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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Obama reaffirms will end 'don't ask, don't tell' - Yahoo! News

    President Barack Obama pledged to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech Saturday, but acknowledged to a cheering crowd that the policy changes he promised on the campaign trail are not coming as quickly as they expected.


    DADT was a horrible policy from the start. Clinton should have ended the ban on gays in the military rather than agreeing to this compromise.
    Thank You President Obama for standing on your principles.

    DADT rewarded lying and deceit and punished honesty. It doesn't take much of a brain to understand that there is obviously something wrong with that.
    I'll believe it when I see it.
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I had a gay soldier that got his ass kicked for making advances in the shower. We had to billet him at battalion, because the entire company refused to take showers as long as he was in the unit...and that was their right to protest.
    They need to grow up. Command should have made them shower with him and kicked their asses for kicking his ass. Culture shock.


    Same story with women in garrison or combat. Set the culture.

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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    That's ridiculus. That's not sexual harrassment, that's staring at a little nudity. When I was in service, in the late 80's, we had one guy with a HUGE penis. Everyone stared at it, poor guy. We nicknamed him "the Trout". We never considered that sexual harrassment; perhaps it was.
    LOL...in the military, that is sexual harrassment.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    They need to grow up. Command should have made them shower with him and kicked their asses for kicking his ass. Culture shock.
    Well, we're talking about the wonderful world of Don't ask don't tell. They couldn't ask him if he was gay and he didn't have to tell them that he was, so there was no way that he, or them, could have been given seperate shower facilities. And, the soldier that kicked his ass was convicted of assault and spent some time in the stockade. It was a big ole mess.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So when did it become the right of soldiers to choose their roommates?
    not a right...but pretty common. although, someone has to bunk with the smelly guy...

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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    not a right...but pretty common. although, someone has to bunk with the smelly guy...
    In my unit, the smelly guy has to take a shower...lol
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    not a right...but pretty common. although, someone has to bunk with the smelly guy...
    That might be a right

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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, we're talking about the wonderful world of Don't ask don't tell. They couldn't ask him if he was gay and he didn't have to tell them that he was, so there was no way that he, or them, could have been given seperate shower facilities. And, the soldier that kicked his ass was convicted of assault and spent some time in the stockade. It was a big ole mess.
    But I am saying there should be no separate shower facilities. They need to get over it.

    And it is the NCO's job to set the culture.

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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    But I am saying there should be no separate shower facilities. They need to get over it.

    And it is the NCO's job to set the culture.
    And, I'm saying that if a soldier files a grievance and refuses to shower with another soldier, then you're going to find a great big can of worms to deal with. Bottom line is, if straight soldiers refuse to share billets with gay soldiers, or gay soldiers refuse to share billets with straight soldiers, that's their right and the military is going to be forced to accomadate them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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