Once again, it appears as if we are treated to yet another round of liberal slander - this time, directed against the American military establishment and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Danville resident James Hoover believes that the war in Iraq was an ill-fated venture and he's entitled to that view. However, to call the military an establishment run by "fascist and racist ideologies" crosses the line.
Mr. Hoover offers no evidence to back up his claims that this perversion exists within the American military and offers no evidence that "hatred of Islam is now instilled in American soldiers." So are we just to take his word for it that these statements are true? If, as Mr. Hoover claims, this fascism came into the military in the 1980s and caused trouble, the evidence is against it. After all, look at the victories: Cold War, Iraq (twice), Afghanistan (twice), Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo.