Internal Army Poll: Political Correctness Taking Toll on Soldiers

Friday, August 31st, 2012 and is filed under Issues, News

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What happens when you make our soldiers fight with their hands tied?  What happens when you engage in social engineering during war time?  Morale plummets.  CNN News reports:

An internal Army survey that was conducted in 2011 and published this year discovered that only 26 percent of active-duty Army officers say yes–and that one of the two main themes cited by those who say no is that the Army is now adversely impacted by “political correctness” imposed by both outside policymakers and senior Army leaders.

The 26 percent who said the Army was headed in the right direction in 2011 was the lowest percentage who gave that response since the Army began conducting this survey in 2005. […]

The report said that 24 percent of those who believed the Army was not headed in the right direction provided additional comments on why they believed that was the case. “Two themes stood out in these comments,” said the report. The first was concern over the downsizing of the Army and the impact it might have on national security.

The second was the impact of “political correctness.”

Keep in mind that this poll was taken in 2011, before much of the government-induced casualties in Afghanistan.  It is undoubtedly worse now.  Another reason to thank Barak Obama.  Well done, Mr. President.