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    Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Well this is pretty interesting...

    Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay Iraq veteran who has been an outspoken opponent of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, has been called back to active duty, The Advocate reports.

    Last year, an Army National Guard committee had recommended that Choi, a West Point graduate and Arabic translator, be discharged under the "don't ask" policy after he said on The Rachel Maddow Show that he is gay.

    The West Point graduate has been in limbo ever since awaiting final action from the military.

    The Advocate says that after he was called up this weekend, he joined his unit on active duty in Pennsylvania.

    The move comes one week after the nation's two top Defense officials, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, called for an end to the 16-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    This is good news. Our military needs the best people it can get regardless of their sexual orientation.
    I am glad to hear that the military is acting in their best interest and in the interest of this Country rather than the interests of a vocal minority that want to advance their political agenda and use the military as their agent.
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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    This is good news. Our military needs the best people it can get regardless of their sexual orientation.
    I am glad to hear that the military is acting in their best interest and in the interest of this Country rather than the interests of a vocal minority that want to advance their political agenda and use the military as their agent.
    That's a riot!...
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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: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    If this was not just a blip in the system, then I think someone is sending a message.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's a riot!...
    Its the truth. The radical right-wing has tried to keep the best people out of the military because of their fears that if gays are allowed in the military, people might be more accepting of them in other areas such as marriage.

    If you care about this Country, you want the best people in the best positions.
    The right-wing doesn't care about that, they only care about advancing their right-wing anti-gay social agenda and they are willing to sacrifice the security interests of this country to do it.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its the truth. The radical right-wing has tried to keep the best people out of the military because of their fears that if gays are allowed in the military, people might be more accepting of them in other areas such as marriage.

    If you care about this Country, you want the best people in the best positions.
    The right-wing doesn't care about that, they only care about advancing their right-wing anti-gay social agenda and they are willing to sacrifice the security interests of this country to do it.
    That's where you totally lose credibility.

    I believe that the Liberals are only interested in pushing the Liberal agenda, winning votes and couldn't give a **** less what effect it will have on our military.

    So far, we have the best fighting force in the history of the world. How have policies of the past hurt our national security? Gonna hav a hard time proving otherwise.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's where you totally lose credibility.
    Yes....because of course, no one who is gay could POSSIBLY be good for the military

    You people are too much. Thank God you are losing these battles.
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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its the truth. The radical right-wing has tried to keep the best people out of the military because of their fears that if gays are allowed in the military, people might be more accepting of them in other areas such as marriage.

    If you care about this Country, you want the best people in the best positions.
    The right-wing doesn't care about that, they only care about advancing their right-wing anti-gay social agenda and they are willing to sacrifice the security interests of this country to do it.
    If that's the case why did the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy originate with the Clinton adminstration?

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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Yes....because of course, no one who is gay could POSSIBLY be good for the military

    You people are too much. Thank God you are losing these battles.
    Your words, not mine.
    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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    Re: Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's where you totally lose credibility.

    I believe that the Liberals are only interested in pushing the Liberal agenda, winning votes and couldn't give a **** less what effect it will have on our military.

    So far, we have the best fighting force in the history of the world. How have policies of the past hurt our national security? Gonna hav a hard time proving otherwise.
    Not hard at all. Look at the list of all of the gay people who have been discharged under DADT and what they brought to the table:

    "The military has discharged almost 800 mission-critical troops and at least 59 Arabic and nine Farsi linguists under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the last five years." - servicemen's legal defense network.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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