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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta appeared at a Senate Armed Services Committee congressional hearing, where he said “legal basis” was needed to initiate a no-fly zone over Syria.
Originally posted by Wolf321
And then this
Swirling in the background are allegations from a congressional leader that the $2.7 billion in fuel contracts the two are fighting over constituted war profiteering. In a 2008 letter to then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates, U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., accused Sargeant of bilking taxpayers out of $180 million in a series of contracts his companies were awarded to provide fuel to troops in Iraq. A partial audit by the Defense Department, released in March, concluded that the United States paid Sargeant's companies up to $204 million more than it should have.
www.palmbeachpost.com...Awe he had to give the money back after his criminal buddy got caught. Now who is John McCain really looking out for?
Adding further drama is Sargeant's political past. A formidable GOP fund-raiser, he became finance chairman of the Florida Republican Party in 2006 when Charlie Crist, his Florida State University fraternity brother, became governor. Sargeant stepped down in 2009 after GOP presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. John McCain returned $50,000 in contributions linked to Sargeant. The Washington Post and The New York Times suggested the contributions were illegal because the donors were foreign nationals and they may have been reimbursed.