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US military recruits are comfortable with gay colleagues

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  1. Bush and Cheney are scum. The U.S. is fighting a war on terrorism and yet these two thugs are allowing the military to even break the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law in effect, becoming home-grown American terrorists themselves. From detainees to Iraq to slander and undermining the Constitution, this is the most criminal White House in history.

  2. Cpl Mike Adams 27 Aug 2006, 11:35pm

    This doesn’t surprise me. Anybody who’s witnessed the Marine Corps first-hand has entertained the notion that this organization is full of latent homosexuals. Gays don’t bother me one iota; I’m fairly ambivalent about them. But what bothers me is that a lot of the homophobes in the Marine Corps are gay themselves- they just don’t know it yet.

  3. The last line of the article reads:”2007 could be the year that America finally grows up and realises that gay soldiers can fight and die just as well as their heterosexual counterparts.”Too true. In point of fact, some, (2 other lesbian friends of mine in particular) already have. I am home at the moment, but returning to Iraq next month . . . for the 3rd time. I am not griping, I signed up, and I serve where I am told to. I hope to God that something happens soon, because DADT is most assuredly NOT cutting it campers! I am one of the MANY women in The US Army who live in the shadows.I would lose my Commission, be booted out, and my future ability to obtain employment would be severely limited if it were found out that I’m a lesbian. (Here in America, a Dishonorable, or General under other than Honorable Conditions, Discharge is a death knell for one’s future).I love my country, (NOT my current Gov’t I hasten to add) and will return gladly to Iraq to fight for my fellow Soldiers. If I die, I die. Funny, as a lesbian, strike that, as a gay human who happens to also be American; I am good enough to die for my country, but not worthy enough to be accepted by my country.Sigh, sorry for rambling and the like. I just hope one day people can say. “Yeah, she’s a dyke, but she’s a good officer!” And not be terrified of CID kicking my door in.Peace all. PS-It’s really OK to hate US Policy, and deride policy makers; but please don’t lump the rest of us in with them. Soldiers, Sailors, Air Force Personnel, Marines and Coasties are the instruments of policy, not the makers of it.

  4. Tony Cummings 17 Mar 2007, 5:51am

    I am a british novelist, Well stuck in to my first book about life in world war one. We have uncovered our family secret about my great uncle George who was found out to be gay and fraternising with a gay captain. The book is to be called “Little boy soldiers” it exposes a huge lie that has laid buried for nearly a hundred years and needs Desperatley to be told. Gay men and Women served for their King and country. You cannot imadgine what they were asked to do in sacrifice for being outed.If I can get enough e mails as to the interest this book will generate. There is a good chance I can secure a publishing deal and get “Little boy soldiers” put in to print. We owe it to ourselves to say yes.Just send me an e mail and I will forward it on to my agent. As one voice, We can all make a difference.Be silent. The truth stays silent.God love you all. Tony.

  5. Gay Arabs would be an asset as they would be more likely to be appreciative of the freedoms of the West compared to islamic countries barbaric treatment of gays.

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