The American military includes some of our best and brightest young men–both officers and enlisted. These men have volunteered to protect the freedoms that all of us hold dear. It is very unfortunate when our government undermines the valuable work these men do.
On April 28, the Washington Times posted a story about one of these valiant young men who help protect us. Lt. Col Matthew Dooley is a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran.
A website on facebook gives the background of his story:
He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the the Joint Forces Staff College. The course “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” ,which was suggested and approved by the Joint Forces Staff College, caught the attention of several Islamic Groups, and they wanted to make an example of him.
They collectively wrote a letter expressing their outrage, and the Pro-Islamic Obama Administration was all too happy to assist. The letter was passed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey. Dempsey publicly degraded and reprimanded Dooley, and Dooley received a negative Officer Evaluation Report almost immediately (which he had aced for the past 5 years). He was relieved of teaching duties, and his career has been red-flagged.
The story continues in the Washington Times:
The board, however, was overruled by Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, then the Army’s vice chief and now chief of U.S. Central Command. He ordered Col. Dooley’s name removed from the candidates list, said Mr. Thompson, who added that he had read the “official use only” memo.
…Mr. Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center in Michigan, said the blame for Col. Dooley’s treatment ultimately belongs to ArmyGen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Dempsey publicly condemned Col. Dooley’s teachings and set into motion investigations that resulted in his firing.
This is not only wrong, it is dangerous. As the Boston Marathon bombings illustrated, radical Islam is a threat to America. We have two choices, we can either bury our heads in the sand in the name of political correctness or we can grow up and deal with the problem. Col. Dooley was attempting to deal with the problem when he ran headlong into the chopping blades of political correctness.
The most telling paragraphs in the Washington Times article:
The groups, which include two tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, which calls for global Islamic law, demanded that the government scrub its teaching on Islam. The White House complied.
I hope America survives long enough to elect a President who understands that we have radical Islamists in America and they desire to harm us. To bend to the demands of groups that call for a global caliphate is national suicide.