Skip to comments.'Obama's Favorite General' Stripped Of Security Clearance Amid Leak Investigation
Posted on 09/25/2013 10:36:28 AM PDT by Nachum
Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has reportedly lost his security clearance as an investigation into his involvement in national security leaks continues, Foreign Policy reports.
Cartwright, a retired four-star general who served for 40 years and last served on the Joint Chiefs, has been the subject of an ongoing investigation into an alleged leak of classified information of the "Stuxnet" virus that targeted and temporarily disabled Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010.
The general's legal team has called that assertion "preposterous."
Gordon Lubold of FP reports that multiple current and former administration sources said Cartwright lost his clearance earlier this year. That delivers a big blow to the retired officer once regarded as Obama's 'favorite general,' who left the military and now serves in other military-related roles at the Center of Strategic and International Studies, Raytheon, and as a defense consultant for ABC News.
It was also a further indignity for Cartwright, who turned 64 this week, and who was once an Obama administration darling. Cartwright enjoyed privileged access "across the river" at the White House when he was the number two senior officer on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon from 2007 to 2011. He had adopted contrarian views on issues like the troop surge in Afghanistan, which alienated him from senior brass at the Pentagon but in many ways helped catapult his reputation within the White House.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
So, if I understand this right, a computer virus disabled Iran’s nuke program, and this general leaked the information that the virus came from ... Israel.
Wow. Israel. Who woulda guessed?
Apparently there’s quite a few that go........ Never mind. Back to the point. And king hussein has a security clearance?!?!?!?!?! He’d never pass a background check with out giving up some more info. Which he won’t. Does it bother anybody else that people like him and san fran nan have access to such info? Scares the crap out of me.
No way Clinton would have passed a security check either.
Shutting down Obamacare is the desire of The American people.
Shutting down Military pay is the goal of Obama, Reid and Pelosi.
Obama, Reid and Pelosi are using this battle over shutting down Obamacare to spin it into blame on the Surrender Republicans for shutting down The Government, starting with the US Military, as usual.
The litmus test for future membership in THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY is lack of fear of being blamed for trying to shutdown Obamacare.
Contact your US Senator today, ESPECIALLY if your Senator is a Democrat.
Probably looked her in the eyes, or did not fix her coffee correctly.
The previous president of the future president?
no Marine should sleep with these snakes
If he looked he in the eye, he’d have turned to stone. Or a pillar of salt.
Our own soviet-style purges.
Fundmentally changing America...
Well, there are two other suspects. The US and Saudi Arabia. Better to keep Iran guessing, IMHO.
My general (no pun intended) rule is to trust no one with stars on his (and especially her) shoulders.
“Our own soviet-style purges.”
When I read the article, Marshal Tukachevsky came to mind.
The wheels on 0bama’s bus go round and round. Stay around 0bama long enough, and you will go under the bus.
All these admirals and generals think that if they play nice with the Democrats, everything will be OK. The Democrats don’t like the military. They see that military budget as a piggy bank that could be used to pay more people to vote Democrat. The purpose of the Democrat party is to elect thieves to public office so that they can have access to the public treasuries so they can loot them.
The picture at the web site doesn’t look like Cartwright to me.
Wasn’t he the fake general in “Where Eagles Dare”?
any General who is an Obama “favorite” or supporter has a screw loose and good riddance
“Yet another General to go down? “
Hey, that’s between him and Obama.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.