pun intended.!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  69. Sarge

    I mean, if General Nuisance has Private Parts ride the baloney pony after hours, who are we to judge? Seems Corporal Punishment found out and now there is hell to pay!

    September 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
    • Sarge II

      He must have been following orders from Major Woody.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  70. Bill Smith

    Sinclair looks like John Casavettes in The Dirty Dozen.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
    • Lee Marvin

      Franko goes in where the others have been.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  71. Itoldhim

    I told him to use some vaseline...but noooo...now look at this mess we're in...

    September 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  72. Convoluted

    how can you say that this is a general think he's been porking people for a while...this is more likely a life long issue...we'll probably find out he was molested when he was younger.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  73. Brad76

    Dude. DUDE. What the heck... WHY?!

    September 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  74. fatherheathen

    What does it say about the military when it's awash with rape, cover-ups and secrecy? What happened to the honor and discipline that the military is celebrated for?

    September 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
    • Brad76

      These people are making a mockery of the military, that is for darn sure. And again, they are doing these things because they apparently feel they can get away with it. I'm tired of these sicko perverts and violent maniacs, stop being soft of them. For the love of all that is good, PUT A STOP TO IT. Gosh darn it, I just want to grab someone and start shaking reality back into them. STOP IT.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Reply
      • agathokles

        How about waiting to see if he's guilty, before going into a rant? Oh...wait...this is a CNN Soundoff forum. Ignorant ranting is the norm, here.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
      • Brad76

        @agathokles

        Oh shut up.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • bmm1

      There are a million people in the armed forces. There is bound to be some people who commit crimes.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Reply
      • Liberace; America's Greatest American

        Stands to reason.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  75. brown

    The General is making Taliban chicks in burqua's sodomize him !!!

    September 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  76. Zulux

    Not to worry, during the rape, as some have claimed, the body shuts down like a cell phone going in to sleep mode when you plug it in to its charger.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Reply
  77. bubba

    I THOUGHT SODOMY WAS COOL IN THE MILITARY AND CATHOLIC PLACES???

    September 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  78. Native USA

    This is obviuosly a General that voted for Obama.........

    September 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
    • conservative

      Generals don't vote for Obama. They vote for job security.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • Chuck in Jasper Ga

      That makes the General more informed and educated than you.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Reply
    • Dubhly

      really, i bet he is a die hard republican conservative.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  79. The Realist

    One word: Ouch!

    September 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  80. Journey

    Our family values have collapsed under the Obama administration. This is a new low.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Reply
    • KT

      And what happened at Abu Ghraib was a high?

      September 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
    • tnsurge

      If your family values collapsed because of one man then they weren't very strong were they?

      September 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
    • seriously

      ^ everyone laugh at this asshoIe

      September 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
    • Bush is a D Bag

      You're RETARTED ....

      September 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
      • clintfort

        Insults are best when spelled correctly.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
    • Brett

      Um, this guys is a general. He's likely been active duty 25-30 years, I would love to see how you tie this to Obama.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Reply
      • Dubhly

        yes I agree, i would also guess that he is a die hard republican. Could be wrong, but alot of hard core ( and the 82nd is hard core) military are.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • Chuck in Jasper Ga

      When you use the word "our" you are obviously talking about your own family values. Not that I believe for an instant there is such in thing in your family.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
    • Fred

      Are you an idiot? Don't answer that, it was a rhetorical question. Oops, sorry, you are obviously a Republican and won't know what rhetorical means. How can anyone blame this sort of behaviour on your President. Do us all a favor and shoot yourself before you procreate and make any little idiots.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Reply
    • ImWEBSPY

      As compared to George Bush acting on bad advice killed and injured 100 thousand AMERICAS, and you 3.5 years later don't even have the decency to mention our men and women in uniform!

      September 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply
  81. LeRoy Jones

    He looks like Adolph H. in his prime.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Reply
  82. Phil

    "misusing a government travel charge card"

    This happens more than you think. They really need to crack down on bogus TDYs(Temporary Duty Station). These guys make a fortune in per diem money not to meniton just having a good ole time on the the taxpayers dime. Oh and most of them are republicans!!!

    September 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
    • Really?

      Back it up or keep your lies to yourself (there are gullible Democrats that might believe you).

      September 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
      • RZ70

        I think most people actually kind of some there is a lot of misuse. Kind of like how we all assume the cops are going to give you at least 5 mph over the speed limit.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
      • blinky mcfersion

        republicans are ruining the military...

        September 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
    • guest

      You are right with that. They tell us that we can only use it for travel and lodging, but I knew people in my unit that used it for other things, and never got into trouble. Even though I got out a little bit ago, I still have my government credit card, they never bothered to collect it from me.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Reply
      • tnsurge

        What about your responsibility to turn it in? Are you waiting for a chance to use again?

        September 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
      • Dubhly

        more then likely they just cancelled it and its a little knickknack left over from his service

        September 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
    • militarymike

      Yes, that's clearly the charge that we need to focus on in this story . . . Never mind the forcible sodomy, lets focus on the AmEx charges!
      On a side note, they should add that haircut to his list of charges.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Reply
      • RZ70

        I'm pretty sure that the haircut is the beginning of an insanity plea.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
    • VET

      ..and so are the other honorable soldiers protecting your right to say stupid bu()sh%$. Isn't sodomy part of the demolition-crats platform this year? ..yup.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
    • Pat

      Oh and how do you know they are Republicans? Are you there when they vote? I think not! What an idiot for making such an assumption! Get a life and quit trying to bring politics into something that has nothing to do with it. What this man allegedly did violates everything that he was entrusted with.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
      • Dubhly

        i would concur, but i would also agree with above saying he is probably republican. When i was in the hard core people were, I think it went in hand with being conservative. 82nd btw would be very hard core.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
    • BK

      Paying debts incurred using a gov travel card is still the responsibility if the person using it. You are giving the impression that the bill gos to the gov. It does not, it goes to the person whose name is on it. You're still not supposed to use it for charges not related to your TDY, which is probably what happened. But not a huge crime, and not at the expense of taxpayers. Pales in comparison to other crimes listed.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
      • Leo

        What about the plane and lodging for a fake TDY?? If you're there for five days it could run into the thousands. Most of these guys find a hot vacation spot and just have a really good time.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
      • Dubhly

        If it had his name on them. I used to issue these back in the late 80s/early 90s and our unit had several that we issued to our pilots ( army aviation) all the time, so its entirely possible that it wasnt "his" card, but just a military one he was using.

        September 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  83. Ian Monam

    In basic training, a million years ago, the Drill Sgts. would often have us line up in a very tight single file formation saying, "make your buddy smile." I think this guy took basic training too seriously.

    September 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Reply
    • militarymike

      "Nut to Butt"

      September 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
  84. bill

    IIt was Oblahblah. Once you go from the back.....

    September 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  85. A in Pa

    Forced sodomy, is that a nice way of saying rape? Manipulated or blackmailed into submitting to a rape? oh our politically correct world, making rape more civilized.

    September 26, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Reply
  86. Kudu

    I hear Jerry Sandusky is looking for a roommate.

    September 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Reply
    • mdbill

      nice

      September 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Reply
    • tuntruth

      I think this guy will sodomize Sandusky. Sandusky finally met his match

      September 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  87. bill

    test this board

    September 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Reply
    • agentxyz

      you fail

      September 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  88. bergus

    you know you've been in afghanistan too long when...

    September 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Reply
  89. Richard

    Couldn't he have just when caught, grabbed a rifle, ran into a forest and shot himself, like the movie, "The Sergeant" with Rod Steiger?

    September 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  90. BlackDynamite

    I just want to know if he allegedly violated a dude, or a dudette......
    BD

    September 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • Marlene

      Forcible sodomy sounds like he did it with a dude............. how nice

      September 26, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Reply
    • conservative

      Probably a Swedish Woman who was trying to sleep.

      September 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Reply
  91. Ed Sr of Dallas Tx

    Rift this man down to buck Private and then shoot the character! You don't need criminals like him in a command position in our military!

    September 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  92. conservative

    This is why it is important to support your troops?

    September 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  93. Tab

    Can anyone explain the difference between forcible sodomy and rape? Because outside the names I don't see it.

    September 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Reply
    • JomoDaMusicMan

      IT'S EXACTLY THE SAME. But since he is a senior officer, they are trying sugar coat the charge. No pun intended

      September 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
      • Ajax

        It's not exactly the same under the UCMJ. Forcible Sodomy and Rape were different crimes until the UCMJ was changed by Congress in June 2012. But if his conduct happened before that they are different. And it's still punishable by life in prison so there is no sugar coating for a senior officer.

        September 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • Bob Knippel

      Maybe he was doing it with an unwilling sheep.

      September 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
    • Eric

      Forcible sodomy in legal terms refers to rape in which anal penetration has occurred.

      September 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Reply
      • ABCD

        Per the UCMJ, it also includes oral, which is what happened in this case.

        September 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
      • icurheinie

        Isn't force able sodomy when they don't use lube? Buwaawaawaa

        September 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  94. mlblogscbgoldsmith

    Were ANY of the Algonquin Roundtable members who posted here funny I'd give them a pass on their ham-handed attempts at comedy but to many of us sodomy and rape are not made funnier if done by a man. Throwing your posts at the wall to see what sticks seems mostly to be a scream from the open grave that is your life; demanding the world which is burying you knows you're alive.

    September 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
    • Ann

      Thank you; that was very well put.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  95. HZ

    well, liberals want the soldiers to focus on their bed story instead of fighting for the country, so this is what you get.......

    September 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • mlblogscbgoldsmith

      You need to stop posting as discourse is cleary beyond you.

      September 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • not correct

      huh?

      September 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • Nice one!!

      Wow, what an incredibly naive statement. Good luck troll!

      September 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  96. Ontarian

    I guess the Goat Farmer must have complained!

    September 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • CHUCK

      that's why the taliban wear skirts...so the goats won't hear their zippers!

      September 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  97. GIUK

    Oh my! This may go into his permanent record, I'm afraid. I wonder if it will affect his chances for promotion.

    September 26, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  98. Bob Zanis

    From the photo, it appears he's trying to explain his actions to the guy to his right, seemingly enjoying the depiction.

    September 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Reply
    • Eric

      Hmmm, looks to me like he's talking to the guy to his left.

      September 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Reply
    • drasher

      Yea CNN snapped a shot right after someone ran into the room he was in and yelled to him you might be court martialed for sodomy and he smiled and started to talk to the guy on his left... You nailed it... orr this is an archived picture of him?

      September 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  99. Soldier

    I wonder if he will be able to keep his $5,000.00 a month retirement?

    September 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
    • Ray

      $5000???? His retirement will be about twice that.

      September 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Reply
      • snowboarder

        just twice?

        September 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
    • JomoDaMusicMan

      Yes, he will,just like a High Ranking Police Officer committing disgusting crimes and still doesn't get fired and allowed to keep his pension & senority

      September 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Reply
      • Convoluted

        what about all the jerks in washington they can F over the country and still have their pensions either party..one day the sheep will see how evil they ALL ARE..(not the soldiers I appreciate their service and respect them!)

        September 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
    • JomoDaMusicMan

      He's a general, so his pension is probably over $7,500 a month after 30 yrs of service. I think thats what John McCain gets a Mo. for PTSD

      September 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
  100. DC

    Forcible sodomy? No, no, no! It was totally consensual! Remember, we are a DO-ASK DO-TELL military now!

    September 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
    • Mtnmedic

      Yeah, we know you're a dumb and ignorant republican hick. No need to advertise. Do you still go to family reunions to pick up chicks?

      September 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
      • This is not about politics

        so because he says something ignorant it means he is a republican. stop being one of those people.

        September 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
      • Bob D. Zanis

        Do you still imagine your fiber diet bowel movements are former boyfriends?

        September 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
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