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By Drew Johnson
Inept government shouldn't be entrusted with the power to kill its citizens
Topic - Richard Thompson
'The Guv'nor" is still writing, playing, recording and touring — just don't dismiss his work as "only folk."
The Pentagon's top brass has dealt another blow to a decorated Army officer who was fired last year as a war college instructor because of his teachings about radical Islam, his attorney told The Washington Times.
Richard Thompson, "Electric" (New West Records)
A military college course taught by a decorated Army officer "was overtly negative with respect to Islam" and used "extreme" hypothetical situations to discuss war options, says a Pentagon report sent to Capitol Hill.
When Army Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley last year began teaching a class to fellow officers on the dangers of radical Islam, he seemed to have landed in a perfect spot. Today, Col. Dooley finds himself at a dead end while being targeted for criticism by American Islamic groups and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Although he is anxious to highlight work other than folk, he said there is a groundswell of interest in folk in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
"Once I did start writing, I carried on and carried on and carried on," he said. "I left a lot out of the book. I could do a second book."