The United States Army is infected by political correctness. We've seen it on the battlefield where commanders are often trying to accommodate the enemy ("win their hearts and minds"), rather than kill him. We see it in the way the brass ties itself up in knots over the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, and that's when the Army isn't struggling mightily to excuse the behavior of a psychopath that was recruited, trained, promoted and protected -- because bringing Major Hassan's behavior, activities and attitudes to light might have cost someone OTHER THAN Maj. Hassan their career -- until he went on a shooting spree and killed 13 of his fellow soldiers.
As Colonel Tom Collins (perhaps he drinking some) made clear in the article:
"...We're an all-inclusive military," Collins said. "We honor all faiths. ... Our message to our service and civilian work force is about the need for diversity and appreciation of all faiths...."
Now, it's also about sensitivity to the enemy's feelings; Franklin Graham, son of Evangelist Preacher Billy Graham, had been invited to attend a National Day of Prayer ceremony at the Pentagon, but that invitation has been rescinded, because...wait for it...the Army has decided that Graham is an "inappropriate" speaker because he once made disparaging remarks about...Islam.
What did Graham say?
"...Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, in 2001 described Islam as evil. More recently, he has said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins...."
Now, I'm not one to defend faith, as I think it's a disgusting little bit of self-delusion that people have used in a variety of ways for centuries, mostly for evil, but this is insane. In case no one told the US Army, the enemy is Islamic, and although we keep trying to make distinctions between "Good" and "Bad" Muslims, the truth is that there really isn't any such distinction to be made. Islam is not a religion, although it plays one of TV; it's a system by which total control can be exercised over those infected with it. The Nazis and Soviet Communists would have been green with envy, because Islam succeeded where they both failed.
And it's overarching principle is this: you are permitted to rape, murder, destroy, forcibly convert, steal, and enslave, so long as the victims aren't other Muslims. It's like an excuse to unleash the very worst in human nature while giving the perpetrators the ability to justify it, and thus, avoid the guilt normal people feel. This is the driving impulse behind Islam: the True Believer is directed to spread the system by the sword, violence is the means by which Islam found it's way out of the depths of the Arabian deserts and was carried to the four corners of the globe. The Islamic Warrior is supposed to be ruthless, dedicated, violent, and intimidating, because when he applies these tools in a whatever convoluted way his "religion" desires, he's promised a place in Heaven for it.
In our military, if you punch a terrorist in the stomach, they bring you up on charges. Under Islam, if you walk into an Israeli kindergarten with explosive boxer shorts, you're a martyr to the cause, and celebrated as a hero.
That's what Franklin Graham denigrated. A sick, sorry, twisted excuse for religion, practiced by the absolute dregs of the Earth. That, United States Army, is who the enemy is. Not Rev. Graham, but the guys dressed in the pile of dirty laundry with the RPG's and the death wish.
I say let Franklin Graham pray in front of the Pentagon all he wants; if that's what the troops want, then that's fine. Also because every time he does (and others like him do) it annoys the fuck out of the Towelheads, and we should never pass up an opportunity to make them, at the very least, uncomfortable. Especially since no one's making any great effort to KILL them in the tens of millions.
I'm going to go out on a (not-much-of) a limb here and guess that whoever made this decision is probably an Obama appointee , because this is the sort of niggling (OMG! Did you really just use the "N-Word", you racist?) stupid, anal-retentive detail that would consume the waking thoughts of a good little Libtard who understands Her (it's gotta be a Her) marching orders and Her place within the Libtard pecking order.
In fact, it wouldn't surprise me at all if this was simply an offshoot of the other Libtard who won a court case last week in which it was determined that the National Day of Prayer was a violation of the First Amendment.
This war would have been over a very long time ago had someone simply remembered that wars are won by making the enemy suffer, horribly, so as to destroy confidence in his System and Way of Life, while steadily degrading his ability to continue the fight. Apparently, the Rules have been rewritten to ensure that we kill no one, rebuild everything we bomb (and they re-bomb, and re-re-bomb), and that we make no disparaging remarks about the enemy's culture.
There's no longer any need to wonder why we're still in Iraq and Afghanistan, and why Iran has decided that we're all bark and no bite. The United States Army is not only reluctant to kill the enemy, it'll now make sure we don't insult him, either.
(Ed. Note: this is not a scathing indictment of the troops being shot at, it's a denigration of their leadership, which is consumed by Political Correctness. I'm certain that if the leadership took the leash off, the Troops would make a pile of dead Muslims that would reach into space, and never again would any Islamic nutjob raise as much as an eyebrow in our direction).