Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pentagon Finally Figures Out Don't Ask, Don't Tell

The Pentagon came out with their year-long study on Don't Ask, Don't Tell.  Based on their findings, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell would have minimal, if not neglible, risks.  I'm glad to hear the findings, but not so much that the Pentagon needed a year-long study to confirm common sense. 

Gay people don't destabalize military cohesion.  If there were any country in the world that could afford not to jeopardize the stability of its national security, it would be Israel.  After all, a small nation surrounded by belligerent, hostile enemies that want nothing more than Israel's total annihilation surely cannot afford to err.  But amazingly enough, Israel allows openly gay people to serve in the military, and guess what?  Israel still exists without it affecting military cohesion.

If a man wants to join the military, regardless of sexual orientation, he should be able to serve his country.  It is inconsistent, if not downright hypocritical, to have an increasingly invasive foreign policy in the name of freedom, democracy, and progress while depriving a willing demographic to proudly serve in its military.  I hope that the Senate can pass a repeal of such a ridiculously arcane law before the Democrats lose their clout in Congress, but at this point, we'll have to wait and see if this comes before the Senate before the year is out.

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