You can't bull**** people who have been in the military, I've seen plenty of things swept under the rug for various reasons.
There is no policy against proselytizing in the military unless it becomes disruptive or a PR problem with the civilian population. It would probably fall under the category of "military bearing".
No Lives Matter
Last edited by kaya'08; 05-09-09 at 03:41 PM.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
Well, despite it being improper, it is not that bad. But such things are never the end of the discussion. People here are arguing that the "military" shouldn't do such things and that the "military" should not be endorse such things. The argument goes from a few indivuduals behaving badly to the entire military behaving as if on a religious crusade. It's the same self-righteous, self-flaggelation that Westerners do that offers comfort and validity to our enemiss false and exaggerated accusations.
1) They accuse of exaggerated behavior.
2) The ignorant in the West fall all over themselves to be the first to agree that such behavior is bad.
3) The accusers in the Middle East now report on how Westerners also are amiss over such American military behavior.
The non-issue, used to stir the uneducated and ignorant oppressed Middle Eastern masses, now becomes an issue all because Westerners haven't the abililty to step back and place things into perspectives before they run off at the mouth. The worse is when our own media rushes to validate non-issues.
It continues to be a non-story.
These are the facts. If you weren't so eager to protect Democrats as if you owe something to them then you would have realized that this is a Washington thing...not an individual President thing. Perhaps if I mentioned "Republican" when I spoke of Bush or pretended that 8 years of the last decade wasn't under a Democratic President, but really a secret Republican President, you would have enjoyed your partisan position more.
You want to be a Democrat? Own its negative side too.
Last edited by MSgt; 05-10-09 at 03:14 PM.