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    Military hit for correctness

    "The U.S. military is guilty of political correctness toward domestic Islamic terror, according to a congressional report made public Wednesday that concludes al Qaeda is using U.S.-based Muslim radicals to plan mass casualty attacks.. a “potentially devastating development” for the security of troops and their families".

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Military hit for correctness - Washington Times

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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Sounds more like an opinion piece than an intelligence report to be perfectly blunt, but given King's prior history I'm not terribly surprised.
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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Sounds more like an opinion piece than an intelligence report to be perfectly blunt, but given King's prior history I'm not terribly surprised.
    The news article itself sounds more like an op-ed than an actual news story, but it's the Washington Times so I'm not particularly surprised.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Sounds more like an opinion piece than an intelligence report to be perfectly blunt, but given King's prior history I'm not terribly surprised.

    So the House Homeland Security Committee is lying to the American people just for the thrill of it? and The Washington Times is going along with it?

    Get real!

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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    So the House Homeland Security Committee is lying to the American people just for the thrill of it? and The Washington Times is going along with it?

    Get real!
    I stated that at a glance, it sounded like a heavily opinion oriented report, not necessarily outright deception. Not sure why you're under the impression that the Washington Times is somehow "above" sensationalism and/or shoddy journalism. That being said, I was commenting on the brief description of the report itself not the accompanying news article.

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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I stated that at a glance, it sounded like a heavily opinion oriented report, not necessarily outright deception. Not sure why you're under the impression that the Washington Times is somehow "above" sensationalism and/or shoddy journalism. That being said, I was commenting on the brief description of the report itself not the accompanying news article.
    I'd suggest you read the article.

    If you chose to label a Committee Report as opinion, which is PC in itself, its your prerogative.

    Some facts are just facts and can't be change into opinion.

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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    "The U.S. military is guilty of political correctness toward domestic Islamic terror, according to a congressional report made public Wednesday that concludes al Qaeda is using U.S.-based Muslim radicals to plan mass casualty attacks.. a “potentially devastating development” for the security of troops and their families".

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Military hit for correctness - Washington Times
    All this information has been available for quite a long while on Islamic web sites and of course their ambitions aren't restricted to the United States.

    Many people are in denial over this, especially leftists, because it conflicts with their world view about capitalism being the true enemy. Others regard the reality too difficult to contemplate, just as people have done prior to every modern war.

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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The news article itself sounds more like an op-ed than an actual news story, but it's the Washington Times so I'm not particularly surprised.
    It doesn't "sound like" an op-ed at all. It is a news story with links to different sites for verification. Are you commenting without actually reading it?

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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    All this information has been available for quite a long while on Islamic web sites and of course their ambitions aren't restricted to the United States.

    Many people are in denial over this, especially leftists, because it conflicts with their world view about capitalism being the true enemy. Others regard the reality too difficult to contemplate, just as people have done prior to every modern war.
    Speaking of a world view not based in reality.

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    Re: Military hit for correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I stated that at a glance, it sounded like a heavily opinion oriented report, not necessarily outright deception. Not sure why you're under the impression that the Washington Times is somehow "above" sensationalism and/or shoddy journalism. That being said, I was commenting on the brief description of the report itself not the accompanying news article.
    And you felt sufficiently informed to contribute an opinion. It easier that way, isn't it?

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