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Panetta to OK end of military gay ban
Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2011 | LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 07/21/2011 5:46:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has decided to end the ban on gays serving openly in the armed services and certify that repealing the 17-year-old prohibition will not hurt the military's ability to fight, officials said Thursday.

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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhohomosexualagenda; bhosecdef; dontaskdonttell; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 07/21/2011 5:46:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How the heck would Panetta know if it would affect the military’s ability to fight? What expertise does he bring to the Pentagon?


2 posted on 07/21/2011 5:51:51 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Chiefs of the Military services. One would think they would be brave men who would stick up for the men under their command ,instead of selling those men out to a bunch of queers and shilling for Leon Panetta, and Obamalamadingdong, Mrs. Larry Sinclair.


3 posted on 07/21/2011 5:53:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why else would they install this radical leftist in this position.


4 posted on 07/21/2011 5:53:37 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gonna be a lot of accidents on deployment.


5 posted on 07/21/2011 5:54:04 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Tallguy

Still haven’t heard how the recuitment of the class of 2011 or the retention of the enlistes od the class of 2007 who are completing their 1st hitch is going.


6 posted on 07/21/2011 5:56:07 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: Waco

I would think that with the economy re-entering the crapper that the enlistment & retention numbers would remain strong despite the social engineering going on.


7 posted on 07/21/2011 5:58:53 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do they keep calling DADT a ban on gays? Gays have been banned from military service for as long as I can remember and then some (a common ruse to avoid the draft in the 60’s was to claim homosexuality). DADT was Clinton’s compromise when he failed to end the ban in the early 90’s.

Technically, ending DADT by itself would simply revert us back to a total ban on gays serving, and the MPs could actively investigate.


8 posted on 07/21/2011 5:59:20 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Welcome to Costco. I love you. Welcome to Costco. I love you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suppose then he would have no problem with straight men showering naked with straight women. No? Well then that’s just “Straightaphobic”....We straights are sick and tired of having our rights oppressed by the man.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 5:59:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The sodomites win another battle in the destruction of civilization.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 6:00:18 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Tallguy

That’s exactly what’s happening. Recruiters are having no trouble meeting their quotas these days.


11 posted on 07/21/2011 6:01:32 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Welcome to Costco. I love you. Welcome to Costco. I love you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

great legacy .... now he can quit


12 posted on 07/21/2011 6:05:16 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Venturer

“The Chiefs of the Military services. One would think they would be brave men who would stick up for the men under their command”

Very senior brave men bailed out by the hundreds under Beelzebubba, and were replaced by go-along-to-get-along, ass kissing, CMA, mein career uber alles, politically correct PowerPoint commandos.

Sadly enough, the officer corps now needs a house cleaning almost as badly as the State Department or the CIA.


13 posted on 07/21/2011 6:18:31 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Remember, the Stupid Party sold us out on this issue and others during the Lame Duck Session.


14 posted on 07/21/2011 6:19:08 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course he has no problem with it. Obama’s going to cut funding for the military so much that it won’t exist at all by next year anyway.


15 posted on 07/21/2011 6:24:08 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Waco; Tallguy

>>> Still haven’t heard how the recuitment of the class of 2011 or the retention of the enlistes od the class of 2007 who are completing their 1st hitch is going.

Apparently no mass exodus from the services. No tumbleweeds careening through the recruiting offices.

June 29, 2011

All four active-duty military services have met or exceeded recruitment goals as of May for this fiscal year.

According to a Defense Department release, the Army recruited 44,950 new soldiers, above its 44,200 goal. The Navy recruited 20,942 people, its exact goal number, according to the release. Air Force ranks were also right on the money, with 18,444 “accessions.”

The Marine Corps beat its recruiting goal by 39 people to bring in 14,995 to the Devil Dogs’ side. Reserve components also hit or exceeded their recruiting goals, and the release states that retention goals are on track so far this fiscal as well.

In an attempt to address retention bloat, about 16,000 sailors are being considered for involuntary separation from the Navy because they fall into 31 overmanned job categories, or ratings.


16 posted on 07/21/2011 6:33:29 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Tallguy

The UCMJ punishes sodomy. Lifting DADT doesn’t really change a thing. Watch for them to change the UCMJ next.


17 posted on 07/21/2011 6:37:40 PM PDT by sigzero
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To: sigzero

Doesn’t the Military code have rules against PDA? Will the gays/lesbians be held to the same standards as the straights? This is about bringing chaos to our military, chasing out the hard-core Patriots, and reinstating the Draft (something that Rangel has been pushing for). Then you are really going to see trouble in them thar hills.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 6:45:03 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: tlb

Is there detailed information on race, sex, and immigration and parole status of these new inductees?


19 posted on 07/21/2011 6:47:17 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: VoiceOfBruck

“Recruiters are having no trouble meeting their quotas these days.”

Not according to The Department of Defense.

“Military recruitment and retention stay strong”

http://www.stripes.com/blogs/stripes-central/stripes-central-1.8040/military-recruitment-and-retention-stay-strong-1.147795


20 posted on 07/21/2011 6:56:01 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: tlb

May we assune that ALL queerbaits are denocRATS???


21 posted on 07/21/2011 7:08:47 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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22 posted on 07/21/2011 7:22:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Sioux-san

>>> Is there detailed information on race, sex, and immigration and parole status of these new inductees?

No, but 100% of them swore to this:

“I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”


23 posted on 07/21/2011 7:29:23 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Today the last space shuttle landed again here on mother earth.The day we Americans put a man on the moon I was in Basic Training at Ft.Campbell Ky and we were told to fall out in the street with our dufflebags and we watched the television coverage.Today Michael Savage said Obama has put us at the back of the bus as far as the space race goes.I agree.
We have been turned into a nation of beggars by this Communist.Today Obamas’ YES man in the new Pentagon Leon Panetta -who I believe was a quartermaster? has said Sodomy in the Military ranks will be fully authorized by the Pentagon by September. Today I would say to ANYBODY in this
Administration I cannot encourage ANYBODY— except a flaming fag to enlist in our Military absent the order that if they enlist -when they are assaulted in the barracks —off duty Their immediate response to such assault ought be to treat their attacker as they would ANY enemy combatant on the field of battle/for in the moment the Reprobate acts out their orientation they cease to be a fellow soldier but have become our enemy.AND ought be treated as such.


24 posted on 07/21/2011 7:34:59 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: dsc

It sure seems that way.


25 posted on 07/21/2011 8:11:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: tlb

that’s good - and there was a day when that oath meant something. I hope it still does. That doesn’t get to my question, however. If the Army is recruiting a bunch of 100 pound 19 year old women rather than 180 pound men, for example, that’s a problem. If the Army is experiencing “white male flight”, that also is a problem. If you are a member of a gang who would be going to prison, but agreed to join the Army instead, that’s a problem.


26 posted on 07/21/2011 8:13:18 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Totally agree. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.


27 posted on 07/22/2011 6:47:55 AM PDT by sigzero
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