I am livid at this! Lousy fucker should have his rank stripped to private and do hard time in Leavenworth!
A U.S. Army general who pleaded guilty to mistreating a junior female officer during one of several improper relationships asked a military judge Wednesday to consider is wife and young sons before deciding his fate.
Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair’s admissions of wrongdoing could bring jail time, though his agreement with the government put an undisclosed cap on penalties in a case that focused attention on how the U.S. military handles sexual misconduct in its ranks.
Sinclair, 51, read a statement before Col. James Pohl to consider “the only truly innocent victims,” according to WNCN reporter Brandon Herring, who is covering the court martial at Fort Bragg in North Carolina:
Sinclair buried his head in his hands when a letter from his wife was read.
In the letter, Rebecca Sinclair says she hasn’t fully forgiven her husband but doesn’t want the Army to punish him and his family further with a significant reduction to his pension and other benefits.
“Believe me when I tell you that the public humiliation and vilification he has endured are nothing compared to the private suffering and guilt that he lives with every day. He is racked with guilt over the pain he has caused me, my children and the Army,” wrote Rebecca Sinclair.
The judge allowed the letter to be read despite prosecutors’ objection to part of it.
Sinclair asked the judge to allow him to retire at reduce rank but not to punish his family by reducing his pension.
Earlier, male and female soldiers called as defense witnesses during the hearing described the 27-year Army veteran as an inspirational, fearless leader whom they admired despite his acknowledgment of an adulterous affair with a female captain.
“[U]I believe that General Sinclair is a man after God’s own heart,[/U]” said retired Colonel James Townsend. “I believe he can be rehabilitated.”
What really has me incensed is how now it is all about the M-O-N-E-Y! Fine, give it to the wife but not one FUCKING dime to this ASSHOLE PHILANDERER!
Such utter baldfaced lies! What filthy rotten corrupt system pervades our military?
SOME MOTHERFUCKING LEADER! BURN IN HELL YOU MISERABLE EXCUSE FOR AN “HONORABLE MAN”[/B]