“I just don’t think that just because someone is gay, they can’t be the best damn soldier in the world. They can be proud Americans, and they can (and do) fight for my freedoms, just as the straight soldiers do now.”
Probably they can be. The question is whether they flaunt it in public. DADT is about being fabulous and homo and a soldier all at the same time and in public.
This is about creating a whole generation of homosexual role models for boys and girls and a whole generation of generals who will be radical leftists. About uniformed soldiers showing up to elementary schools for “meet a soldier” day and telling everyone about how they are homosexual.
In addition, they will be preferentially promoted because of all the whining we will hear over the next 30 years about the subject so the leaders will be top heavy with homos. That’s what happened to the American Catholic church (many seminaries were graduating mostly gays). They got power and then promoted their buds. Look at the results.
That situation is being remedied in a very upfront and direct way (at the "enlistment" level).
Although I tend to be pessimistic, I can only see the military trending more and more leftist/PC over time.