Thursday, March 14, 2013
Small Hold Salute - Lt. General Craig Franklin - Commander Third Air Force
Anyway I have no clue what his politics are. I have no clue to anything about him except he made a call recently that if done on the up and up for reasons of justice and principal will place him as the most honorable General Officer I know of in the Military today. Not to say there are not others of course, and I really hope there are, but the action of General Franklin if sincere proves he has what it takes to be a true leader and will be deserving of trust.
Last year an Air Force Lt. Colonel named James Wilkerson was accused of sexual assault by a woman who I believe is not military but had a contract working as a physicians assistant at an Air Force base in Italy.
IG to Return to Duty After Conviction Tossed
I suggest you read the article I linked above but if you don't wish to the bottom line is that the woman who accused Colonel Wilkerson had some questionable motives after being asked to leave by Mrs. Wilkerson. A friend of the so called victim even had evidence of text messages and conversations that occurred while the "victim" was saying the attack was going on.
Bottom line the evidence was not allowed in the Military court and it was basically a "He said/She said" thing with absolutely not one shred of any physical evidence an attack occurred. Colonel Wilkerson's Wife insisted he had never left his own bed and stood by him throughout the entire ordeal.
Yet the officers of the Military court convicted Colonel Wilkerson anyway. A popular consensus is they were afraid not to convict him for political and career reasons.
The friend of the "victim" then sent a letter and the evidence to General Franklin and on February 26th as is his right as the unit commander within the UCMJ under an appeal to a military court decision General Franklin threw the verdict out.
For once sanity and personal fortitude triumphed over Feminist religious dogma and personal career politics.
I don't care what anyone says, nor about anything else. That one call took guts and personal honor and for that alone I salute General Franklin. The world and the US Military need more men like you Sir!!!
And it also pissed off Claire McCaskill which means you get a double salute in my book!!!
Please carry on.