To the Editor:
After four combat tours beginning with the invasion of Iraq in 2003, my son is receiving the thanks of a grateful nation by being thrown out of the Army, now that combat troops are no longer needed. I guess I can’t complain. The purpose of the Army is to win wars. It is not a glorified social welfare experiment.
Only ... it is.
The United States military is being used to advance politically correct ideology in direct conflict with its fundamental purpose. To support the feminist agenda, it is being forced to deploy women into direct combat. As a result, sexual assault is rampant. Forcing young, sexually active men and women into military discipline and combat situations is a recipe for disaster, and this very disaster is now being used by the same people who created it to undermine military discipline even further.
The president is also using the military to advance the gay agenda. It is incredible that more than half of the sex crimes plaguing the military are same-sex assaults. This was unheard of before “Don’t ask, don’t tell” opened the ranks to gays. The few assaults that did occur were dealt with immediately, and the perpetrator was removed from the military after appropriate punishment.
The problem of sexual assault could be solved tomorrow by the elimination of these insane social policies forced on the military.
This will not happen. We will continue to live under the tyranny of politically correct ideology until we suffer catastrophic battlefield defeat.
Then perhaps, if we survive as a nation, reality will break through at last.
In the meantime, Bowe Bergdahl will continue to serve on active duty. My son will not.