The retired Marine, disabled from a back injury he suffered in a training exercise, said he is very concerned with American foreign policy in Afghanistan.
First, said Wardell, it's an undeclared war, and Congress is shirking its constitutional responsibility by not declaring it.
Secondly, he's not sure policymakers really appreciate what the country is up against. He said he doesn't consider Islam a religion as much as it is a system of control.
He said Christianity teaches salvation comes through belief in Jesus Christ, while Islam teaches salvation comes "through the shadow of the sword," or through killing people. "It's a cult that believes blowing up markets is the right thing to do."