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.
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