Skip to comments.Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services
Posted on 07/21/2011 3:40:38 PM PDT by markomalley
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services
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May God have mercy on His remnant left in this perverse land.
Maybe this was another bullet Gates wanted to dodge.
Is this his first official act as Sec’y of Defense? His nametag should read “The Prince of Darkness!!”
he can’t defy a lawful order given by the sitting president. there isn’t much else to say about it as far as his involvement in this goes.
Another distraction while the budget negotiations are going on.
So, the queers have gotten what they wanted.
They will rue the day.
Will he be pinning on rainbow colored ribbbons for all the self proclaimed gays?
And the first lawsuit for some kind of rights violation begins in. . . .
Does this mean that a$$less chaps will now become an issued uniform item?
Swords are being sharpened all over the World.
Yeah, I have no doubt they could serve openly at almost any job function in the Military that they attempted.
The question our beloved; compromised media won't ask is why the VOLUNTEER Military which is over-overwhelmingly straight/normal has to be forced to put up with that b.s.
Tell ya a quick story. Dipshit in my platoon (back a couple decades) once got hammered and brought a woman back to the open squad bay and we all woke up at reveille with her there. You may think Marines wouldn't care; we did. What little privacy/sanctitude we had was violated. Think on that for a bit
/still against BEQ's.
Leon’s Lovers or Panetta’s Pretties? The poor straight guys are sure going to catch hell over this perverted nonsense.
What ever happened to the defense authorization bill amendment Republicans added that required all armed forces division chiefs would have to sign off as well?
“he cant defy a lawful order given by the sitting president.”
Who said the “sitting president is eligible to give said order, and if ineligible to sit as president, is said order then lawful?
Sure he can defy it. All he needs to do is resign. But he’s a Leftist, so he’s in favor of this policy.
“Who said the sitting president is eligible to give said order, and if ineligible to sit as president, is said order then lawful?”
A question I have asked many for the last two years concerning our President. If his presidency is illegitimate then should he not be held accountable for military KIAs due to orders he has given. People want to downgrade the importance of his birth certificate and his legitimacy as President, but there are serious ramifications here if it is discovered he is not eligible to be President thus giving unlawful orders that result in the deaths of many military service members.
The reason Hussein chose him.
But of course!
“A question I have asked many for the last two years concerning our President. If his presidency is illegitimate then should he not be held accountable for military KIAs due to orders he has given. People want to downgrade the importance of his birth certificate and his legitimacy as President, but there are serious ramifications here if it is discovered he is not eligible to be President thus giving unlawful orders that result in the deaths of many military service members.”
AS well as every thing else he has done in his official capacity as POTUS, to include appointments, nominations, bills, laws, treaties, name it.
Don’t drop the soap.
It’s in his discretion to say that doing so would have a negative effect on retention and recruitment. But he won’t, because he’s a Progressive.
I wonder how the Taliban would react to being “engaged” by the 5th Gay Battalion?
well no one with any authority in our Government has said Obama is not eligible to be President. I happen to personally believe Obama is ineligible but who am I but just a FReeper? I am not aware of a single member of Congress making the case he is not eligible. So from a pragmatic standpoint your statement is meaningless. The solution is not to expect the Military to disobey legal orders but for us to seek impeachment and we all know that won't happen.
One day there may come a Belisarius, but by then, as it was in the past, it will be too late.
I’m glad I retired before it was mandatory.
Panetta is not a soldier. He can tell Obama to pound sand on any order he issues. Obama can fire him. That's about it. But Panetta is not bound by any order Obama issues.
If Panetta thought this was an order that would harm the military, he would be duty bound to tell Obama that he is not going to carry it out. Then Obama would have to fire him and appoint a new lackey to carry out his vile orders.
I hate this. But the teachers unions have been promoting this for 10 years. The teens today think it’s normal. I’m going to be an 80 year old grandma and I’m going to be looked at as a racist 80 year old grandma back in the 70’s. The only difference is, I’m not F’ing my same sex partner. Perversion is prevision.
“Hello, my name is Sue, and I’m a hetro”. Who cares?
“What ever happened to the defense authorization bill amendment Republicans added that required all armed forces division chiefs would have to sign off as well?”
They signed off on it about 2 weeks ago.
Which branch of the Armed Forces did you serve?
Four more years and the draft will be debated to be reinstated.
You’ll never wield a sword. Get real, Europe is all gay. You’re going to sit at your comfy desk and post comments on an internet site. “Conservatives” have a lot of bravado. Are you really going to fight this fight?
Thank you. Considering your screen name I trust you.
So is every branch leader going to confirm and sign off that the repeal will not harm the military. I thought two of the armed service branch chiefs were wary of this?
I can’t wait for the first headline “Gay PFC killed in a ‘friendly fire’ incident in Afghanistan.
Exactly right, the ranks will take care of their own. There will be a lot of accidents now. Lots of queers will be going home in plastic bags.
Apparently they all have already signed off. According to the AP:
“His decision, which was expected, comes two weeks after the chiefs of the military services told Panetta that ending the ban would not affect military readiness. Dismantling the ban fulfills a 2008 campaign promise by President Barack Obama, who helped usher the repeal through Congress and signed it into law late last December.”
Can a corpsman refuse to touch a gay soldiers blood?
Oh yeah...If you are China, you are warming up the tanks and planes...
The legislature should just go home since this administration doesn’t need them to pass/repeal laws anymore.
Recruitment and retention rates are currently at record highs in all four branches of service.
Damn that commie.
I agree with Marlowe. There is nothing in the US Constitution that says the Secretary of Defense has to obey orders from the president.
The SecDef is a civilian...he is not military.
Like Marlowe says, Obama can nominate a replacement for Panetta, which should indicate his services are no longer needed. I would take that as being fired, but getting into the weeds, the Constitution really doesn’t deal with relief from an appointment, with the possible exception of impeachment and “good behavior.”
So did he get the “soap in a pillow case” treatment (i.e. Full Metal Jacket)?
I woulda been mighty pissed as well. You hold sacred what little privacy you got.