I take that agreement back.......... and I do so strongly.<quoted text>
Now on to the problems at hand, this is not really a "gay rights" issue. This is what is good for the military and the country issue. Human nature be it gay or hetrosexual dictates that we will be lesses focused if you are around people that you find attractive. If you put 1 guy with 20 women you bet he is going to find one or more attractive and because of this he will be lessed focused. This is the same as putting 1 gay man around 20 other man. Very basic. Imagine what this is like when you were are 20 something...hormones are raging. I know if I was 1 guy around 20 girls I am going to be less focused. Any one that is honest and not subject to an adgenda will agree.
Look at the navy boats that allow women on board. More pregancy, more drama and more tax payers money wasted. Yes, Navy boy, I called it a boat.
The question is, do you want less focused people protecting our nation. You want gays in the the military, fine. Make special units. If they want to serve, have at. The military is not the place for social change. The miltary protects a democracy, it is not a democracy.
I'm so tired of the gay rights people crying foul everytime something is don't exactly the way they want it. They sound like spoiled little children. On the other hand, I am tired of the other side trying to hide gays in the closet too. There has to be some middle ground.
Both sides need to relax and stop taking themselves so seriously.
As you can see by my profile I am a RETIRED US Marine.. I as well have been to several combat theaters... and I have seen my Marines spill blood and give their lives. TWO of which were gay (I had full confidence as did my unit).
The crux of this issue is that gays being able to serve their country and die for it overshadows some wimps idea he "might get hit on". Well dawg... WMs get hit on daily and that is against the UCMJ isnt it? Yes it is.. unfortunately it is not enforced. IF and WHEN the leadership decides to enforce its rules on fraternization and proper CONDUCT becoming of a Marine or any service person for that matter, this will be a moot issue. The ONLY reason that this bullshit is being bounced around is that the military LEADERSHIP is incapable or uninterested in ENFORCEMENT of its own ideals, its traditions and leadership!