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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Why? Being gay is purely sexual exhibition if the person is open. I don’t accept it as anything other than sexual harrassment. I DON’T WANT TO KNOW!
Sorry, Rummy, but the impact of this on the U.S. Armed Forces is a “Known Known”.
Not you too Rummy!
Christ almighty, we are the New Romans. Sodomy before close order drill(and drilling). This brown agenda has to stop, the smell is killing everything.
Guess this is the Army he wishes he had.
You watch—the repeal of DADT will be the spearhead for gay marriage to be recognized in the military and then, in society.
And once marriage can no longer be kegally defined as between one man and one woman, there will be no way to legally confine marriage to just two people or even just two humans.
And that is what comes next.
In just 30 years, the gay agenda will have been implemented.
Et tu, Donaldus? Then fall Caesar.
I give up.
previous post—”kegally” should be “legally”.
But with the topic at hand, “kegally” just might fit.
Do we need any more proof that the Bush administration was never what we conservatives thought and hoped it would be?
Rummy’s military definition of “Fox Hole” isn’t quite the same as that of a normal person.
Looking for acceptance at high society cocktail parties, Rummy?
No, no, NO!
No place for queers in the military. Period.
Much of the humor of the series derived from the pragmatic yet short-fused Oliver attempting to make sense of the largely insane world around him. There seemed to be a dual perspective of reality: Oliver versus everyone else. terrace, etc.
I am starting to get an Oliver complex....
Coulter (gays are naturally conservative)
Breitbart (lets have a big gay party!)
Palin/Huck (GOProud should be allowed at CPAC)
Alan West (used Mark Foley to open new Florida office)
You first Rummy. A shower is waiting for you. Or how about Rummy sleeping in a room with 150 that’s about 30’X30’. Rummy the Grand Engineer of Carter’s Hollow Military and the founder of the mid 1970’s Walk Away and Leave It instant discharge program. What a clown. Not a good Sec of Def either time.
“Rumsfeld says he has enormous respect for the ground commanders and service chiefs who have expressed concerns...”
Concerns? More like OUTRAGE I bet.
Did you see Allen West tonight? He did not back down when speaking about traditional marriage or values.
Butt hole politics.
Oh God be merciful, smite us quickly, so that we can rebuild in your grace. We deserve what we get. Next we’ll find out Lincoln was gay.....
Geeez. And I ALMOST bought his new book today. I’m glad I didn’t.
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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then put him inn a room and a shower with a few queers for 5 months on active service
sick twisted idiot
Another Republican comes out of the closet. ...glad that I left the bisexual, er, bipartisan Party to be unaffiliated and continue to be principled.
did not see it but it sounds good and if he did not back down on good values and against perversion then good for him we need more people like him
time to rid the GOP of those who are for the queer agenda.liberals , libertarians and homosexuals telling us how they’re nice
With how many supposed Conservatives in power during that time span?
This is irksome, I’m quite tired of doing leg work for the R’s only to receive in the form thanks a urination to the face.
Fine, let them go knock on doors.
With all due respect, Rumsfeld - take your disgusting opinion and shove it back from whence it came!
Crazy how all these supposed Republicans or conseravative are all jumping on the Sodom and Gomorrah bandwagon.
Separating the sheep from the goats big time.
PS - DJ, lost my link to the lists. Might as well have it and save it someplace in case comp really bites the dust.
because talk radio are cowards for the most part
TV hosts like Hannity are cowards
because it is not discussed by cowards then we have these fools now saying after office and selling books they’re for two men banging each other up a crap box and because of that they think they should have rights
Sorry Dude , you’re wrong.
Bull dykes hitting on fresh-faced young recruits. And not Thing One the recruits can do about it. Nice.
The GOP has decided that social issues aren’t to be addressed. It just may be their downfall.