A Soldier Reacts to DADT Repeal

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Wed, 22 Dec 2010 13:44:35 +0000

eowyn2

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This morning, Obama signed into law the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy. What most of us don’t know is that a special Defense Department working group appointed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended that the military should “expressly prohibit” heterosexuals from using separate showers, bathrooms and bunking facilities from homosexuals when the repeal of the law banning homosexuals from the military goes into effect.

Reacting to this pronouncement from Gates, blogger Deebow writes on BlackFive, December 19, 2010:

Just more of the same from people who think the military is just like Xerox or General Motors.  Just make some H.R. decision and there you have it, problem solved.  I am pretty certain that if I have to live in the same BEQ room with two other guys, who happen to be gay, I am nigh on to convinced that there are going to be, um…  issues.  It is one thing to come back to your room after finishing a REFORGER or yet another field problem and your room mate has his girlfriend in your shared BEQ room.  It becomes an entirely different matter when it is his boyfriend.

Because even though it is the military, there are things you still can’t make service members think or do.  The generals can implement all the policies they want and make everyone go to all the mandatory sensitivity training they demand, but service members are still free to think that two guys or two girls and what they might do together in a barracks room is wrong.

I think the “giant sucking sound” that America is about to hear comes from the members of our military who are going to be leaving, and taking all of their valuable combat experience with them, because of this ruling.  I think they will be taking SecDef Gates and the Generals up on their challenge and just find another job (maybe, but have you seen the unemployment rate?).

I think back to the best speech I have heard regarding lawyers, liberals and problems like this and the defense of the nation…

And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives…You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.

We use words like honor, code, loyalty…we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use ’em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!”

Thanks Col. Jessup for your supportive words.  I have always said I don’t care what you do or with whom you do it, but don’t demand that I think that it is normal or OK.  And mark my words, there are going to be problems….  Huge problems….

So libturds, you might think that you have given us a kinder gentler military that is more fashion conscious and sensitive.  All you did today was weaken a country. 

H/t beloved fellow Anon.

~Eowyn

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