Skip to comments.Pentagon study: Gays could serve with no harm
Posted on 11/30/2010 7:42:38 AM PST by YankeeReb
WASHINGTON The Pentagon study that argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military's ability to fight is expected to re-ignite debate this month on Capitol Hill over repealing the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Officials familiar with the 10-month study's results have said a clear majority of respondents don't care if gays serve openly, with 70 percent predicting that lifting the ban would have positive, mixed or no results. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings hadn't been released.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, who have both said they support repealing the law, were scheduled to discuss the findings with Congress Tuesday morning and with reporters Tuesday afternoon.
Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain of Arizona, have mostly opposed repealing the law because they say efforts to do so are politically driven and dangerous at a time of two wars.
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"The military is at its highest point in recruitment and retention and professionalism and capability, so to somehow allege that this policy has been damaging the military is simply false," McCain said.
Much as I detest McLame and blame him for this regime he's right on this one. I guess it's the old stopped clock theory.
The Pentagon? ....or those put in place after Obama took office?
No but they will do harm.
Just ask the Wiki leak homo or Jeffrey Carney.
Jeffrey Carney is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist convicted of spying for East Germany. One of the Stasi’s most successful spies, code-named “The Kid”, Carney handed over U.S. military documents while working in West Berlin for the Air Force. Carney was apprehended in 1991 in East Berlin on charges of espionage after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Carney, a homosexual, had apparently become disillusioned with the Air Force, and there are several stories of him attempting to turn in his badge and quit. He later claimed to have been lonely, alienated, and under psychological stress, and he felt he had no one to talk to about his problems. He had intended to defect to East Germany on his first crossing, but he allowed himself to be drawn into espionage by East German agents who expertly manipulated him and claimed his complete loyalty.
Wasn’t the Wikileaks guy gay? Well, he hasn’t caused any harm at all.. ......
Wasn’t I just reading this on another thread about this wikileaks homo?:
And of course his wife and daughter are sending an entirely different message than what McCain is spouting now. Never trust a McCain.
Here is the one question that keeps popping up in my head....
For years, it was just men in the military and they were bunked together. Then came women in the military and men were bunked together and women were bunked together.
If the thought was that you bunk men with men and women with women to limit the sexual interaction, when openly gay men and women serve, how does the military handle the bunking?
/So saith the Pentagon - sans Obama Agenda, right?
Many of us would like to see the assumptions, data, and methodology used to arrive at this twisted and warped conclusion.
It appears to me that the folks who performed this study wanted to please those who funded the study.
The Pentagon study is highly suspect because it likely is full of false or unsupported assertions. They say garbage in garbage out. Too bad we will never see the junk behind the study. Too bad that there are no real journalists dedicated to meaningful facts and the truth. It is too bad that those in charge of the study did not read or understand the position of the Marines. I am disappointed and disgusted.
Wonder what REMF, Fag Lover came up with this one.
eventually you get to the point where bisexuals will have to have private rooms, or at best can room with asexual roomates. Aye karumba....
Granted, it was 17 years ago, but when servicemembers were polled back then about this issue, more than 75% said "absolutely not." I have a very difficult time believing our military culture has changed THAT much in a relatively short amount of time. I call B.S. on that 70% positive number.
Give the homosexuals their own showers and I am ok wi th it....but for a man or woman with normal sexual desires to have to be oogled and coyly sneered at and winked at and gaped at by those of the same sex who get off on homosexual orgasms is pathetic and UNFAIR to those who are normal sexual men and women. Why do they have to be made uncomfortable to satisfy homosexuals desire to feast on the banquet of young male (or female) bodies so readily available in the armed forces. The boy scout lust is pathetic enough.
Or they start insisting on separate facilities and housing and promotions and .....
And 80% of airport gropees like it.
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