There are already more than 35 nations with open service by homosexuals in their militaries including our nearest allies like the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Israelis. Our fighting men (and women) can handle this.
DADT was a poorly conceived policy. The only sensible solutions were open service or no service. The DADT nose-under-the-tent made "no service" to be no option.
Regardless of any actual ill effects of this coming policy change, the political reality will ensure news of any negative outcomes never reaches the People.
Maybe so, but its impact on discipline, cohesion, morale and effectiveness will certainly be negative. Our warfighting capabilities will be needlessly diminished and that poses an unacceptible risk to our national security in this exceedingly dangerous era in which we live. The Senate has completely lost touch with reality.
“There are already more than 35 nations with open service by homosexuals in their militaries including our nearest allies like the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Israelis. Our fighting men (and women) can handle this.”
Screw off, reprobate!
Our military should NOT have to “handle” this.
Jim, ZOT this freaking moron.
If you support the homosexual agenda, then get the hell off of FR!! Continue supporting it on FR beyond this point, newbie, and you will get the ZOT!! Period. End of fricken story!!
You repeat the TIRED “INNACURATE IN THE SUBJECTIVE “MANTRA.....
Oh, all these other countries have gays serving in the military....
1) Most of these countries do NOT have large combat missions, or a huge military.
2) countries, like Israel, Brits etc. do not have the AGGRESSIVE GAY AGENDA the US has cause of the Libs and our Left. Gays in the military in those countries do not march in Gay Pride marches, sue their military etc.
so technically ..yes, other countries have gays in the military...SUBJECTIVELY it is very very different.
Ever since Shinseki put Berets on our soldiers...well, cute aren’t they...the feminization of our military began? Pvt Manning sure is cute in his pic with the Beret as the hero of Wikileaks...Drama Queen! Oh and lets not forget Col Karpinski (uh, Abu grabe?)..the dyke writes a book, a la drama queen, about how mean everyone was to her.