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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    It could have something to do with one thousand, one hundred flag and general officers signing a letter supporting a ban on gays in the military. Kinda hard for a CIC to go up against 1,100 general officers.
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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It could have something to do with one thousand, one hundred flag and general officers signing a letter supporting a ban on gays in the military. Kinda hard for a CIC to go up against 1,100 general officers.
    Which is what percentage of all officers?
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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Which is what percentage of all officers?
    That is irrelevant. The military is not run by consensus. Flag and general officers are the highest ranking officials within the military. Nobody cares what a bunch of junior officers straight out of OCS think.

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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Defense chief giving 'don't ask, don't tell' a closer look - CNN.com


    Apparently, the Obama appointees believe that gays/lesbians are stupid, and don't realize that this is far short of what was promised.
    He's taking things slowly... one at a time. He's got a lot of promises, let him do his job and it should happen. If his term ends and it doesn't, then complain when he is running again. Clearly he is trying to making progress in that direction... then you to respond with a wag of your finger?
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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Generals fear gays openly in the military because it is part of training and doctrine to make homo phobic remakrs and the jargin very commonly refers to male body parts. But, there is also a lot of womanizing and talking about Suzy Rotencrotch yet women account for some 15% of the military. Anyway, the same argument against letting gays in the military could've been made for keeping the military segregated. Progress is inevitable. Gays will be allowed in the military eventually.
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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    That is irrelevant. The military is not run by consensus.
    Right, which is why it doesn't really matter how many people sign a petition.

    Flag and general officers are the highest ranking officials within the military. Nobody cares what a bunch of junior officers straight out of OCS think.
    I meant to ask "what percentage of all flag and general officers"?
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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Apparently, the Obama appointees believe that gays/lesbians are stupid, and don't realize that this is far short of what was promised.
    Obama understands that he's got the gay vote locked up. All he has to do is toss them a few crumbs every so often to keep them from bolting.

    The GOP does the same thing with single-interest groups such as the pro-life crowd.

    Single-interest voters are the voters politicians love most dearly. You have to do little or nothing to placate them other than mentioning them glowingly in your convention speech.


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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Right, which is why it doesn't really matter how many people sign a petition.
    I suppose. Double-edged sword. I suppose if Obama wants to ignore the advice of his most experienced military advisors then that's his prerogative, you know, since he knows so much about the military given his extensive experience in that regard.

    I meant to ask "what percentage of all flag and general officers"?
    I'm not sure. Flag/General officers are very uncommon. 1,001 sounds like a lot to me. Four years in the Marines and I only physically encountered two general officers. It does sound like a large percentage, but I'm just speculating.

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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Four years in the Marines and I only physically encountered two general officers.
    Were those male or female general officers you encountered physically?


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    Re: Defense Chief Giving Don't Ask Don't Tell a Closer Look

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I suspect a lot of "jilted lover's" might be sending in letters then.
    This half-assed crap is just pathetic. Obama is president, and the democrats might even get a filibuster proof majority in congress. There is no excuse to tiptoe around it other than cowardice or lying about wanting to get rid of the policy in the first place.
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