I do remember "that" training program. I also remember the the branch of the military whose Inspector General program investigated and dismantled it, the officers whose carrers were ended because they ran it, etc. Where there is smoke there tends to be fire, but don't make the mistake of thinking that a tiny puff is indicative of a raging inferno.
You know, if you believe this, there is likely nothing I or anyone else can do to persuade you otherwise. If you spent any time around actual professional military people (there are a few million of them between the US and the UK) instead of cherry picking "docu-films" I doubt you could sustain such a belief for more than a couple minutes.
I'm not sure what to make of you Zak. Your posts occasionally allude to being well-traveled and worldly, but then you make naive statements sometimes that make it seem like you've never spoken to anyone outside a tiny circle of like-minded friends.
This is a good example. Racism is absolutely a thing that US persons obsess about constantly. But "growing"? Really? Don't mistake talking about it more than we used to for increased incidences.
Furthermore, trying to conflate Christianity and racism in America is a tough row to hoe. Despite the noisy but ever-shrinking white evangelical minorities, white Christians are generally less-observant and less conservative than black or Hispanics, and many a predominantly-white church have tried to make up for their dwindling white parishioners by catering to minorities. Now racists often use religious justifications (e.g., the KKK), and I'm sure you could dig up some small churches hither and yon across the US that have bigoted practices, but mainstream US religions have to be colorblind to survive.
As for politics... yes. Some 80% of Americans are vaguely Christian, so the chances of a Jewish, Muslim or (openly) atheist Chief of State are pretty unlikely in the near future. Of course for every GW Bush you cite, I can point to a Clinton or Obama that are essentially non-religious. And remember that the US came uncomfortably close to electing a Mormon president; this is a religious sect that the US government actively warred against 150 years ago. And I'm not sure you'd find anyone who thinks that Palin's religious views helped her more than they hurt.
Of course it's a thing. No one has claimed it's not a thing. The religious and ethical beliefs of the people who produce a democratically-elected government will necessary bleed over into that nation's policies. That's actually the goal of democratic processes.
What we (or at least I) am finding hard to parse are your scatter-shot attempts to tie all US actions to each and everything that you find objectionable in America (which appears to be a LOT). Lots of Iraqis died in the last ten years, and just in this thread you have blamed it entirely on (depending on the post): US hunger for oil, the US military-industrial complex, US racism, or US radical Christianity.