Sunday, May 11, 2008

Adm. John 'Boomer' Stufflebeem--Papa Bush's Boy

Vice Adm. John Stufflebeem in bygone days was a punter for the Naval Academy football team earning him the nickname "boomer". Apparently the Admiral possessed another supreme skill: lying. "As a commander, Stufflebeem was a military aide to President George H.W. Bush, and after rising to flag rank, was the public face of the Afghanistan war as he briefed reporters from the podium at the Pentagon while serving as deputy director of global operations on the Joint Staff." Link. "Stufflebeem, then a 37-year-old commander, pretended to be a widower, telling the woman that his wife had died of breast cancer and that he was raising his two children on his own, according to the Inspector General’s report, obtained by Navy Times through the Freedom of Information Act. In fact, Stufflebeem was still living with his wife at the time. The report says Stufflebeem had sex with the State Department staffer in sleeping quarters in the White House basement and when the two traveled abroad with the White House travel team." Link.

When the affair came to the attention of Stufflebeem's superiors at the White House, he was relieved of his duties and reassigned back to the Navy. What was President H. W. Bush's response when apprised of the allegations against Stufflebeem? He wrote to the admiral saying, "You are missed already [at the White House]. * * * "You have a fine career ahead, and quite obviously, I want to help that career along for you have served here with distinction." Bush wrote a second letter to his Navy superiors saying Stufflebeem should be promoted as soon as possible. Link. Papa Bush was known to have had his own mistress at the time so he couldn't very well come down hard on his military aide for dipping the wick. Underneath all the medals and fancy suites, sailors are sailors. Papa Bush is an old sailor himself. Here is the complete inspector general's report on Stufflebeem for the prurient.

Why fire this admiral now?
But here's the strange part that caught Conspiracy Theory Central's attention. Lying , cheating admirals don't really rate the bat of eye (although Boomer's tall tale about the wife dead of cancer ranks as a supreme whopper). This affair happened 18 years ago. It was recently dredged up when an "anonymous letter" was sent to the Navy. The letter didn't come from the former mistress. So what's the motive for torpedoing the admiral after all these years? Admiral Stufflebeem is publicly known to be a critic of the Navy's plans to bomb Iran. Link. Another high ranking critic of Bush's plan to bomb Iran was Admiral Fallon who has also been forced into early retirement. Link. Pretty cool how the people who really run Washington kept promoting Stufflebeem while stashing this nice bit of blackmail material. Then when the Admiral went off script refusing to go along with the Iran program, they cut his legs off. Surely the other admirals who might also disagree with the Iran objective have gotten the message: toe the line or get disemboweled.

Lord knows it's imperative the United States bomb Iran back into the stone age. We're running out of things to bomb in Iraq. The next country over is Iran. What's the use of having all these nice new shinny bombers over there in the Middle East if we don't use them? I mean the boys need targets. Let's get on the hump Bush Junior and bomb us some Iran before those Godless democrats capture the White House.

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