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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Here's a different article from CNN:

    Obama aide: Ending 'don't ask, don't tell' must wait

    Gibbs on Wednesday expanded on his answer, saying, "There are many challenges facing our nation now and the president-elect is focused first and foremost on jump-starting this economy.
    "So not everything will get done in the beginning but he's committed to following through" with ending the policy against being openly gay in the military. ...retired Gen. Colin Powell, also believes it is time to reevaluate the policy -- although he has not said he favors its reversal.
    "It's been 15 years and attitudes have changed," Powell told CNN in December. "And, so, I think it is time for the Congress, since it is their law, to have a full review of it. And I'm quite sure that's what President-elect Obama will want to do."

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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    I really am all for this. You don't have to be straight to shoot straight.

    One has to wonder if it will have any adverse effects on our military. You average private is not necessarily the most open minded person.
    Voluntary military isn't it?
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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    Yeah, that movie was sooooo...heterosexual. Just like Top Gun when they broke into that volley ball scene.
    Top Gun doesn't hold a candle to this "heterosexual" moment in cinema.....

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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post

    That was when I decided NOT to join the Navy.....



    (how was that crip, sorry mr. V. )
    I just didn't want to get issued a beer gut and mustache.
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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    exactly the opposite. they can, the 1% though that cant may have a detrimental affect on the 99% who dont care.








    I bet I know more gays that served in the military than you, honorably..... just sayin... I am also saying that if you change a policy like this in the middle of a war you are gonna get someone killed. not one life is worth a social experiment/change for ones political agenda.

    You want to take this leap, fine, do it in peacetime, don't mess with potentially morale busting social changes in the middle of a war.
    I think you have a point Rev.

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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Voluntary military isn't it?
    Not for those already in. For example, if the policy was changed next month there would still be personnel in the military with a long time to serve left. Suddenly the guy they'd been training with, bunking with, showering with turns out to be gay. I don't think the average dumb private will take that very well.
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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Rampant sex does. I served on a mix company surface ship, plenty of that going on. Fraternization IS a problem, whether you want to accept that or not.
    And how has the rampant sex effected our military's ability to do it's job?
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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Top Gun doesn't hold a candle to this "heterosexual" moment in cinema.....

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    It's weird how close inspirational moments and "heterosexual" moments are in movies, isn't it?
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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    exactly the opposite. they can, the 1% though that cant may have a detrimental affect on the 99% who dont care.
    Please explain how this detrimental affect would manifest itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I bet I know more gays that served in the military than you, honorably..... just sayin... I am also saying that if you change a policy like this in the middle of a war you are gonna get someone killed. not one life is worth a social experiment/change for ones political agenda.
    I know more people in Illinois than you.

    How would this get someone killed? Please support this claim.

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    You want to take this leap, fine, do it in peacetime, don't mess with potentially morale busting social changes in the middle of a war.
    I'm not convinced it's a leap.
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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    And how has the rampant sex effected our military's ability to do it's job?
    I think the rampant sex I had in the service helped me. At least I wasn't focusing on lack of nookie issues which allowed me to concentrate on the mission at hand (no pun intended).

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