Friday, November 06, 2009

First To Fight
The United States Marine Corps - Cultural Shock Troops
Helmet tip to GG

WARNING! Crude Humor Alert

Here's some of the article from The Washington Times;

EXCLUSIVE: Marine leads 'Don't ask, don't tell' fight
By Rowan Scarborough

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T. Conway has emerged in internal Pentagon deliberations as the most outspoken opponent of permitting gay men and women to serve openly in the U.S. military, according to a former senior Pentagon official.

Most of the senior brass hold deep reservations about President Obama's pledge to end the ban on gays in the military, especially in the middle of two wars that have put extra stress on the military, down to the platoon level, where soldiers and Marines would be expected to bond with openly gay colleagues.

But Gen. Conway has gone further than others in stating his opposition to a change in policy, according to the former official, who has been privy to private conversations on the matter. "He feels very strongly that [removing the ban] would be disruptive, and he opposes it," said the former official.

Gen. Conway's private remarks stand in contrast to public utterances by other service chiefs, who have restricted themselves to repeating a well-rehearsed mantra: If Congress introduces a bill to repeal the ban, they will discuss it with the chain of command. If Congress changes the law, they will follow the law.

The military's long-held ban on gay service members, enacted first as a regulation and later as law, is based on the belief that the presence of openly gay personnel would disrupt unit cohesion.

God bless General Conway. He has the guts to point out that the last thing our Marines need is some confused homo on the battlefield not knowing what body part to blow into if someone happens to be wounded and in need of CPR.


Blogger tuleesh said...

The Armed Services are about teamwork. It's not the place for those who want to be singled out because of their specialness. It's not about Me, me, me. It's about US! Nowhere is this important as it is in the military. Where unit cohesion is paramount. Hear! Hear! General Conway!

No matter how much the Gay Gestapo denies it, they work for the individuals in the group; not the group. They can "play" soldier if they want at the next gay pride parade...feathers 'n' all.

4:34 PM  

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