GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Petraeus says troops don't mind gays.....

No need to wait...time to get rid of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'...
The U.S. commander overseeing troops in Iraq and Afghanistan says he's not sure that troops in the field care about the sexual orientation of fellow service members.

Gen. David Petraeus says he's served alongside gays and lesbians, and what matters are someone's skills and smarts.

7 Comments:

Blogger Fred from BC said...

That's his opinion, and he is entitled to it. But before changing policy, how about surveying the troops themselves to see what *their* opinion is? This isn't an issue you can force...it has to happen at its own pace...

1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing will change if you pander to prejudice.

When troops see gays as good effective soldiers they'll be convinced.

9:16 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

gays have always been effective soldiers...just as good as straights....

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Philanthropist said...

Prohibition makes it a security issue, there should be no rule with respect to sexual orientation. And no, the troops out there today are the MTV generation, they don't care about sexuality. The few that do just need to grow up.

4:15 AM  
Blogger Fred from BC said...

Nothing will change if you pander to prejudice.


But forcing the issue will get people killed. We're talking about combat zones here, remember?

4:24 AM  
Blogger Fred from BC said...

Prohibition makes it a security issue, there should be no rule with respect to sexual orientation.


You might want to rephrase that. 'Sexual orientation' would include pedophiles, necrophiliac and practitioners of beastiality.


And no, the troops out there today are the MTV generation, they don't care about sexuality.


According to?...

(I know some cops and firemen who would disagree)


The few that do just need to grow up.


Ah, there it is. The implication that anyone who disagrees with you must be immature. Or stupid. Or a redneck. Or just 'scared' of homosexuals...etc...etc...

4:29 AM  
Blogger Fred from BC said...

gays have always been effective soldiers...just as good as straights....


Agreed. But that's not the problem here.

4:31 AM  

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