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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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.
notice how all this comes out during a convention and selling books
They had no balls during their service but now jump on a 2% perverted bandwagon
Well this only makes me fight them more and more.
Free Republic is the last bastion of sanity in a world gone completely mad.
“I am starting to get an Oliver complex....”
That was bound to happen once that shyster Mr. Haney became president... and he promoted Hank Kimball from witless county agent to Director of Intelligence.
Rumsfeld is and always has been a complete idiot. His view on this subject is simply another piece of evidence proving the point. He idiocy was on full display during the early days of the War on Terror, but many on this forum were in full denial shouting, RUMMY, RUMMY, RUMMY without any critical analysis of who the guy really was.
Rumsfeld, Bremer, and Sanchez were the architects of failure in the early days of Iraq and its time for Freepers to wake up and realize what a loser this guy really is.
Very well said!
It will be their downfall.
It appears that America will have to get much worse before it gets better.
it seems the GOP thinks that if they stay silent on socialm issues then they might win.
Well that did not work two years ago did it and when the states do look at social issues then they vote for normal traditional values
the GOP , talk radio like Hannity are cowards when it comes ot these issues and for me they are now dead and no money from me
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