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Soldiers care about actual wars, not contrived cultural ones

by Jeremy Hooper

Today, a group of conservatives will try their hardest to make military fairness a major controversy. Meanwhile, those who are actually risking life and limb for their country will focus on what truly matters:

After Tuesday's question-and-answer session, [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Michael Mullen] told McClatchy Newspapers that although he's held three town hall sessions with troops since his testimony, not a single service member has asked him about the issue [of Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal].

At Tuesday's session, which included not only Marines, but members of the Army and the Air Force, both male and female service members explained why they were nonplussed by the issue: They'd already served with gays and lesbians, they accepted that some kind of change was imminent, and, they said, the nation was too engulfed in two wars for a prolonged debate about it.

That there's been so little reaction raises questions about how much study the issue needs and whether the Pentagon study is meant to pacify its concerns - or Congress'.
Mullen finds little resistance among troops to gays serving openly in military [WORLD AP/Miami Herald]
(H/t: Joe.My.God)

Wait, so you mean social conservatives are crafting hubbub out of what is largely ho hum? Shocking.

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The first time I clicked on your Twitter link to this post, it redirected me to some scammy site pitching a bogus "anti-spyware" system scan.

Posted by: Dan T. | Feb 18, 2010 9:55:54 AM

Really, Dan? That's odd.

The Twitter links are auto-generated, so hopefully it was just a temp. bug.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 18, 2010 10:07:51 AM

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