Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Works----Don't Change It

At the present time our volunteer military may be the best and most ethical ever to engage in warfare. The number of persons committing war crimes (As defined by violations of the Geneva Conventions---Which extend NO protections to terrorists) is so small, compared to the number of military persons, as to be statistically meaningless.

Even with the casualty rates in Iraq and Afghanistan (And the frequent and forgotten like rates due to normal training "events") the reenlistment rate for "the troops" is very high, especially among those actually involved in combat.

For the largest part, military personnel are supported by a culture of machismo and strict attention to proper conduct---Both in living in a closeness which most civilian Americans have not experienced and cannot understand. This is maintained by the "Don't ask, don't tell" rule which excludes and rejects openly homosexual activities and life-styles.

Therefore, why change what works? The proposals to do so are "politically correct" from a leftist point-of-view; But, is not in the "common good"---Especially as to the defense of this nation by its best young men and women.

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