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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Admiral steers support for gays in military


To retired Admiral Hutson, the lesson is that the U.S. military needs a midcourse correction. 'If I thought that letting (open) gays in the military now would degrade the mission,' he says, 'I wouldn't be for it. The military mission is unique enough that it shouldn't be a social laboratory. But we are at a point now where we can do it. And once you can do it, that creates a moral imperative that means you must do it.' Lifting the ban, he has come to believe, will strengthen military readiness by enhancing unit cohesion. As for those service members unable to control their anti-gay attitudes, Hutson adds: 'I'd rather have a good gay sailor take his or her place, and just get (the bad apples) out and send them back to wherever they came from to work out their problems. I don't want them in my Navy. That will make the military better.'
I was never in support of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', it is hypocrisy. I think that the military should have strict standards about sexual conduct (which it has) but this should be evenly applied, regardless of orientation.


Blogger Cubicle said...

in once this gets through, they next step will be a gay sex scandal.

If you are going to be immoral you might as well be immoral all the time.

3/01/2005 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

I doubt there will be more gay sex scandals then they have currently. There are gays in the military now, they are just forced to be closeted.

Further, I don't find gay sex scandals any better (or worse) than straight sex scandals.

3/01/2005 01:29:00 PM  

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