Friday, May 08, 2015

Air Force general resigns command after ‘drunker than 10,000 Indians’ remark

Caught out by a bit of military slang

An Air Force general resigned his command last week after making insulting remarks about Native Americans.

Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz, commander of the 19th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, made the comments during a disciplinary hearing last month for a lower-ranking officer accused of being intoxicated, reported the Express-News.

Keltz told the officer he appeared to be “drunker than 10,000 Indians” in a photo entered as evidence in the hearing.

The other officer had accepted a finding of wrongdoing in a previous hearing, and Keltz berated him after the officer had asked for a reduced punishment during the April 9 hearing.

Keltz is a decorated combat pilot who led task forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.



Anonymous said...

Some people rise to positions of command far beyond their capabilities.

Anonymous said...

I guess that if he had said "drunker than 10,000 Irishmen" that would have drawn a pass. I see nothing racist about his statement unless you believe that Indians are more susceptible to drunkenness than anyone else or are more "drunk" when intoxicated than someone else. Ridiculous but they have to hang on to an illusion.


Anonymous said...

You appear to be drunker than 10,000 humans with the proper race and gender distribution as per the current census information. oy

Anonymous said...

If this pc bullshit keeps up there will be no credible defence force to defend the country because they are too non-pc for the left. Good luck with that scenario after Obama has finished his culling of capable generals.

Anonymous said...

The problem is PC libs don't join the military. They just criticize it. They are toooo important to risk their lives for others.

Anonymous said...

"Drunker than 10,000 politicians." There, all better now.