Oh Noes! Straight Marines, Distracted by Teh Gheys, Will Lose Their Legs!!
Because they will be, you know, all distracted by all that ghey-ness around them and NOT SEE ENEMY BOMBS COMING AT THEM! At least this appears to be the argument of Marine Commandant General James Amos who continues to argue against repeal of DADT.
“When your life hangs on a line, on the intuitive behavior of the young man… who sits to your right and your left, you don’t want anything distracting you,” Amos told reporters at the Pentagon.
“I don’t want to lose any Marines to distraction. I don’t want to have any Marines that I’m visiting at Bethesda (hospital) with no legs,” he said.
He added that “mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines’ lives. That’s the currency of this fight.”
Because, I don’t know about you, but if I was in a combat situation I would be far more disturbed by the possibility that someone next to me was gay then I would be about keeping an eye out for enemies and stuff.
Give it up Amos. You’re descending into ludicrous fear mongering which doesn’t help anyone. As a representative of Service Members United said:
“General Amos’s comments about the inevitable repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ are getting worse and worse. His commentary is moving from the realm of reasonable disagreement in the provision of professional military advice to hysteria-inducing absurdity on this topic that reflects very poorly on DOD and on the administration.”
As Greg Sargent argues, it’s time to schedule a standalone vote in the Senate on this issue and get it done!
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