Skip to comments.Top Marine pledges to ‘personally lead’ gay integration
Posted on 12/20/2010 11:56:32 AM PST by LonelyCon
One week after warning the distraction of repealing dont ask, dont tell could risk Marines lives, Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, pledged to lead the effort to integrate openly gay Marines.
I, and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps [Carlton Kent], will personally lead this effort, thus ensuring the respect and dignity due all Marines, Amos said. On this matter, we look forward to further demonstrating to the American people the discipline and loyalty that have been the hallmark of the United States Marine Corps for over 235 years."
Amos statement sent to reporters came Sunday evening, one day after the Senate adopted the repeal, capping a stunning, climactic day on the chamber floor.
Marine Corps leaders have shown the most resistance to repealing the 17-year old law. Former commandant Gen. James Conway said the Corps pretty macho recruits set them apart from other services.
On Dec. 3, Amos who became the 35th commandant in October and the chiefs of the Army and Air Force told Congress they did not want repeal now, based on the results of a DOD troop survey. The survey found Marines in combat arms units much more opposed to the repeal than other elements of the force, or the complete military.
Here is Amos full statement:
"Fidelity is the essence of the United States Marine Corps. Above all else, we are loyal to the Constitution, our Commander in Chief, Congress, our Chain of Command, and the American people. The House of Representatives and the Senate have voted to repeal Title 10, US Code 654 "Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the United States Armed Forces." As stated during my testimony before Congress in September and again during hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month, the Marine Corps will step out smartly to faithfully implement this new policy. I, and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, will personally lead this effort, thus ensuring the respect and dignity due all Marines. On this matter, we look forward to further demonstrating to the American people the discipline and loyalty that have been the hallmark of the United States Marine Corps for over 235 years."
Amos = Sellout.
Will there ever be one of these brass who has the guts to actually resign on principle when this type of crap is forced on the US millitary? Unless they are prepared to sacrifice for their troops, then all of their tough talk is nothing more than political rhetoric. This guy should have resigned and encouraged everyone of his troops to do likewise.
This paints a very disturbing mental picture.
Might also give the term “drill sergeant” a whole new meaning.
But I know this is not a laughing matter. I am ashamed of what our government has done to our military.
I have a feeling he has a plan...don’t be disapointed, yet.
Amos is a very sick individual. And should not be in the miltary.
How about the possibility he’s going to slow-roll this so-called “integration” for as long as possible? There could be a strategy at work here.
Every position of leadership in the military will soon be occupied by a homosexual.
- OR - he’s hoping for all of the afflicted to quickly come out of the closet so they can be appropriately reassigned to desk duties, KP, driving around the officers, etc. (non combat, not in war zones).
The Commandant is a Marine in the finest tradition of his service. While he disagrees with his orders, he will carry them out to the best of his ability.
It sounds like somebody has been taken out to the woodshed by the commie hippies running the “government”.
Yeah, I can’t even think of the last official (civilian or military) to resign on principle. They all like their power too much.
I’m hoping the statement is an allusion to no funny buisness or faggy BS or your are out on your ass. No EXTRA protection becasue you’re a homo.
Of course that’ll be impossible to pull off, no pun intended.
Feet-stomping and crying are to be the order of the day when implemented. “HE CALLED ME A FAG!”
I am too. The left has wanted this opportunity to destroy the unique solidarity that is central to the military's success. And finally... they succeeded.
I believe he’s an honorable man from his comments pre-repeal. He’s just trying to make the best of a bad situation.
The sad part of all this is... a lot of those democrat bastards and RINOs were fired by the voters on Nov. 2... and they still had the arrogance to pass this nefarious sh*t.
Special places in hell await them, AFAIC.
Expect an increase in “Code Reds.”