Why do we even need a policy?
In the Navy the only place we ever asked and told was in the showers.
We did not need Washington involved in that.
Only a pervert would invite a politician into a shower.
Last edited by JW Frogen; 10-22-09 at 02:17 AM.
I think you're refusing to see things from any other perspective than your own. You oughta start trusting what you're kinspeople are trying to tell you.
Again, you show mistaken ideas about gays. Remember, as we both know, gays are already there, and this is by and large not an issue. Any time it is an issue, there are rules in place to handle it, just like any other problem.It's not about fear. You, above most, should know this about Marines. It's about sexual roles. One of the very real reasons the infantry is an all male club is that it is easier to deal with a unit without the immersion of sexual competition amongst the ranks. We add in the gay factor and we may as well room men with women. Except in this case, the men won't be so welcome to the "opposite" sex.
I'm not saying that (open) gays in the military won't work. Whether or not it works, it's going to happen. But no militarily inexperienced Commander-in-Chief is going to force this upon a military that is bleeding for him in the middle of war. Clinton wasn't in a war. But he found out quickly that this subject did him no favors when it came to sending others off to murder in his name.
It is going to happen, and the commander in chief and congress are who the military work for, not vice versa. You seem confused on this fact. If Obama and congress do the right thing and get this done, you will either deal with it or get out, the military has no right, no authority to say no.