The U.S. Army believes that the U.S. military’s insensitivity is a reason why terrorists are killing us in Afghanistan. More specifically, the Breitbart story “New Army Handbook: ‘Ignorance’ and ‘Lack of Empathy’ cause of U.S. Deaths” says a draft army handbook attributes the rise in Green-on-Blue deaths to our ignorance and/or lack of empathy for Afghans.
Hello? We’re spending BILLIONS in Afghanistan and giving THOUSANDS of lives and our own military thinks we are insensitive?
This clearly reflects the intrusion of politics into our modern military–a shame and disgrace but a harbinger of things to come for new recruits. Fortunately, the Breitbart article implies that the handbook should never see the light of day.
But with kooks in Congress like Senator “we’ve got to eliminate the rich” Frank Lautenberg saying things like “[Republicans in Congress] don’t deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution,” our military will be even more politicized and the “blame us first” mentality is not the last we’ll see of politics in uniform.
On a positive note, more homosexuals in the military should improve our sensitivity.