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Obama Embraces Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Report

President Obama today said a new Pentagon report on the effects of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell should impel Congress to overturn the law before the lame duck session ends this year.

The report found that, overall, some 70 percent of military personnel do not believe the change would have a negative effect on morale. But within combat units, as many as 58 percent are wary of allowing gays to openly express their sexuality.

Here’s a portion of Obama’s statement.

With our nation at war and so many Americans serving on the front lines, our troops and their families deserve the certainty that can only come when an act of Congress ends this discriminatory policy once and for all.  The House of Representatives has already passed the necessary legislation.  Today I call on the Senate to act as soon as possible so I can sign this repeal into law this year and ensure that Americans who are willing to risk their lives for their country are treated fairly and equally.  Our troops represent the virtues of selfless sacrifice and love of country that have enabled our freedoms. I am absolutely confident that they will adapt to this change and remain the best led, best trained, best equipped fighting force the world has ever known.

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4 Responses to Obama Embraces Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Report

  1. Surely, the Prez doesn’t want gays to “openly express their sexuality”.
    He most likely wants them to learn to shoot straight and then duck.

  2. Obama, like other straight Dem’s and Rep’s are the moral giants who tell those of us (who have served with honor and integrity) that were too morally repugnant to stand in the chowhall line, while we spend millions investigating and tossing out Arabic-language interpreters, infantryman, radar operators and combat engineers: the military jobs that are VITALLY necessary to win this war on (Islamic) terrorism. A war in which the opposing side holds homosexuality to be not only “unclean” but its objective is the complete and total eradication of the dirty, filthy “shaz.”

    When I served in the Army during the Cold War the primary dirtbags in the battalion were the married soldiers (who had sex with the wives of other soldiers who were away on field exercises) and the single str8 soldiers (who smoked dope in the barracks and ran after German prostitutes in the red light district). Many of the older soldiers and NCOs I observed were overweight, and one thing these soldiers all had in common were their unkempt, pathetic, unsoldierly appearance unlike many of us who loved the Army and cherished its traditions. These dirtbags were straphangers who joined to get the college fund or signed on the line to get some type of fiscal compensation and stayed on in the “new army” (thanks to Carter) which became all-volunteer in which promotion was based exclusively on time-in-service, not merit. Be thankful today’s military relies on artillery and air assets …

    Str8 moral giants like Kennedy, LBJ and Nixon gave us the Vietnam War (and the subsequent extermination of nearly 4,000,000 South Vietnamese and cultural minorities) but have been lionized in the str8 media as “men of great conviction” but have done more to destroy our post-WWII military than any coterie of high-pitched homosexuals running through the barracks dressed like Judy Garland. It was str8 politicians who gave us the Korean debacle, Vietnam War, big government and the ridiculous state we find ourselves in today: not gay men but powerful, married str8 men.

    • Tom, thanks for your perspective on this. I was hoping you would comment. This is an instant classic which had me laughing out loud and which through its cleverness brought your point home: “Str8 moral giants like Kennedy, LBJ and Nixon . . . have done more to destroy our post-WWII military than any coterie of high-pitched homosexuals running through the barracks dressed like Judy Garland.”
      Thank you for your service Tom.