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Army: ‘Serious Concerns’ About Lifting Gay Ban
AP Report ^ | February 23, 2010

Posted on 02/23/2010 9:41:21 PM PST by Steelfish

Army: ‘Serious Concerns’ About Lifting Gay Ban Top general raises doubts about immediate overturn of 'don't ask don't tell'

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey told a Senate committee Tuesday he doesn't know how a repeal of the military's "don't ask don't tell" policy will impact troops' "readiness and effectiveness."

Feb. 23, 2010 WASHINGTON - The Army's top uniformed officer said Tuesday that he has "serious concerns" about overturning a 17-year policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military and supports a yearlong study into the matter before any changes are made.

The carefully crafted comments by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey to the Senate Armed Services Committee indicate reluctance by some within the military's senior ranks to President Barack Obama's plan to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."

Obama says the policy is wrongheaded and should change. Defense Secretary Robert Gates agrees but wants to move slowly, and has tasked a lengthy assessment on how to lift the ban without affecting the force.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dontaskdonttell; georgecasey; homosexualagenda; usarmy

1 posted on 02/23/2010 9:41:21 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
"Obama says the policy is wrongheaded and should change."

And what should the policy be BO? That they can openly lisp? Openly cross dress? Openly have the women dyke's kick the gays butts? What must change POSBO?

2 posted on 02/23/2010 9:50:55 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: guitarplayer1953

I think simply introducing sexual politics into all levels of the military should weaken it sufficiently to further our Dear Leader’s goals.


3 posted on 02/23/2010 9:53:25 PM PST by Persevero (Satan tries to separate what God puts together and join together what God separates.)
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To: Steelfish

barry says he wants....


4 posted on 02/23/2010 9:57:15 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Steelfish
It won't be long until they're "openly" living together and partying in off campus housing, "openly" having poop-sex in the barracks and in the field, "openly" expressing which straight guys they think are hot, "openly" marrying each other etc.

This is friggin insane.

Rather than take the chance of causing morale to decrease even one iota, or causing any disruption whatsoever, gays should simply keep their sex disorders to themselves. If that's so emotionally difficult for them to deal with, oh well - tough s***.

5 posted on 02/23/2010 10:00:45 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Steelfish

You know, I’m just about to the point of saying: “To heck with it; let the gays go in the military and let the Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors handle it amongst themselves.” I think it might make for some great theater.

I was in the Air Force during the Viet Nam era, and I can tell you, when a gay dude made a move on a straight guy, it was ringside entertainment. One Captain was even shot and killed by an enlisted man when he woke up and found the Captain unzipping his pants and fondling him.


6 posted on 02/23/2010 10:04:02 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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Keep policy exactly as it is.

Barack Hussein knows nothing of what he speaks.

He is no "Commander in Chief".

Disregard what he says. Simple.

7 posted on 02/23/2010 10:04:13 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Steelfish; All

What Obama thinks doesn’t surprise me. I STILL BELIEVE LARRY SINCLAIR!!!


8 posted on 02/23/2010 10:05:54 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: Persevero
I had not read yet about the navy allowing women on subs what is the original reason for not letting them on subs?
9 posted on 02/23/2010 10:09:57 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: guitarplayer1953

One reason why women have always been kept from war is, what does a nation do when it loses a generation of it’s child bearing young females in the killing fields of mass war?


10 posted on 02/23/2010 10:14:02 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: guitarplayer1953

You Navy people tell me if I’m right.
My Dad was a WWII S class sub skipper. Those were some tight quarters, no possible privacy. Modern subs are bigger, but the crews are larger. Mixing male and female crew would be dynamite waiting to explode.


11 posted on 02/23/2010 10:32:22 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( ...speak true, right the wrong, follow the King (Tennyson))
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To: guitarplayer1953

“I had not read yet about the navy allowing women on subs what is the original reason for not letting them on subs? “

I’ll defer to those more knowledgeable.

I’d assume, you know, close quarters, and hazards.


12 posted on 02/23/2010 10:53:52 PM PST by Persevero (Satan tries to separate what God puts together and join together what God separates.)
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To: Steelfish
Obama says the policy is wrongheaded and should change

From a doofus who has no idea what life in the military is like.

13 posted on 02/23/2010 11:38:14 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: AAABEST

over turn this and you will see on base two men or women holding hands and kissing..
You will see homosexuals then take it to the next level and let it be known they are queer.

The whole problem list is endless but one thing is for sure . Overturning don’t ask does not bring any pro’s to it but certainly brings too many problems.


14 posted on 02/24/2010 7:46:22 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman,. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: NoRedTape
he know nothing about the military or about corps man or should I say corpse man.
wonder if he refers to the Marine corp as marine corpse?

what an idiot he is and now he uses the military to put down morale and as a social experiment.

Well he's funding ACORN with 4 billion and cutting the military budget so maybe this is a first step in his million civilian security force to match that of the military and be as funded as the military.

I can't even see the biggest left wing nut saying their messiah is that educated or knowledgeable about international affairs or the military

15 posted on 02/24/2010 7:51:27 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman,. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Steelfish
Navy Times will not allow this to be posted but go to Navy Times and you will see a poll in which Military personnel say NO by 51% to 30%. It is spun as a drop in opposition from a previous poll, but does not highlight the number of “not sure”. Those are the ones afraid of the diversity police. Also mentioned was the increase in those opposed when asked if they would like to live with same sex members who are openly gay. What was not asked, what will you think of your leaders, like that Marine Captain who in the article called his unit a family, when the Captain comes out and makes it clear where he likes to put his tongue while off duty. But you will not hear about this anywhere! Why
16 posted on 02/24/2010 10:27:55 AM PST by OldGoatCPO
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To: no dems
One Captain was even shot and killed by an enlisted man when he woke up and found the Captain unzipping his pants and fondling him.

In the Air Force? I've always been told that that sort of thing was more common in the Navy. Then again, the Naval/ex-Navy personal who I have mentioned this to will tell you that it is the Marines who engage in man-love at a higher frequency than the other branches.

In all seriousness, I do predict that, once this ban is lifted, lesbians will come to dominate the female population in the Navy.

17 posted on 02/24/2010 10:31:06 AM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: no dems
One Captain was even shot and killed by an enlisted man when he woke up and found the Captain unzipping his pants and fondling him.

In the Air Force? I've always been told that that sort of thing was more common in the Navy. Then again, the Naval/ex-Navy personal who I have mentioned this to will tell you that it is the Marines who engage in man-love at a higher frequency than the other branches.

In all seriousness, I do predict that, once this ban is lifted, lesbians will come to dominate the female population in the armed forces.

18 posted on 02/24/2010 10:31:16 AM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Steelfish

Imho, the military can reasonably do one of two things.

1. Allow DADT to remain in place.

2. Reject/remove any homosexual candidates from military service.


19 posted on 02/24/2010 10:34:19 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ArmyTeach

you’re right {ssn-607)


20 posted on 02/24/2010 10:35:59 AM PST by brivette (paper)
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To: little jeremiah

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21 posted on 02/24/2010 10:36:25 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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All the first hand accounts I've read of men who are or were actually for real in the military tell the truth about what homosexuals in the military means. And none of them want it. DADT is bad enough. What is needed is a roll back to NO homosexuals in the military, just as there are no schizophrenics or other mentally ill people in the military.

Looks as though the Army is not going to take this lying down. Hopefully it will fail. And hopefully the jackal's days in the WH are numbered as well.

22 posted on 02/24/2010 11:04:23 AM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: All
HOMOSEXUALS already SERVE in the Military RIGHT NOW!... The difference is they have to act like SOLDIERS and not like FAGOTS, that would affect the Military negatively.

So, what is the reason to change the DADT policy then?... That our morally bankrupt president needs to PAY UP POLITICAL FAVORS... and that is about it.

We should fight for those willing to give their lives for our country. We all know they can not DEFEND THEMSELVES in this cultural fights... it is not becoming coming from honorable people like our SOLDIERS... But we KNOW, open homosexuality will hurt the ONLY government institution we are proud of.


23 posted on 02/24/2010 11:25:10 AM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church (...Actually I'm hearing MORE from RCC now! ....) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: no dems

GROSS!!! Filthy faggots!


24 posted on 02/25/2010 2:11:55 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: manc

Are you also aware that our prez thinks that there’s 57 states in the Union? What a dumb f**k!


25 posted on 02/25/2010 2:13:34 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m bipolar;I know the military wouldn’t take me. So why should the sodomites,with their disease-spreading tendencies,be allowed to serve?


26 posted on 02/25/2010 2:16:42 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

a corpse man told me that, but he also said that he was one dumb arse fool and the biggest dope to have gone into the white house.

no wonder he will not release his school records I bet they were all F’s


27 posted on 02/25/2010 2:38:41 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

Ha!How does the idiot pronounce the Corps in Marine Corps? The Marine Corpse? What an ignorant jackass!


28 posted on 02/25/2010 2:40:55 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Exactly. Military service is not a right.


29 posted on 02/25/2010 2:43:37 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I would never have qualified even when I was young enough...


30 posted on 02/25/2010 2:43:56 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

said the same

hey it’s the marine corpse.

this man is supposed to be in charge of our military and yet he seems more concerned about getting homosexuals in there openly then actually knowing what the military is about.
I talked to family over in England and they’re saying at how stupid this man is and how he lacks leadership, the local paper ran a piece saying how he is way over his head.

The man is a complete fool, he says that we want this , no WE DON’T.
He says he has talked to too many families with no insurance for kids,
I guess he doesn;’t know about the programs out there and the state medicaids

Now I’;m getting worked up again


31 posted on 02/25/2010 2:45:02 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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