Thursday, August 12, 2010

DADT: still here and still infuriating

Here is another maddening reminder that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is still alive and well.

Yes, we should definitely be considering discharging a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force who has deployed 6 times in his 19 years of service, earning glowing service reviews.  His dedication to his country definitely does not overcome the possibility that he's gay. 

Or, maybe instead of threatening this model officer with discharge, we should get down on our knees and beg his forgiveness.  Because if he is, in fact, gay (he won't say because the military says he's not allowed to say), we should all be ashamed that we made him hide who he is for 19 years.  We should shower him with medals and accolades.  We should throw him a parade for truly putting service to his country first at great personal sacrifice.  I love my job, but I don't think I could stick with it for 19 years if it meant having to lie about something so fundamental.

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