A comparison for the proponents of abolishing DADT

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    Flaylo Handsome Devil

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    More service members are being discharged yearly for being overweight than gays who are discharged under DADT. Take a look


    Continued discharges anger 'don't ask, don't tell' critics - The Boston Globe


    Contrast those statistics with those who are discharged for being overweight.

    CNN.com - Health - Discharged servicemen dispute military weight rules - September 6, 2000



    It should be pointed out that since 1993, 13,000 service members were discharged for being gay, which averages out to 764 service members per year, compare that to the 3,000-5,000 service members who get kicked out for being overweight and a better case can be made for overweight service members being retained that for DADT being lifted. An overweight soldier can be put through PT to lose weight and will cause far less trouble than having gays openly serve. Most of those discharged for being overweight will not even look remotely overweight to the average American.
     
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    Well, shit...if you can't fit in a foxhole what use are you?
     
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    ALL overweight soldiers that are booted out DID GO through some program. ALL failed to discipline themselves and do something about it.
    Real STTTRRREEEETTTCCCCCCHHHHHHH of an analogy there.
     

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