What an idiot:

A high-ranking Army general based in Italy has been suspended after accusations he sent illicit Facebook messages to an enlisted soldier’s wife, calling her “HOTTIE.”

The Pentagon is now probing Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington, who oversees Army operations in Africa from a base in northern Italy, USA Today first reported.

He allegedly sent the unnamed woman — whose husband is not under Harrington’s command — a range of messages though social media, and at one point encouraged her to delete them.