Over the last five years, Americans have seen the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Obama Pentagon officials have taken the next step by by hosting events like this past week’s Gay Pride Day at the Pentagon and initializing gay sensitivity training in the Marine Corps.
We have watched the longstanding tradition of keeping women off of the front lines of combat erased and wartime rules of engagement changed in the name of “gender equality.”
Under the umbrella of political correctness, our military was forced to open their arms to radical Islamists who call our military infidels and sworn enemies. Such as in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and the Ft. Hood shooting as well as in the case of Ft. Campbell’s PFC Naser Jason Addo, who was convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction to blow up a restaurant filled with troops.
Other policies have been put in place to discourage the best from enlisting and becoming commissioned officers. ROTC programs have come under assault at top colleges. Military branches like the Navy are being told they'll have to reduce their tuition assistance programs.
“Sequestration” and the cutting of hundreds of billions of dollars from the defense budget, an idea that was hatched inside the Obama White House, is proving devastating the military’s readiness and morale. Training exercises are being canceled. Ships are being mothballed and aircraft taken out of service.
All of this while our military is being demonized by pop culture. In 2011, well known rap artist Soulja Boy released a video which included the words “F*** the troops,” and Psy a Korean music artist whose fame came to him in America for his song Gangnam Style, released a song promoting the killing of American Soldiers.
Hollywood has also done a great job of villainizing our military men and women with the making of movies like Jarhead, Three Kings, and the upcoming release of The Invisible War, a documentary that aims to put a spotlight on sexual assault in the military.
The ultimate goal is clear -- to neuter America’s military as an effective fighting machine and encourage the development of a global “peacekeeping” force. This is in keeping with the Harvard-Bill Ayers-Ivory Tower distrust and hostility to the American military and preference for a “multipolar” world. The result is an America unable and unwilling to defend its own borders and threats to its people. The war on the military is real. And with eight years with Barack Obama as Commander in Chief, the damage may well prove irreversible.