Skip to comments.Rumsfeld: "Time Has Come" To Allow Gays To Serve Openly
Posted on 02/12/2011 6:12:20 PM PST by FTJM
Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who served at the Pentagon under two Republican presidents, says the time has come time for gays and lesbians to serve openly in the US military.
Two months after President Obama signed a law that will lead to the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell, Rumsfeld told ABC News Radio that the nation is ready for open service.
First of all, we know that gays and lesbians have been serving in the military for decades with honorable service, Rumsfeld said. We know that [repeal of a ban on gays serving openly] is an idea whose time has come.
Rumsfeld says he has enormous respect for the ground commanders and service chiefs who have expressed concerns about the impact of gays serving openly on unit cohesion, and he urged the top brass to implement the new law with care.
But Rumsfeld says that congress, which passed the repeal bill in the waning days of the last session, has expressed the will of the American people.
Weve seen it evolve in our country, Rumsfeld said of the nations perception of gays and lesbians, reiterating that many have served in uniform with distinction.
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Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Rinocrats coming out of the woodwork.
what’s the big deal with all the big name conservatives supporting the gay agenda all of a sudden? what happened to palin and breitbart? are we living in a twilight zone or something?
Couldn’t wait to buy your book, now I’m
so glad I didn’t. Rummy you are now a major disappointment.
They have money & influence. Traditional values are shrinking.
Why has it come. What has changed?
None of the hosts that I heard interview Rumsfeld asked him about not fighting the wars aggressively enough, or our soldiers being prosecuted. He was given a pass by the hosts like Levin, Gallagher. They just talked about the left attacking him. I like Rumsfeld, but he wasn’t great.
He didn't once come forward with the slightest idea about how to keep folks like the guards involved in the Abu Ghraib scandal OUT OF THE SERVICE.
It is working so well why do they want to change it.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re going to have to start a new country.
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!
Makes ya wonder how many homosexuals hold power.
Your commments are spot on, dead bang right.
That's the hope. America's time has come, prepare for it.
It is time that the states consider seceding and forming the Conservative States of America(CSA). When the states start forming regiments and see how fast things change.
I am speechless.
Let the revolt and disorder in the ranks begin. Blanket parties, blast fence counseling, he slipped and fell-—we don’t know how it happened!
The camp of true believers and those complicit with God’s instructions is getting smaller and smaller. But then we were told that was going to happen!
Yes I did hear the WORDS he used in his speech.
Did you see the news report about his ACTIONS in having Mark Foley help him open his new office in Florida?
Levin gave the homos a big pass this last week also.
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