Gen. William ‘Kip’ Ward demoted for lavish spending; must repay $82,000

Looks like somebody picked the wrong week to be a four-star general.

The Associated Press reports that former Africom head Gen. William “Kip” Ward is being demoted for spending misconduct and must repay $82,000 in unauthorized and excessive travel expenses.

Please tell us “unauthorized expenses” isn’t a euphemism.

Meanwhile, the lavish spending in D.C. continues unabated.

  • Dr Natural

    That’s a lot of cigars and liquor. He had to keep up with the Arab Generals.

  • Dr Natural

    That’s a lot of cigars and liquor. He had to keep up with the Arab Generals.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Today’s per capita debt is $51,646. Kip accused of $82,000 in lavish spending (I’m sure it is actually MUCH MUCH more). Pelosi spends over $100,000 JUST in alcohol (which hasn’t been reported as lavish?!?!) while she was SoH. Michelle Antoinette’s travel costs alone easily reaches 7 figures.

    Yet spending isn’t the problem and we need MORE taxes?!?!?! Someone please explain how spending isn’t the problem!

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Today’s per capita debt is $51,646. Kip accused of $82,000 in lavish spending (I’m sure it is actually MUCH MUCH more). Pelosi spends over $100,000 JUST in alcohol (which hasn’t been reported as lavish?!?!) while she was SoH. Michelle Antoinette’s travel costs alone easily reaches 7 figures.

    Yet spending isn’t the problem and we need MORE taxes?!?!?! Someone please explain how spending isn’t the problem!

  • TiLiNi

    What happened to honor in this country?!

    • Pete Futz

      The dems sold it for fools gold.

  • TiLiNi

    What happened to honor in this country?!

  • louisiana_mom

    All Communist and Marxist regimes have always gotten rid of military leaders after assuming power and replacing them with sycophants.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      yes.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      yes.

  • louisiana_mom

    All Communist and Marxist regimes have always gotten rid of military leaders after assuming power and replacing them with sycophants.

  • Burt Zerker

    I’ve lost track of how many have gotten the axe so far, 5? 6?. Looks like somebody is cleaning house.

    I’d guess that if you wanted to use the military against it’s own citizens, it would be prudent to have all your ducks in row.

    • conservativechick

      Another AFTER THE ELECTION revelation! This story is from July of this year. Just NOW getting DEMOTED.

      • Burt Zerker

        conservativechick: None of this would have been possible without the mainstream media’s collusion and misfeasance. The last 4 years of media treachery will be eclipsed by what comes next.

  • Burt Zerker

    I’ve lost track of how many have gotten the axe so far, 5? 6?. Looks like somebody is cleaning house.

    I’d guess that if you wanted to use the military against it’s own citizens, it would be prudent to have all your ducks in row.

  • walterc

    At least he didn’t have a 3 day multi million dollar morale boost conference in Monte Carlo, right?