WASHINGTON (AP) -- A course for U.S. military officers has been teaching that
America's enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggesting
that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities
of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following World War
II precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima or the allied firebombing
The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to
the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after
discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam. . . .
"They hate everything you stand for and will never coexist with you, unless
you submit," the instructor, Army. Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, said in a
presentation last July for the course at Joint Forces Staff College in
Norfolk, Va. The college, for professional military members, teaches
midlevel officers and government civilians on subjects related to planning
and executing war.
Dooley also presumed, for the purposes of his theoretical war plan, that the
Geneva Conventions that set standards of armed conflict, are "no longer
relevant." . . .