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Panetta: Gay ban repeal has not hurt morale
Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | LOLITA C. BALDOR

Posted on 05/10/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says a new Pentagon report concludes that last year's repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in the military has not affected military morale or readiness.

Panetta is telling reporters that his view is that "the military has kind of moved beyond it." He said the presence of gays in the military has become accepted.

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1 posted on 05/10/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Give it time.....like one more year.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 2:22:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

For what it’s worth haven’t seen anything here so far. But then again to my knowledge no open homosexuals have come out in the unit.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 2:24:38 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says a new Pentagon report concludes that last year's repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in the military has not affected military morale or readiness.

Because soldiers have been ordered to not allow the end of DADT to impact moral or readiness. /s

4 posted on 05/10/2012 2:27:07 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A Democrat/Progressive suck-ass voicing his approval is not un-expected, and he’s a rump-ranger himself, so he has reason to promote it....


5 posted on 05/10/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You think the boys accepted the two dudes climbing all over each other at the airport...and the other homecoming with the lesbos??? Bull


6 posted on 05/10/2012 2:28:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’ll say whatever he’s told to say.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suppose there won’t be the kind of trouble with gays that there was in the 80s when I was in the Navy, since kids have “evolved” or whatever.

When I was on my ship, we had a few incidents with gay sailors. We didn’t beat on them, although it could have come to that. When someone got “outted” it was very very unpleasant for EVERYONE in his berthing area. We weren’t homophobic, since we weren’t scrared of gays, but damn, who wants to live that close to a gay dude if you’re not gay?

Back then, the Navy did an ourstanding job of getting gays off the ship, normally within a week of the problems starting. If they left them on the ship, I think we would have found a way to deal with it, and not in a PC way.


8 posted on 05/10/2012 2:29:22 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The military, in particular the Army, must sure have a different mindset than when I served in WWII. We knew about sexual differences but we never had to be concerned.


9 posted on 05/10/2012 2:30:31 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: SoldierDad
Because soldiers have been ordered to not allow the end of DADT to impact moral or readiness. /s

You put a sarcasm tag on that, but you're more right than you realize. The officers will present the party line, and the enlisted know better than to gripe in front of the officers. Hence the illusion that "everyone's fine with this."

10 posted on 05/10/2012 2:32:54 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: Sacajaweau
You think the boys accepted the two dudes climbing all over each other at the airport...and the other homecoming with the lesbos??? Bull

Well, the boys would have a problem with the 2 guys kissing..but no so much with the two hot lesbo's. That's just the way it is for most of the hetero male population.

11 posted on 05/10/2012 2:33:01 PM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Why? Do you want it to mess up our military?


12 posted on 05/10/2012 2:33:33 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: trailhkr1

Oh yeh....forgot about Charlie’s fantasies.


13 posted on 05/10/2012 2:34:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: trailhkr1
.but no so much with the two hot lesbo's.

Lesbians - It Ain't Like In The Movies.

14 posted on 05/10/2012 2:35:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Lesbians - It Ain't Like In The Movies.

Yep, for the most part But I work with a 24 year old lesbo and she and her partner are true 9/10's.

Pretty ones are out there.

15 posted on 05/10/2012 2:38:13 PM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BULLBLEEP,LEON!


16 posted on 05/10/2012 2:39:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: stuartcr

I am against homos in the military, period.

It is too early to see the damage allowing them in will cause. It will be bad.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 2:41:33 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lying puke.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 2:43:17 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hardly a week passes without Panetta making some stupid statement.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 2:48:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I disagree. I work with junior and senior enlisted USN personnel daily and I give them more credit. It really is a non-issue.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 2:48:18 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hasn’t it? Wait for November!


21 posted on 05/10/2012 2:53:23 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bull!!!
An appointed LAP-DOG tells them what he's ORDERED to tell them, and Obama's minions expects us to believe it!
GO TO HELL!!!
22 posted on 05/10/2012 2:55:42 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, since the regime has declared the War on Terror over and we have no other enemies in the world, we won’t be needing a military anymore anyway, right Leon?


23 posted on 05/10/2012 2:57:39 PM PDT by Argus
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Give it some time Leon. The fags havent worked up nerve enough to try it yet.


24 posted on 05/10/2012 3:25:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obviously no “DaDt” personnel have not yet been killed, wounded or injured in action, else the national MSMerde would have been all over it.

Then, on the other hand, perhaps they prefer to serve their country and not the Obama agenda.

25 posted on 05/10/2012 3:26:16 PM PDT by BilLies ( The Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , PBS etc., hate your Loyal American guts!))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not near as bad as putting this amoral, political, douche bag in as secretary.


26 posted on 05/10/2012 3:28:52 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A Marine expresses his unhappiness with Obama’s policies and is booted with ten years served and given a less than honorable discharge.

Sergeant: “So how do you guys like the CinC’s new homo policy?”
(Men, all together) “It’s a good thing he did, Sarge—it’s a real good thing!”

They didn’t want to get wished out to the cornfield by President `Anthony.’


27 posted on 05/10/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
tell me if i'm wrong in thinking that if fag A is screwing fag B in the same squad/platoon and the SHTF, either of them will sacrifice you and or the whole squad/platoon to save their sex partner if it comes down to it...
28 posted on 05/10/2012 3:51:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Court Martials against hate speech and hate crimes against homosexuals will continue until morale improves. That is all.


30 posted on 05/10/2012 4:05:50 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pannetta is an a$$. Morale is in the crapper.


31 posted on 05/10/2012 4:06:15 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“They” may be out there on behalf of Obama, no longer on behalf of me.


32 posted on 05/10/2012 4:07:01 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: SandyInSeattle

The /s was a comment about my disgust for Panetta’s lie. Having a son in the Army, and many family members who have served since the start of the Afghanistan war (7 total), I’m very aware that the military under the homo-in-chief isn’t allowed to voice their true opinions on this issue.


33 posted on 05/10/2012 4:21:38 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There could be mass desertions and Panetta would say that morale had not been affected. We have reached the stage where our government routinely lies to us and we expect deceit at all levels most of the time.
34 posted on 05/10/2012 4:56:04 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: stuartcr
I disagree. I work with junior and senior enlisted USN personnel daily and I give them more credit. It really is a non-issue.

A malignant tumor is harmless, in the early stages....The brown door has been opened, the butt pirates are coming. Ask the Catholic Church how it's worked out for them.

35 posted on 05/10/2012 5:01:41 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Chode

I predict a lot of friendly fag fire incidents in the future...


36 posted on 05/10/2012 5:03:08 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

You think our soldiers are murderers?


37 posted on 05/10/2012 5:04:07 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: cajungirl
You think our soldiers are murderers?

No not at all. Marines are all lovey dovey peacenicks and would never harm anyone.

38 posted on 05/10/2012 5:06:26 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
stuff happens...
39 posted on 05/10/2012 5:15:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: central_va

Well, you indicated they were murderers, very different from soldiers or Marines. It was an insult to them.


40 posted on 05/10/2012 5:37:59 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: cajungirl

Allowing dirt chute daredevils in the military is good thing. /sarc


41 posted on 05/10/2012 5:51:01 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Excellent wording, you must have given this a lot of attention. Kudos


42 posted on 05/11/2012 2:54:28 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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