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How Will They Ever Tackle The Repeal Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Updated on February 2, 2010


How Will They Ever Tackle The Repeal Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Don’t Get Me Started!

This will be one of my quicker rants but I just can’t take it anymore. All of the Internet and CNN has been broadcasting it all day. Military leaders were told by Obama in his State of the Union that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell needed to go away this year and today the top brass echoed the sentiment but now everyone is starting the typical game that comes when people don’t want to do what they know they have to do, they’ve started making excuses. They want to study it, dissect it and figure out a “proper solution” that won’t impact the morale and tradition of the military. Are you fucking kidding me?Everything you read makes it sound as if this is the hardest thing the military has ever faced, using words like “tackle the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell situation.” How will they ever tackle the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Don’t Get Me Started!

It seems to me that the military is based on rules that must be obeyed to the letter or else you get thrown out, right? Isn’t that what they claimed they did when they threw out all of the soldiers who were reported as being gay by one of their fellow soldiers or from some other source? The soldiers supposedly asked or the told so they were thrown out, period. So explain to me why it’s any different for them to say that the rules have changed, being gay will no longer be a reason to not be able to serve in the military. Should anyone be found to be harassing or doing anything to any other soldier (be they gay, straight, red headed or whatever) you will go through a complete investigation and should you be deemed as committing a crime you will be persecuted like anyone else under the hate crime laws. End of story.

No, suddenly the old white boys’ network is worried about the mental health of the straight soldiers having to serve with gays. Since when are they interested in the emotional status of anyone? Have they done anything about the increased suicide rates in the military? Did you know that the government didn’t send condolence letters to families of military who committed suicide until Obama changed that?  They’re not worried about the mental health of the other soldiers, they’re just interested in finding a way to delay or avoid this altogether, well guess what? You can’t continue to have this inequality exist in the military anymore, your Commander in Chief said so, so get on it and don’t tell me you have to wait and figure out what you’ll do about spousal benefits and everyone’s feelings. Bullshit. Give the order and then enforce the order like good soldiers. There’s no whining in the military…or is there?

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    • ib radmasters profile image

      ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

      The country has bigger problems than DADT.