Thursday, August 10, 2006

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Ending the Ban

The next generation of soldiers will not tolerate the bjgotry and unfairness and stupidity of the ban on openly gay soldiers. Firing 55 arab linguists because of the gender of the people they fall in love with is a way to lose a war, not win it. Here's another sign of the times: an award-winning essay at West Point by a cadet who opposes the policy. Money quote:

"I love the Army and I think that this is hurting the Army," said Raggio, 24, in an interview this week from his new military post at Fort Riley, Kan. "I see it as my obligation to say 'I don't agree with what you're doing.' I'm not being insubordinate — I just think we're making a mistake here."

And so they are. And one day, when bigots don't run the GOP, the mistake will be rectified.

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