Skip to comments.Some troops unhappy about Obama pledge on gays
Posted on 01/21/2009 12:32:55 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Many U.S. troops in Iraq were overjoyed to see President Barack Obama take his oath, but some were unhappy about one thing the Democrat has promised to do: permit gay and lesbian soldiers to serve openly.
Obama said during his campaign he opposed a 1993 law stating that homosexuals are not eligible to work in the U.S. military, widely referred to as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" rule.
This month, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, when asked whether the new administration planned to scrap the law, replied on the president's transition website: "You don't hear politicians give a one-word answer much. But it's 'yes'."
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“Many U.S. troops in Iraq were overjoyed to see President Barack Obama take his oath”
...this is where I stopped reading. The above is BS!
MSM Speak = More than 1.
If I wanted someone to watch my back, I generally wouldn’t mean it literally.
I for one am very happy to see Obama pushing hard on the gay thing; it shows he’s a total fool. He learned nothing from Clinton’s failure to bring gay rights to the military, nor from the fact that prop 8 succeeded in the most liberal state in the nation. He’s making his own political grave; my only hope is that he keeps digging.
This is still a bad sign. The Greeks, Romans, and British did exactly the same thing before their empires fell. We’re on shaky ground.
Overjoyed to see this America hating, leftist traitor take the oath of office? Why, of course! You can tell by the way in which Al Gore worked to disqualify military votes in 2000. Yeah boy. The army’s a BIG, BIG Hussein supporter.
“....I do believe that the time will come within the next decade where we will see orders for US soldiers to “suppress” US civilians. When that time comes, we will need men of honor and courage within the military to stand up. And you won’t be there if you leave now....”
I’ve thought the same. However, when the solders take a vow to “...protect the constitution from ALL enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC...” it’s going to be interesting to see which way they’ll point the weapons.
The reporter failed to mention that military supply officers have recently began increasing their orders for soap and bath towels.
Give’em a pink beret and push them into the front lines and the muslims will take care of the rest. They are such a tolerant religion.
Given the subject of the article, the reporter has an unfortunate last name.
The lengths these people go to in order to cover for their “One”.
The military would be our only hope since the GOP is now spineless.
From my experience, an overwhelming number of black soldiers support Obama(Probably the same percentage of blacks in society as a whole). So, I would say that qualifies as “many.”
Oh, you make a good point. Although most of us already realize that November 4 heralded the end of this great nation. I have no doubt of that myself, but I will still fight on.
Some troops unhappy about Obama pledge on gays
REALLY? YOU THINK THAT MAYBE THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT RISK THEIR LIVES TO DEFEND THIS NATION ITS CITIZENS AND OUR FREEDOMS MIGHT BE UPSET THAT OBAMA WILL PUSH FOR HOMOSEXUAL TO OPENLY SERVE IN THE MILITARY ? THAT HE WILL SEEK APPEASEMENT WITH OUR ENEMIES THAT SEEK TO DESTROY OUR NATION?
WELL I AM SHOCKED!
Well, then that’s sad. Very sad indeed. Black or not.
This isn’t going to stop with just “serving openly.” Next will be demands for base housing for homosexual couples, “Gay Appreciation Month,” sensitivity classes, etc.
Glad I retired in 2004, so that POS saboteur wouldn’t signing my certificate.
The dark years are upon us.
And his voters pushed it over the top.
Or that closely either...
Do homosexuals serve openly in the North Korean, Chinese, or Middle Eastern armies? Just wondering.
Heard a talking head say that they had gotten lots of calls from military personnel who were sooo impressed with Obama because he gave a crisp salute.
To whom, I have no idea. But if that’s the criteria, god help them.
“Do homosexuals serve openly in the North Korean, Chinese, or Middle Eastern armies? Just wondering”.
...yes! If they don’t mind holding their heads in their hands...so to speak.
If they're counting leftists, you're right.
If they're counting "rightists", "Many" is somewhere in excess of six billion.
These aren't Obama's ideas, this crap he's coming up with is exactly what the media wants him to do to tick off conservatives.
As most of us know, and especially the ones who have served, MOST - as in a gigantic mjority - hate having a democrat in the White house. MANY - as in a tiny minority - like having a democrat in the White house. I forsee a large exodus of troops from all fields. Get while the gettin’ is good.
Obama wants to promote a gay agenda even in the military? Maybe gays gave him money for his campaign ads and he is obligated to say this garbage.
MSM push polliing one “not asked not telling” soldier is happy and the DBM will portray it as a 50/50 split.
remember obama ran on tax cuts and mccain on tax increases. (and mccain was an incopetent campaigner)
Once the change is complete, it'll be a lot easier to kill mouthy, uppity Saxon dogs like us who don't like Socialism or Depression caused by the government.
Just keep watching our Norman betters for more entertaining stuff as the days pass on! :-)
I do believe that the time will come within the next decade where we will see orders for US soldiers to "suppress" US civilians. When that time comes, we will need men of honor and courage within the military to stand up. And you won't be there if you leave now...
Agreed. See my post #35
“I for one am very happy to see Obama pushing hard on the gay thing; it shows hes a total fool.”
During the primaries it was barely even brought up that Mitt Romney has stated that his goal was to end don’t ask, and to fully open up the military to homosexuality.
I thought the MSM defined ‘some’ as 3-9.
And that anything over 10 was ‘many’...
God's sake, please don't leave the military because of this buffoon! To do so is to turn that fine institution over to the hard-left social engineers.
Why don't you join then? After going through absolute hell (voluntarily) in Iraq, leaving families behind.... for what? So some sodomite can trash morale by opening the gates, code pink can sit in the seats of honor at an inauguration, for the first time in 56 years the Hereos Inauguration Ball is snubbed, terrorists (yeah you know those that killed our brothers) are to be released from prison, and instead of the agreed upon SOFA its cut and run time in Iraq (and piss on those that died for the cause of liberty).....
the other 52% of this country can kiss my white @SS!
well this is no surprise is it
I know a guy round the corner waiting to be deployed and has said he will not reenlist.
I have spoken to a few ex military friends who I served with and no one is happy and my sons will not join if this policy gets put in
maybe if he wasn’t so egotistical he would talk to the generals insteead of homo special interest groups.
homo’s open in the military
homo’s to have more access to kids
homo’s to get married by way of throwing out state laws and overriding DOMA
Yep we know his special agenda and it is not for America or for the military
after all he didn’t get to the military ball but he did get to see kayne west at the MTV ball.
I can’t believe this but Clinton would have been better than this buffoon
he is out to destroy the military and then he can being in his civilian security force he talked about and got cheers from the crowd.
Lincoln was in a war and phony here likes to think he is Lincoln.
will history repeat itself but instead of north v south it could be right v left
he will throw the 1st amendment away
then take away our guns
the military will be in tatters
then his new civilian security force comes into play.
Now wouldn’t you think there would be one journalist out there who is curious about what this civilian security force is and why does he fight so hard to not show his birth certificate?
there was something about it not too long ago
every race and gender went against obama except one and that were blacks in the military who were voting for him.
All women, whites, Hispanics, Asian men wanted Mccain in big numbers
blacks wanted obama in big numbers
can you imagine telling some marines this is how to kill when you shoot
when to stab
this is how to fight and bomb
then this afternoon we will have sensitivity training as many homo’s feel they are not welcome
what a pathetic man this phony is
if he wants homo’s to be open then have them in his civilian security force he will have i.e. the brown shirts
exactly these ideas are his commie views and agenda.
He is out to ruin this military and then get in his own civilian security force
He is not interested in foreign policy as his first day shows but more interested in homo’s.
Obama is not in charge of this country right now, George soros is , obama is the puppet and the likes of ACORN , move on etc are the troops to stop dissent
I can guarantee that it's most, not some!!!
The Messiah would alienate much of that 32% by doing this.
However, I think they have "other plans" for the military, as indicated in my post #35.
What’s Obama’s policy on flashers and Peeping Toms?