Generals gone wild
spurn amorous propositions by the opposite sex while on duty. Encouraging groupies strictly forbidden.
What is a ‘groupie?’ It’s a young woman, who seeks to achieve status by intimacy with a celebrity or well-known public figure. In this case, top generals.
Some spadework by us may help the White House and the Pentagon to unearth the lethal Afghan love potion that proves a ‘killer.’ When drunk it turns into hemlock for their generals.
Do the scraggly mountain ranges of the Northwest exhale this exotic aphrodisiac? Or does the bare ruggedness expose the lovers to Adam-and-Eve-like situations. Tempted to taste the forbidden fruit, they end up with paradise lost. Perhaps it’s the eerie loneliness and fear of death that locks generals into a love tangle. Romeos in the region are not the everyday ordinary Joe, but four-star generals! General David Petraeus on assuming charge as director CIA appeared in Afghanistan in April 2011. Call it magic. Call it a mirage. Call it a trapdoor. The most-decorated soldier fell for the charms of his companion, 40-year-old Ms Broadwell, who embedded herself, shadowing the general and then furiously profiling his feats for her book during the day and cavorting at night.
The second ‘victim’ to fall is Gen John R. Allen, the American commander who succeeded David Petraeus in Afghanistan. He’s under investigation for “inappropriate communication” with Jill Kelley, a socialite in Tampa, Florida, who was seen as a rival for David Petraeus’s attentions by his mistress Paula Broadwell. General Allen, who commands 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan, exchanged 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails with Jill Kelley, a married mother of two. Kelley’s parents migrated to America from Lebanon years ago.
Before Petraeus and Allen, we had General Stanley McChrystal as the American commander in Afghanistan. Remember the damning write-up quoting the general jeering team Obama in Rolling Stone magazine (June 2010)? The White House went ballistic. Inflammatory quotes, ascribed to anonymous sources close to the general in Kabul, suggested President Obama as being unfit to be the commanderin-chief. McChrystal’s bluster was summed up as: “The general prides himself on being sharper than anyone else... He never takes his eyes away from the real enemies of the United States: the wimps in the White House.”
Vice President Biden was christened ‘Bite Me’ while Gen James Jones, the national security adviser, was a “clown.” General McChrystal himself was described