GOP Convention in VIOLATION of it's own DOD Directive issued 8/02/04
Posted by rob-ok-vin
Added to homepage Sat Aug 28th 2004, 09:15 AM ET
In direct violation
of DOD policy issued August 02, 2004, the
Republican National Convention is touting 3% of it's 4800 delegates
(144 delegates) as active duty military personnel. The new
initiative, put out and signed by Deputy Defense Secretary Paul
Wolfowitz outlines the policies regarding active duty military
personnel. Among the policy's prohibited behaviors or activities is
DOD Directive 1344.10 under section 18.104.22.168 is:
4.1.2. A member on active duty shall not:
22.214.171.124. Participate in partisan political management, campaigns, or
conventions (unless attending a convention as a spectator when not in
This new policy, enacted after the Democratic Convention (July 26-29),
clearly states the prohibited and acceptable behaviors of military
personnel in regards to political affiliation and endorsements.
The Republican National Party is touting these military delegates in
direct violation of their own Defense Department directive. These
delegates face disciplinary action under the DOD directive:
4.4.4. A member who violates any of the prohibitions in
sub-paragraphs 4.1.2., 4.2.1., 4.3.1., or 4.3.4., or enclosure 3, of
this Directive may be subject to disciplinary or adverse administrative
action under Service regulations.
This is unbelievable breaking news which
has not, to my knowledge, been covered in any other media outlet.
This is a DU exclusive.
Let's get this story out to the mainstream media before the start of the
RNC and put the focus on this administration's further violations of
it's own policies and procedures.
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