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Posted on 12/17/2010 2:47:45 PM PST by jazusamo
Complete title: Sen. Durbin Doesn't Directly Respond to Question of Whether He Accepts Judgment of Marine Commandant That Lifting the Ban on Homosexuals in Military Will Cost the Lives of Marines
(CNSNews.com) Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) did not directly respond when asked Thursday whether he accepted the judgement of Gen. James Amos, the Marine Commandant, that lifting the ban on homosexuals in the military will cost the lives of Marines.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said he would have to consider Amoss view during my vote."
The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to repeal the law (Title 10, USC 654) that bars homosexuals from serving in the military and the Senate is expected to vote on the issue this weekend.
In speaking with reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday about the proposal to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military, Gen. Amos said, Mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines lives. Thats the currency of this fight. I dont want to lose any Marines to the distraction. I dont want to have any Marines that Im visiting at Bethesda [National Naval Medical Center] with no legs be the result of any type of distraction.
At the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Senate Republican Whip Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Do you agree with Marine Commandant Amoss assessment that repealing Dont Ask, Dont Tell, could cost military lives?
Alexander said, I think I have to consider that during my vote. I think this is the wrong time to change Dont Ask, Dont Tell.
CNSNews.com also asked Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Do you accept the judgment of Marine Commandant Amos when he says that lifting the ban on gays serving openly in the military will cost Marines lives?
Durbin responded, I think the overwhelming response of the military is positive towards ending this discrimination. Other countries have done it effectively. Men and women of different sexual orientation currently serving in combat in our armed forces, and I think if we come together we can make this work.
In speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Gen. Amos had also said, "Right now is a very intense period of time for a pretty healthy slice of the United States Marine Corps. This is not training.
The forces that wear this uniform, that are in the middle of what I call the real deal, came back and told their commandant of the Marine Corps they have concerns," said Amos. "That's all I need. I don't need a staff study. I don't need to hire three PhDs to tell me what to interpret. If they have concerns, I do, too. It's as simple as that."
Every Senate Dem and RINO who's stated their support for repeal should answer that same question.
Damn straight and they should be placed under oath to answer (as if that would matter).
They've already disavowed their oath(s) to uphold our Constitution.
To the Left, the World is their petri dish. That includes the military.
We are all expendible specimens in their malevolent social laboratory.
I hate to let the cat out of the bag Senator... the repeal of DADT will mean the military will be forced to PROMOTE HOMOSEXUALITY THROUGH TRAINING!! The Secretary of Defense said so! The indoctrination will state how homo behavior is to be "accepted" and "celebrated." Military chaplains will be forbidden to voice any "hate speech" that condemns homosexuality. Mark my words.
More likely they’ll be murdering some queers.
He said ‘no’, but it took a paragraph to say it, and required some analysis by the listener to understand it. But I’m used to Durbin, whom I consider one of the most loathesome characters in in the history of the Congress.
True. Isn't their motto "Yes, we can.?"
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