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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
    which is total bull**** because the army was successfully racially integrated. clearly it's capable of adapting. I really doubt that the straight-gay divide is greater then the white-black divide.
    Just throwin this out there... Prepare for an extreme contradiction of my views on women in the military for the sake of humor!

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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
    And in 2-4 years the memory of Bush's immense evil will be diminished and people will forget that all of his ideas are terrible things, and will thus be less likely to support integration.
    Hyperbole aside, don't you think Obama's success will make his other policies (like the end of DADT) look that much better? Especially when, IIRC in this thread something like 75% of Americans favor ending it?
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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Gays have already been serving and several here that served said they knew some people they served with were gay.
    I really don't think this is the norm. Also, most people on DP tend to be more open minded on things like this than your average soldier.
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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 don't think this is the norm. Also, most people on DP tend to be more open minded on things like this than your average soldier.
    Everybody in the military knows they have been serving with gay people under DADT.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    I've yet to see anything (experience) that shows me otherwise.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Women may show their emotions more readily, but that doesn't make them emotionally fragile.
    That's not what I said.

    I don't expect you to agree with me, but from what I've seen, my parents were correct.
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    Re: Obama to End Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Everybody in the military knows they have been serving with gay people under DADT.
    Not so, when I served, there was one"man" who was a homosexual and he was booted out via an Article, as I recall.
    Don't ask, don't tell, must remain, and is a good idea..
    And the military is no place for misguided social experiments...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    I hope so.

    I just see it turning into an arguement of sole opinions and a bunch of name calling with sexist thrown in more than its fair share.

    sigh...

    One question though, is the don't ask don't tell policy offensive? Out of all of my gay friends and acquaintences only one has had an issue with it. But he's kind of a bitch anyways.
    I don't find it offensive for myself but then I am not a big gay rights advocate since I have never really suffered any ill effects or discrimination for being gay.

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

    which is total bull**** because the army was successfully racially integrated. clearly it's capable of adapting. I really doubt that the straight-gay divide is greater then the white-black divide.
    You'd be surprised how uncomfortable a socially conservative man could get when his team leader is openly homosexual. The idea of a homosexual directing and commanding and even verbally berating him are unfathomable. Perhaps the Air Force and Navy could integrate fairly easily but as for the Army and Marines - combat units in particular - it's an entirely different story. For example, do you know how many times a day the word "fag" or "queer" is used by the average grunt?

    The simple fact is this, a policy of integration not only presents numerous potential complications for our most important units (combat units) but it doesn't even really provide an identifiable benefit to those it's supposedly helping. Why does a gay person need to be "out" while they're serving? Really?

    "Good news crew! We can tell everyone we're gay now! Isn't life just grand?"

    Who cares!? Just do your time and get out. Once you transition feel free to change your myspace info accordingly...

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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.
    You mean not everyone in the military is a "straight shooter"?
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