DADT: for those who said let the troops decide:

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
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    It's obviously "broke" or this wouldn't be considered an issue, at all.
     
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    I'm sure Senator McCain will now explain that more research is needed...

    and when that research finds the same results, he'll explain that more research is needed....

    Rinse, repeat.
     
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    He's old school. I can understand that. I have older family and what not. The older mostly seem less tollerant of "different." (not all of course) I hope I don't grow into that somehow.
     
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    I accept where Sen McCain's opinion comes from. What I don't accept is moving the goalposts on DADT repeal instead of admitting you really just don't want gays to serve openly.

    I also don't think we need to be basing policy on the homophobic fears of a small minority of Republicans. Rather, we should follow the recommendations of our top military officials (both civilian and enlisted) and the opinion of an overwhelming percentage of enlisted people.
     
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    And the population as a whole. I think it was something like 58%.
     
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    I tire of the military being used to score points.

    When I was in we had to put on big shows for any POS pol that came down from DC.

    Vets and the military have been used so long that no one notices that it's being done.

    No one gives a shit about DADT. Clinton was an asshole to put that on us, for the gay vote, don't think he did it b/c he gave a damn, it was only for votes. And it's only an issue now b/c big 0 and the dims need votes, and nothing else.


    So hip hip hoofuckingray, the miltary doesn't get to decide how they run themselves!!
     
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    The research of the military brass (and the opinion of those enlisted in said military) supports repealing DADT. They did their own research and reached that conclusion on their own. It was their decision.
     
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    I actually sincerely think that it's sad policy to keep around. I wouldn't care which "side's" wedge issue it was, this would be a win in my eyes either way.
     

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