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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Oh, I've also said, many times, that I think DADT can be repealed almost immediately in non-combat MOS's. That would include your translators...
    It should be repealed for all MOS's.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

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    Seems to me the military should have zero tolerance for the poor behavior of those who are too afraid of gay people to serve next to them.
    What unit or ship were you on?
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    with our economy in complete crisis, with our nation facing serious questions about its future, while fighting, supposedly, 2 wars, is NOW really the judicious time to introduce a resolve so divisive as this?

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    The translators would not have been discharged had they not broken the law...........
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I'll say it again: I support the repeal of DADT in non-combat units. I also support altering the language of the UCMJ so as to provide infantry unit commanders with the legal authority to exercise discretion in the enforcement of DADT.

    We clear?
    Works for me.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Oh, I've also said, many times, that I think DADT can be repealed almost immediately in non-combat MOS's. That would include your translators...
    That is so much horse **** and a total cop out my left wing friend........DADT is a ****ing law.....You can't have a law for some people and not for others.....Get a ****ing clue.........
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    That is so much horse **** and a total cop out my left wing friend........DADT is a ****ing law.....You can't have a law for some people and not for others.....Get a ****ing clue.........
    My concern is one of practicality. Fairness doesn't apply in the military. You just do as your told, Sailor.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    My concern is one of practicality. Fairness doesn't apply in the military. You just do as your told, Sailor.


    Compromise is so great. You get to pick the position that is most practical but get hated by everyone for doing it.

    Although I can't deem a downside to DADT being limited to combat units at commander discretion as long as servicemen are transferred to a different division upon outing themselves rather than dismissed from the military entirely.

    If anything, such a policy would probably do a lot to actually protect gays in the military.
    Last edited by CriticalThought; 01-31-10 at 10:16 PM.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I'll say it again: I support the repeal of DADT in non-combat units. I also support altering the language of the UCMJ so as to provide infantry unit commanders with the legal authority to exercise discretion in the enforcement of DADT.

    We clear?
    I agree. This sounds like a decent compromise. We've made a lot of changes in our treatment of gays in the last few decades. We can't make every change that's needed over night. While I'd love to see DADT completely removed we can't just shove it down everyone's throat.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post


    Compromise is so great. You get to pick the position that is most practical but get hated by everyone for doing it.
    I just want to keep things running smoothly is all. I think it's a damn shame that proud men and women must hide their sexuality in order to serve, but they should do so with the knowledge that their sacrifice IS appreciated by people of good will.

    Although I can't deem a downside to DADT being limited to combat units at commander discretion as long as servicemen are transferred to a different division upon outing themselves rather than dismissed from the military entirely.

    If anything, such a policy would probably do a lot to actually protect gays in the military.
    That would certainly be an option. Like I said, whatever keeps things running smoothly.

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