April 10, 2013

“Revised” Army Values?

That would seem to be the proper heading for this post if a certain Lt. Col. Jack Rich is to be believed!

From Instant Analysis

Two pro-family organizations are calling on the Pentagon to provide some answers after an Army officer sent an e-mail to subordinates labeling the organizations as “domestic hate groups” and stating their values don’t align with “Army values.”

The Fox News Channel obtained the 14-page e-mail sent out by Lt. Col. Jack Rich telling subordinates at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, that the American Family Association and the Family Research Council are “domestic hate groups” because they oppose homosexuality. Rich said: “When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values, don’t just walk by – do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem.” (See Fox News report)

Of course, the allegations against this Lt. Col. are being “investigated”.

Pentagon spokesman George Wright told the Fox News Channel that the Army is looking into the origin of that e-mail, adding: “Any belief that the Army is out to label religious groups in a negative manner is without warrant.”

Now, I don’t want to be accused of cynicism, but… But Mr. Wright’s statement sounds pretty much like all “buy time while we either smooth this over or make it go away” statements sound, doesn’t it?

So now we wait…and wait…and wait…

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under Kontamination In The Military