Yeah. We're discharging the guy who took out the bad guys at Bagdad International Airport so we could capture the city because he has a boyfriend. But we let felons into the service because enlistment numbers are so low.
I agree wholeheartedly. DADT is nothing more than prejudice sanctioned by the government. I notice this policy was instated without the people being allowed to voice an opinion, just like most of the ridiculous nonsense. Apparently The Good Ole Boys Newtwork is alive and well. Sheesh.
Last Edit: May 20, 2009 14:40:27 GMT -5 by Saffron
Straight and gay soldiers have been fighting side by side in Afghanistan, Iraq and beyond without incident. More than 20 of our closest allies have integrated gays into their ranks, including all of NATO except Turkey. American troops work and live with these forces without incident.
Here at home, every government service is integrated, including the paramilitary sections of the CIA that work hand in glove with the armed services. The presence of gays in these organizations is a nonissue. The idea that our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines would have any greater difficulty adjusting is an insult to their professionalism.
"Integrated, without incident" ... how blissful!! I hope that's true. Sadly, US media can only print what is sanctioned by censors - and an awful lot IS censored. Do you know how long it took to gain any justice for the first known female rape victim in the corps? Too long: she killed herself ... and how many have since been hushed up. It's not gay people who'd have problems adjusting - but the so-called "straight" bustards. If it isn't true, poetry has power and I have no qualms taking down politicians and politics in general. They're not mutually exclusive. Fingers crossed that its solid info ... H x
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