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Commitment to Diversity remark erodes faith in military leadership

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Submitted by Doc Tater (United States), Nov 27, 2009 at 18:01

I spoke with reservists who were between deployments on the day after the Fort Hood shootings. They all said they didn't trust Muslims in our military, and don't see any reason to make believe they do. They all recognized the alarming signs of Nidal Hasan's disloyalty, with no hesitation or uncertainty. They all said they don't trust officers who seem to be saying they are more worried about protecting military diversity than protecting the Constitution or the nation or their own troops.

Command must be believed in by the troops or it isn't followed, and a commitment to diversity at the expense of national security and at the expense of safety on American military bases is only going to erode faith in the chain of command.

This silliness at Fort Hood is what happens when the military is run by the same P.C. managment techniques and same do-nothing business models that our corporations use, all of which seem to serve the sole purpose of allowing commanders to avoid getting written up for any supervisory or command decisions that might be interpreted as contrary to affirmative action and political correctness. The same recent business models and managment techniques that failed Lehman Brothers and failed Chrysler are failing the US Army.

Let's go back to an army with an officer corps of warriors like Patton and Nelson, not a bunch of wimpy, brown-nosing p.c. "managers". Let's go back to military campaigns where we name, dehumanize, demonize, and kill the enemy with overwhelming force applied decisively, relentlessly and ruthlessly (yes, ruthlessly, because it's war and not a square dance) until victory is certain. That's what it took to win World War II, and we haven't won a single war since World War II. We are in a war, a global jihad, and there's no room for foolish notions of neutrality or compromise or appeasing the enemy. Islam is, today, what the Nazi party was in the 1930's and 1940"s, only it's larger, richer, and sneakier.

Would it really be that much of a loss (no) if we discharged all the ~1700 Muslims from the US military? How many overtly goose-stepping, card-carrying nazi's did we have in the US Army in 1943? How many US Marine Corps officers walked around base in "Tojo drag", openly announcing their loyalty to Imperial Japan, in 1944? What kind of stupid crap has corrupted our military thinking, anyway?

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