Hi, 444! This whole thing can be summed up in two words...Bradley Manning.
No reason beyond that and what he did in a snit against his rejection by his “boyfriend” could better serve to illustrate the damgers of overly emotional and mentally/hormonally unbalanced “soldiers” present to this country and our fighting forces.
When I first saw this so-called “report,” every red flag I possess went up and so did my hackles. To force this “policy” on my beloved Corp makes me sick to my stomach.
DADT is at least performance based and if a Marine gets openly hit on, they DO hit back because I have seen it and the result is not pretty. Nor should it be.
If they repeal it, it will be open season on fighting men and officers because I can hear the cries of homophobia being used in every situation where these b@stiches feel put upon. And they will use any excuse they can find to diminish all the rules in place ro suit their agenda.
They will advance in the officer Corp because we can expect “affirmative action” especially for gays. Now what happens when a straight Marine is hit on by an officer and hits back? It is untenable.
Maybe Gaytes could plan on having Manning, post trial, do the new proposed sensitivity training that will be added to Basic to beat the testosterone out of any potential male enlisted.