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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.
    In response to the blued ... I declare "BS" - Sometimes the only way to get to a destination is to take it in baby steps. Obviously forcing everyone to accept gays in the military at that time just wasn't going to happen.

    I consider DADT a step in the right direction - in part because people's support isn't just coming from "gays have rights" but it comes because people have witnessed the result of DADT and are against it *because* of it's nature. And, in the process of this evolution, people no longer are against "gays" so much as they are agains the "maltreatment of gays."

    Just like civil-rights for blacks progressed because of people's reaction and awareness to the hideous things that happened while Jim Crow laws and other means of segregation were in contention (such as photos of sit-in protestors being viciously attacked by dogs circulating in the press).

    Sometimes there's no better way to make your point than for people to really see how "human" everyone really is. No one wants to hear of someone loosing their job because of "private" matters (such as your sexual orientation) which is the end result and downside of DADT.
    Just the same as no one wanted to really see an African American being attacked by dogs just for "being there"
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Gays are attracted to the opposite sex?
    Whoops!!! my bad.........
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    The problem with DADT is it allows straight sailors who realize they made a mistake in joining to go to their CO and claim they are gay to get a discharge and it is honorable...Sadly that happens all the time..........
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The problem with DADT is it allows straight sailors who realize they made a mistake in joining to go to their CO and claim they are gay to get a discharge and it is honorable...Sadly that happens all the time..........
    When I was in, people who wanted a quick and easy discharge just got high until they failed a piss test. It was bad enough that we started making them serve their full NJP punishment before being discharged. One guy spent 3 months on a cruise waiting for his drug discharge, and was never allowed off the ship once in that time.
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The problem with DADT is it allows straight sailors who realize they made a mistake in joining to go to their CO and claim they are gay to get a discharge and it is honorable...Sadly that happens all the time..........
    Of course....DADT punishes gay soldiers who tell the truth...and rewards straight soldiers who lie. Now that makes sense
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    When I was in, people who wanted a quick and easy discharge just got high until they failed a piss test. It was bad enough that we started making them serve their full NJP punishment before being discharged. One guy spent 3 months on a cruise waiting for his drug discharge, and was never allowed off the ship once in that time.
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Of course....DADT punishes gay soldiers who tell the truth...and rewards straight soldiers who lie. Now that makes sense

    No one wants to know, why can't you get that????
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    When I was in, people who wanted a quick and easy discharge just got high until they failed a piss test. It was bad enough that we started making them serve their full NJP punishment before being discharged. One guy spent 3 months on a cruise waiting for his drug discharge, and was never allowed off the ship once in that time.
    The differece is Druggies don't get honorable discharges
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No one wants to know, why can't you get that????
    Its not a matter of wanting to know. I'm sure most gay soldiers would prefer to stay quiet about it as well....but not all want to have to constantly hide their sexual orientation just to serve. Do you think that straight soldiers constantly hide their sexual orientation?
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    Re: Obama reaffirms will end "Don't ask Don't tell"

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The differece is Druggies don't get honorable discharges
    True....they get right-wing radio talk shows.
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