Pat Buchanan: Immigration Reform Will Be the End of America

Pat Buchanan: Immigration Reform Will Be the End of America

Pat Buchanan: Immigration Reform Will Be the End of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pat Buchanan spewing racist vitriol again, saying America will break up, just like the Soviet Union, if immigration reform is passed. In other words, in his mind, immigration reform will mean the end of white dominance in this country:

What you get is a growing disintegration of the country, a fragmentation into different parts. And we see this happening all over the world in the last few decades, where ethnic groups and linguistic minorities, ethnic minorities, cultural minorities, given the pressures of ethno-nationalism, are breaking up countries all over the world. It’s happening all over the Middle East; it happened in the Balkans, where Yugoslavia broke up into seven countries; the Soviet Union broke up into 15 countries.

You put 100 million Hispanic folks in the United States, and say 70 million of them on the southwest border, that becomes as much a part of Mexico as it is of the United States. If they have a different language, different culture, different faith, basically you get two peoples and two peoples eventually become two countries.

This is what I see as the future of America is the balkanization and disintegration of the country that had become one nation back around 1960, when all the immigrants who had come from eastern and southern Europe 1890-1920 had been assimilated and Americanized. We’d all gone through the Depression together, heard radio together, went through World War II together, and American television together. That brought us all together, and now we’re falling apart.

Drudge Report Continues Attack on Newt Gingrich: Pat Buchanan Says Reagan White House Saw Him as a “Political Opportunist”

The Drudge Report continues its attack on Newt Gingrich, linking to more Republicans unloading on the presidential hopeful. Pat Buchanan, who has credibility issues of his own, says the Reagan White House saw Newt Gingrich as a “political opportunist” and someone who was “not trusted.” Um, this is the same Newt Gingrich who Nancy Reagan said her husband passed the baton to. Either Nancy Reagan has dementia or she didn’t know as much about the Reagan White House as she claimed.

“[I]n the Reagan White House, Newt Gingrich was considered quite frankly by a lot of folks to be something of a political opportunist and who was not trusted and who had played no role whatsoever,” Buchanan said. “He was a Rockefeller Republican in the great Goldwater-Rockefeller battle, where conservatism came of age.”

Buchanan also theorized that Gingrich stumbled in two debates this week because he was caught off guard by all these people who turned on him.

“I do think this, though. Newt has been pounded merciously,” Buchanan said. “He had people he worked with basically turn on him and dump on him down there in Florida, which somehow I think may have had some role in the fact that the great fighter and battler of South Carolina had no fight in him whatsoever in the Monday and Thursday debates in Florida.’

“He let Mitt Romney punch him silly. And he has lost all his momentum. And John, I’m not going to make any predictions because I thought the battler of South Carolina would win Florida, but Romney is surging and it looks like Romney may win Florida. And if he does, it’s all over.” Source: Daily Caller

Here’s a list of links from The Drudge Report slamming Newt Gingrich:

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Pat Buchanan Blames “People of Color,” “Militant Gay Rights Groups” for Pending MSNBC Termination

Pat Buchanan blames “militant gay rights groups” and “people of color” for pending termination from MSNBC. Really Pat? Could your continued association with white supremacist groups be the straw that broke the camel’s back? Well, Pat Buchanan attacked gay rights and civil rights groups for pressuring MSNBC network president Phil Griffin to fire him after the release of his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower.  His appearance on racist The Political Cesspool radio show may have played a role in their decision as well. We reviewed the book, ” Suicide of a Superpower,” which we found to be racist and just plain disgusting, particularly the chapters entitled “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America.” Why any one published this book is beyond me, but people will do crazy things in the name of profit.

Pat Buchanan told Sean Hannity, “Look, for a long period of time the hard left, militant gay rights groups, militant — they call themselves civil rights groups, but I’m not sure they’re concerned about civil rights — people of color, Van Jones, these folks and others have been out to get Pat Buchanan off T.V., deny him speeches, get his column canceled.”

“This has been done for years and years and years and it’s the usual suspects doing the same thing again. But my view is, you write what you believe to be the truth.” Buchanan said he has not received a “formal notification” of his termination from the network, although executives have hinted that he will not return to the airwaves. Source: Think Progress

Not to worry, Fox News would probably welcome Pat Buchanan with open arms. I have been blogging about Pat Buchanan’s vile racist rhetoric for years. The chickens have come home to roost.

Listen to Pat Buchanan being interviewed by Sean Hannity:

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Has MSNBC Fired Pat Buchanan for Appearance on Pro-White Radio Show Or Will the Hatemonger be Back?

Pat Buchanan in Manchester, NH

Has MSNBC Fired Pat Buchanan for Appearance on Pro-White Radio Show Or Will the Hatemonger be Back? (Wikipedia)

The notion that MSNBC could even have to deliberate on whether to fire racist political analyst Pat Buchanan is a slap in the face off all those people he has offended. There is no real decision to make here. In case you haven’t noticed, Pat Buchanan hasn’t been on the at MSNBC lately over his appearance on white nationalist radio show The Political Cesspool with James Edwards promoting his latest book, Suicide of a Superpower, which was garbage, in my opinion. Pat Buchanan pushes a vile brand of racist rhetoric on par with other nationalist wingnuts, though he hasn’t called for violence, but his words are just as dangerous. Those words could lead nativists and white supremacists to conclude that his words are a call to action because their faith, civilization and ethnicity are in jeopardy. Pat Buchanan loves to feed the crazy fundamentalist extremists all over the place.

I have been blogging for the last two and a half years that Pat Buchanan and his sister, Bay Buchanan, have no place on television and should be disqualified from the political discourse because of the extremist views and the questionable “friends.” MSNBC doesn’t  have the guts to do the right thing. They will sneak him back on television when the furor subsides. If you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. You can’t change the facts about Pat Buchanan — a racist windbag.

MSNBC’s top executive said Saturday that he hasn’t decided whether conservative commentator and author Pat Buchanan will be allowed back on the network.

Buchanan, a former GOP presidential candidate and a paid MSNBC contributor, hasn’t been on the network since the publication of his book “Suicide of a Superpower” last October. The book has chapters titled “The End of White America” and “The Death of Christian America” and its author argues that the United States is in the “Indian summer of our civilization.”

“When Pat was on his book tour, because of the content of the book, I didn’t think it should be part of the national dialogue much less part of the dialogue on MSNBC,” said MSNBC President Phil Griffin. The minority advocacy group Color of Change has circulated a petition urging MSNBC to fire Buchanan.

Buchanan did appear for an interview about his book in October on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” where host Sean Hannity said, “welcome out of exile.” Griffin would not discuss the length of Buchanan’s contract with MSNBC or whether it would be renewed. Source: CBS News

Mark my words. If MSNBC doesn’t get the cojones and fire Pat Buchanan, they will sneak him back on the air when the presidential election campaign heats up. Yeah, that’s when they think people will be so fired up about their candidate that they won’t notice if they bring him back for his “analysis.”

Pat Buchanan Says "Blacks Have Lost the American Identity They Had During Segregation"

Pat Buchanan says “blacks have lost the American identity they had during segregation,which didn’t prevent us from being one people.

Patrick J. Buchanan, author of the “Suicide of a Superpower,” which we reviewed, is showing just why people of color should continue to distrust him. He appeared on WPAB’s The Mark Davis Show and said, blacks have lost the American identity they had during segregation. This man is crazy and thinks he can pass his brand of racism off as logic.

DAVIS: There’s a statement you made maybe three or four books back that I’ve quoted so much, so often, always with credit, because it makes people’s eyebrows go way up, but they need to pause and understand it, and that is that the African-Americans, the black Americans of pre-Civil Rights Act America — I mean, yes, it, was a country that had colored water fountains, and nobody is looking to go back to that, but the black Americans of 1960 were more woven into the fabric of the America of that time than many of today’s black Americans are woven into the America of this time. What do you make of that?

BUCHANAN: You know, that’s — let me tell you, I grew up in Washington, D.C. I was in high school when Brown vs. The Board Of Education came down and I remember before it came down we had one black player on our football team, a Catholic team, and public high schools wouldn’t play us. And we had to go up to Pennsylvania on these back roads and find teams that would play our school.

But you are right. In the 1950s, for example, Washington, D.C., was a segregated town. It wasn’t Birmingham, Alabama, but it was segregated, clear and simple. But we all had a common religion, we all worshiped the same god, we all went to schools where American literature was taught, the English language was our language, we all rooted for the same teams, we read the same newspapers, we listened to the same music. We were a people then. We were all Americans.

Now I’m not saying segregation was good. But what I was saying, that did not prevent us from being one people. If you’d ask those black folks that are traveling abroad, “Who are you?” “I am an American.” That was their first identity in my judgment at that time. Clearly they were African-Americans, but we didn’t use hyphenated terms in those days. And so I think that what we had then, which was a sense of cultural and social one-ness, we were a people, that I think that is what is being lost. Across the divide now, people are calling names, they’re not communicating, and I think it’s really a tragedy and it could be a disaster for this country.

How can he have the hubris to assert that blacks felt as one with America? That’s like saying the Ku Klux Klan and blacks lived in harmony, even hanging out together. In case he forgot, we had separate entrances, couldn’t eat at most lunch counters, had to sit in separate sections in the theaters, weren’t allowed in many schools, churches, hospitals and neighborhoods, unless we were domestic helpers or laborers. Should I go on? Isn’t it time for Joe Scarborough and the gang over at MSNBC to see Pat Buchanan for who he really is, a foe of multiculturalism and hostile to the black community. He is so bothered by the “browning” of America, as stated in his book. It is an affront to suggest that blacks were better off in any way during segregation. We were lynched and denigrated.

Pat Buchanan, MSNBC Analyst, Says Former VP Al Gore is Like the "Birthers"

Pat Buchanan is at it again. Yesterday he appeared on the “Hardball” show and told host Chris Matthews that former Vice President Al Gore’s work on climate change is like the so called Birthers’ efforts to get the country to believe that President Obama is not a citizen. Here’s a part of the transcript.

PAT BUCHANAN: Global Warming is now a hoax–

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you think Global Warming is a hoax?

BUCHANAN: I do think it’s a hoax.

MATTHEWS: It’s a hoax?

BUCHANAN: I think it goes up and down. The idea this is grave–

MATTHEWS: — CO2 emissions, greenhouse gases, doesn’t exist?

BUCHANAN: No, it does, of course it exists. The idea we’re all gonna die of this is utter nonsense. It’s a power transfer to governments here, and governments abroad.

MATTHEWS: And the motivation is what?

BUCHANAN: And the motivation is power. It always is in government.

MATTHEWS: So people like Al Gore have cooked this up to get what?

BUCHANAN: No, I think he believes it, Chris, like the Birthers believe it. He’s just like they are. It’s a religious belief with them. Source: Treehugger

Comparing the beliefs of the Birthers to the work of elder statesman and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore is downright ridiculous and insulting. The Birthers have absolutely no evidence that the President was born in Kenya and it has been proven that he was born in Hawaii. Though they did try to pass off a fake birth certificate of an Australian man off as proof of the president’s birth in Kenya. Gore’s work on climate change and his call for action is supported by scientific work from around the world. Both Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have received the Nobel Prize for their work on climate change. Gee, Pat, what exactly is your claim to fame, other than being President Richard Nixon’s mouthpiece and a racist?

Pat Buchanan Says President Obama’s Administration Maybe Heading for Trouble, Compares to Storm Clouds that Gathered Before Pres. Richard Nixon’s Fall

I came across a very interesting article written by Pat Buchanan, who I have considered to be very racist in many of his positions, much like his sister Bay Buchanan. Nonetheless, I am amazed that he has jumped from earlier criticisms of President Barack Obama as exhibiting traits of former President Jimmy Carter, to now comparing him to former President Richard Nixon. Below is the article in its entirety as found on right-wing propaganda machine World Net Daily, which has pushed the issue of President Obama’s birth certificate ad nauseaum.

Has Obama’s luck run out?
by Pat Buchanan, posted on World Net Daily

Posted: July 23, 2009
10:30 pm Eastern © 2009

“The sound alone was worth the $24 billion!”

So said fellow Nixon speechwriter Ray Price as the mighty Saturn V rocket lifted Apollo 11 and Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins off the launch pad, three miles away, on the start of their voyage to the moon.

It was a splendid moment in that first year of the Nixon presidency, a year that had gone remarkably well for a minority president who had come to office with both houses held by the opposition.

Within weeks of taking office, Nixon had taken a grand tour of the European capitals. He had proposed a Family Assistance Plan, cooked up in Pat Moynihan’s shop, to wide applause. He had announced a withdrawal of 100,000 troops from Vietnam.

He would greet the astronauts on the aircraft carrier in the Pacific on their return, travel to Guam to announce the Nixon Doctrine, journey on to Vietnam and visit the troops, thence to Romania – the first U.S. president to travel behind the Iron Curtain.

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Returning in triumph, Nixon departed for his August vacation.

When he returned to D.C., the storm clouds had gathered.

In mid-October, hundreds of thousands of protesters surrounded the White House demanding an immediate withdrawal from Vietnam, egged on by a media establishment that had cheered JFK and LBJ all the way into liberalism’s war.

With David Broder writing of the “breaking of the president,” Nixon went on national television to implore the “great silent majority” to stand with him for peace with honor in Vietnam.

The networks trashed the speech. But Vice President Spiro Agnew launched a counter-attack on media power and prejudice. By December, after another 500,000 had marched on Washington, Nixon was at 68 percent approval and Agnew, after Nixon and Billy Graham, was the third most admired man in America.

Though elected in November 1968, it was November 1969 that made the Nixon presidency and produced the New Majority Republicans would rely on for decades. Obama is approaching such a moment of truth.

The universal health insurance plans being advanced all appear too complex, costly and non-credible to pass both houses. The cap-and-trade carbon emissions bill, with its huge costs to be passed on to U.S. producers and consumers, as China opts out, seems an act of national masochism.

The $787 billion stimulus bill has done zip to stimulate the economy. Less than 10 percent of the money has gone out the door, which makes one wonder why it was called a stimulus package. Unemployment is at 9.5 percent, well above what the Obamaites predicted, and rising.

As worrisome is the situation in Afghanistan. The United States has 66,000 troops in country or on the way, as our NATO allies look for the exit ramp. We are seven and a half years in and the Afghan army is not remotely capable of defending the nation or regime.

Afghanistan is now Obama’s war. He made the decision to deepen U.S. involvement as we headed out of Iraq. Yet, it is unclear how many U.S. troops will be needed, for how long, to create a stable government and army that can secure the national territory and prevent a return of al-Qaida.

Moreover, Kabul continues to protest U.S. air strikes that continue to kill civilians, as Pakistan protests the Marine offensive in Helmand that is driving the Taliban into Baluchistan, where a secessionist movement is developing.

Pakistan also seems more worried about shifting its army away from the border with India than about defeating an Afghan Taliban with whom it had a working relationship before 9/11.

We are thus today pushing the Afghan regime to do what it is not capable of doing and the Pakistani government and army into doing what it would prefer not to do. This does not appear a formula for victory.

Also looming is the issue of Iran’s nuclear program.

Obama has moved up from December to September the deadline for serious discussions to begin. If they have not begun by October, will Obama go to the U.N. for sanctions? If the Russians and Chinese object, will Obama and NATO impose sanctions of their own? Will Obama step on an escalator leading inexorably to war? Or authorize Israel to launch an attack?

Does Obama have the authority to take us to war against a nation that has not attacked us? If so, where did he get this authority? While Congress would readily agree to sanctions, would it sign off on yet another war?

From North Korea to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Honduras, and from the economy to health care to carbon emissions, things are not going Obama’s way. He is 10 points below where Nixon was after a full year, and on economic issues – unemployment, the deficit, spending – he is under 50 percent.

This presidency is not yet in trouble, but it is sure headed that way. Source: World Net Daily

I find it amazing that President Obama, six months into his presidency is being made to seem very ineffective. I must admit, that I have wanted to see the President come out swinging on the issue with the health care system overhaul instead of seemingly restrained or even conciliatory to the “blue dog” Democrats and his other critics. Still, that’s just one issue and to suddenly write his administration off after six months is ridiculous. President George W. Bush, by far one of the worst presidents in American history, was granted eight years to completely wreck this country. Where was Pat Buchanan and all the right-wing pundits then? I didn’t hear them screaming “ineffective president” or “his Administration will fail” afte six months.

Gary Frago, Atwater City Councilman, Sends Racist Emails About President Obama, Says ‘Nigger Rigs’ Should be Called ‘Presidential Solutions’

Another elected official has been caught sending racist emails. According to the Merced Sun-Star, Atwater (Calif.) City Councilman Gary Frago has sent at least a half-dozen e-mails to city staff and other prominent community members containing racist jokes aimed at President Barack Obama, his wife and black people in general. Some of the emails, sent from October 2008 to February 2009, compared President Obama to O. J. Simpson and others suggested that “nigger rigs” should now be called “presidential solutions.” Get this, the most hurtful email was reportedly sent on January 15 and read: “Breaking News Playboy just offered Sarah Palin $1 million to pose nude in the January issue. Michelle Obama got the same offer from National Geographic.” Wow. That’s just mean-spirited and down right racist. Mr. Frago admitted sending the e-mails, but showed no regret. He told the Sun-Star,”If they’re from me, then I sent them,” he said. “I have no disrespect for the president or anybody, they weren’t meant in any bad way or harm.” Really? They seem racist to me and the last thing an “ELECTED” official needs to engage is in race baiting.

The list of people who either sent or received the e-mails reads like a who’s who of Atwater community and political leadership, including a county supervisor, a former police chief, a city manager, a former city council member, a former president of a veterans group, a former grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, among others. All the jokes that Frago sent originated from others, the e-mails show. Those who could be identified were Bob Rieger, a retired Atwater city works employee; Michael McIntyre, a Merced resident; and Lee Aldridge, a retired Air Force colonel in Alabama. Most of the recipients said they do not recall receiving the e-mails and several of the senders either do not remember sending them or claim they were not meant to be harmful.

While recent racial barriers have been broken — such as the election of a black president — and most outright racial and prejudice is not acceptable in public, local civil rights activists and others believe the e-mails illustrate the racism that lingers behind some doors assumed to be closed in Atwater and America.

Frago, 63, who was the city’s first paid firefighter and has been on the City Council since 2000, said the e-mails were not meant to harm anyone. He has nothing against black people or the president, he said.”I don’t see where there’s a story, I’m not the only one that does it,” he said. “I didn’t originate them, they came to me and I just passed them on.” Source: Merced Sun-Star

You may not be able to control everything that comes into your email inbox to some degree, but you can delete racist emails and not forward them to all your friends. This is just hateful and it is a sad commentary on where we are as a people on race issues. The scourge of racism is still ingrained in our society and it is a tragedy. How can the United States set itself on a pedestal as the leader of the free world, but yet we have such hate mongering and race baiting still occurring everyday? Pat Buchanan has called Judge Sonia Sotomayor a racist, an Affirmative Action baby, unpublished, among other hurtful things he has said about this woman. In the grand scheme of things, this is a sad commentary. Councilman Frago should resign from his position, given the fact that he is unrepentant for his actions. There is no room in an elected office for such behavior.

Pat Buchanan Says "Todd Palin Ought to Take Levi Johnston Down to the Creek and Hold his Head Underwater until the Thrashing Stops"

I am neither a fan of MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan nor Levi Johnston, but Mr. Buchanan clearly crossed the line with his comments during his appearance on “Morning Joe” earlier today. He said “Todd Palin ought to take Levi down to the creek and hold his head underwater until the thrashing stops.” Isn’t this the same guy who hammered David Letterman for his comments about Sarah Palin and her daughter? Isn’t this the same man who is staunchly pro-life?

Buchanan is a strong supporter of Sarah Palin and was upset with Levi Johnston’s recent criticism of Sarah Palin, including his appearance on the “Today Show” this morning in which he said Palin, in part, resigned the governorship of Alaska in order to make more money. Buchanan advice to the Palins on how to deal with ad some harsh advice for the Palin family on how to deal with Levi:

Well, first, with regard to Levi, I think First Dude up there in Alaska, Todd Palin, ought to take Levi down to the creek and hold his head underwater until the thrashing stops.

The whole “Morning Joe” gang, including Mika Brzezinski, laughed pretty at Buchanan’s joke, while Mark Halprin added, “That’s a reality show, right there.” It is amazing that Pat Buchanan continues to appear on MSNBC despite his racist stance on many issues. He owes Levi Johnston an apology. Just as he demanded of David Letterman to Sarah Palin. It seems that the mainstream media is playing the role of a bottom feeder in its inexplicable fascination with Levi Johnston. He hasn’t accomplished one thing positive in his life, except perhaps his child, and he’s suddenly making media rounds. What gives?

Neo-Nazis Enlist in the U.S. Military, Aided by Relaxed Requirements Due to Sagging Recruitment, Reenlistment Numbers

I was horrified to read on Salon that neo-Nazis are allowed to join our military. The Army has regulations that specifically prohibit soldiers from participating in racist groups, and recruiters are instructed to keep an eye out for suspicious tattoos. Before signing off on the forms, enlistees are required to explain any tattoos. But it seems like this was deliberately ignored by one recruitment office. According to Salon, at a Tampa recruitment office, Iraq War veteran Forrest Fogarty didn’t have a problem enlisting, he just sailed right through the signup process. “They just told me to write an explanation of each tattoo, and I made up some stuff, and that was that,” he says and soon he was posted to Fort Stewart in Georgia, where he became part of the 3rd Infantry Division. He was sent to Iraq for two years. He reportedly served in the military police, escorting officers, including generals around the country. Here’s the kicker, he was granted top-secret clearance and access to battle plans. Of course, this tour of duty didn’t change him one bit. It increased his racist resolve.

Fogarty speaks with regret that he “never had any kill counts.” But he says his time in Iraq increased his racist resolve. “I hate Arabs more than anybody, for the simple fact I’ve served over there and seen how they live,” he tells me. “They’re just a backward people. Them and the Jews are just disgusting people as far as I’m concerned. Their customs, everything to do with the Middle East, is just repugnant to me.”

Because of his tattoos and his racist comments, most of his buddies and his commanding officers were aware of his Nazism. “They all knew in my unit,” he says. “They would always kid around and say, ‘Hey, you’re that skinhead!'” But no one sounded an alarm to higher-ups. “I would volunteer for all the hardest missions, and they were like, ‘Let Fogarty go.’ They didn’t want to get rid of me.” Source: Salon

It seems that the U.S. military has relaxed its rules since the launch of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, because it has struggled with recruitment and reenlistment of troops. The military has issued “moral waivers” in many cases, even allowing those with criminal records to join up. I wonder who they thought they would attract with the relaxed rules. Funny, they may have opened a Pandora’s box. You see, this has opened the doors to neo-Nazis, white supremacists and gang members, all with potentially drastic consequences. Some of these very same neo-Nazis have been charged with crimes inside the military, and others have been linked to recruitment efforts for the white right. The right wing scoffed at a recent Department of Homeland Security report, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” all the while ignoring the fact that this vile brand of extremism is on the rise, emboldened by people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Mike Savage, Ann Coulter, Pat Buchanan and many others.

Many white supremacists join the Army to secure training for, as they see it, a future domestic race war. Others claim to be shooting Iraqis not to pursue the military’s strategic goals but because killing “hajjis” is their duty as white militants.

Following an investigation of white supremacist groups, a 2008 FBI report declared: “Military experience — ranging from failure at basic training to success in special operations forces — is found throughout the white supremacist extremist movement.” In white supremacist incidents from 2001 to 2008, the FBI identified 203 veterans. Most of them were associated with the National Alliance and the National Socialist Movement, which promote anti-Semitism and the overthrow of the U.S. government, and assorted skinhead groups. Source: Salon

This is very troubling, indeed, and something drastic needs to be done and quickly. The education of recruiters about how to identify extremists seems to have fallen by the wayside, as well. How else do you explain all these neo-Nazis and white supremacists passing the initial process with flying colors. These are the things the U.S. Congress and all the right-wing loudmouths need to talk about. It is unconscionable that we could have such extremism in the military, of all places.

I would encourage each of my readers to read the entire article.

Photo credit: Iraq veteran Forrest Fogarty, Matt Kennard