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Monday, December 6, 2010

Don't Ask Don't Tell--What They Are Not Telling Us

The following analysis of the DADT survey presents a different view than is being reported in the MSM. As a career military officer, now retired, I have mixed feelings about the controversy, but have a sneaking suspicion that at the troop level there is less ambiguity. The troops are not going to be happy with revoking DADT--anybody with half a brain should be able to see this. But this has turned into another of social issues being foisted on us by the secular progressives. Read the article below and judge for yourselves.


Article starts:

Now the REAL the real message:  Pentagon Poll:  91% reject open homosexual service.

Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt just read the full Pentagon report on repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and here's his analysis:

"Don't believe the phony liberal media reports that 70% of troops support open homosexual service, because that statistic included 'mixed' feelings. A closer reading of the fine print in the newly released Pentagon survey shows our troops answered as follows:

Q45.  If you had a leader whom you believed was gay or lesbian, 9% positive, 91% negative or mixed effect on unit's performance.

Q68c.  85% of Marine Combat Arms, 75% of Army Combat Arms, 64% overall say Negative, Very Negative, or Mixed impact on unit trust.

Q90.   29% would take no action if assigned open showers.  71% would shower at other times, complain to leadership or chaplains, don't know or do "something else" [including violence.]

Q81.   24% will leave the military or think about leaving sooner than planned.  [One half million troops will QUIT early, destroying national security.]

Q80.   6% will positively recommend service to others after repeal.  94% feel negative, mixed, no effect, or don't know about recommending military service to others.  [Destroying recruiting efforts.]

Q66.  If open homosexuality impacts combat performance, is the impact....9% positive, 91% negative or mixed impact.

Q71.  11% feel positive or very positive about open homosexuality in field environment or out at sea.  60% negative or mixed.  19% no effect.

Q73.   5% say repeal would positively boost morale.  41% say negative or mixed impact morale.  Rest no effect or don't know.

"In summary, the real stats prove our nation faces a NATIONAL SECURITY DISASTER if Don't Ask, Don't Tell is repealed, and open homosexual aggression is forced upon our troops against their will."

The new Commandant of the Marine Corps, 4-star General James F. Amos, effectively asked YOU to help his Marines last week, when he advised Senators to support Senator McCain's filibuster of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and to keep open homosexual aggression out of our military. 

"There is nothing more intimate than young men and young women — and when you talk of infantry, we're talking our young men — laying out, sleeping alongside of one another and sharing death, fear and loss of brothers," said General Amos. "I don't know what the effect of that will be on cohesion. I mean, that’s what we’re looking at. It's unit cohesion, it's combat effectiveness."  In other words,repealing Don't Ask will cost lives in battle.

Meanwhile the New York Times revealed Senator Harry Reid's (D-NV) new strategy to force the homosexual agenda through this lame-duck Senate:  "Mr. Reid could try to bring the defense bill to the floor under an open amendment process, a move that Republicans presumably would not block but that would mean committing a large block of time to debate. In that case, opponents of repeal would not be able to pass an amendment stripping it out of the bill."  In other words, don't believe the liberal press reports that Reid can't get this done....they are closer than you think, so we must continue this fight.

Four Top Generals were ignored by Democrats who betrayed our troops.  They said:

"This is not the time to perturb the force that is, at the moment, stretched by demands in Iraq  and Afghanistan and elsewhere without careful deliberation."  Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff

"Serious concerns about the impact of repeal of the law on a force that's fully engaged in two wars and has been at war for eight-and-a-half years."  Gen. George Casey, Army Chief of Staff

"I think the current policy works... At this best military advice to this Committee, to the [Defense] Secretary, and to the President would be to keep the law such as it is."  Gen. James Conway, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

"There has never really been an assessment of the force that serves....Equally important are the feelings of the families that support that force." Adm. Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt


Anonymous said...

"In summary, the real stats prove our nation faces a NATIONAL SECURITY DISASTER if Don't Ask, Don't Tell is repealed, and open homosexual aggression is forced upon our troops against their will."

Ummm, well, that's the whole bleeding point of it, isn't it!

On the other hand, they could be organized into a special career field. You know, like chaplains, dentists, doctors and the like. They could be tasked to prepare simply yummy meals at the cho...I mean, dining facilities. Then, there's landscaping..."Lovely roses, Stevie!". And, somebody has to do nails and hair for the female troops, for heaven's sake!
(Pout off)


JP said...

Don't forget Aram, that tomorrow is December 7th, and as Kenji Kawamoto said regarding that day: "Who say's I can't graduate from USAF Pilot Training on Dec 7th?" Have to learn some tolerance here. Alexander The Great was rumored to be one of "them." The survey, when read correctly, merely points out what is obvious to everyone--when it comes to homosexuals in the military, the rank and file don't like it. The real story here is that the flippin' progressives have picked this issue to advance their agenda while they still have a few days left until Atilla and the Huns take back most of the Congress.


JP said...

And BTW, as regards to the last sentence above, not a moment too soon for the Huns.