Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Pentagon: DADT repeal impact was “negligible, if that”

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D.A.D.T. / Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

So, it’s now been over six months since the U.S. Military officially stopped making an issue of its troops’ preferences in genitalia. Has the country fallen yet? Have its armed forces devolved into rampant gay orgies and forceful homosexual conversions? Have morale and unit cohesion disintegrated as soldiers run off to attend gay weddings?

If so, it would certainly be news to anyone actually in the Military, including top brass, who unanimously declare that repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has done just about absolutely nothing (though in a good way):

After several months, the impact, according to the military, was summed up by Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby: "Impact?" he said. "Negligible, if that."

Across the military, retention is high. Recruitment is at 100 percent of goals. Military officials say they're unaware of any discipline issues relating to gays serving openly.

Well. Guess that’s the end of that, right? Surely the bigots will see that there was nothing to fear and stop all the hysterics now?


(via Joe. My. God.)