Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Needed, warm bodies--but not warming each other

Waldo points this out in reference to today's story regarding lax enlistment procedures for the US military:

The United States military will let you serve as an open committer of "sexual offenses, manslaughter, "terrorist threats including bomb threats", burglary, kidnapping or abduction, aggravated assault and sexual assault". . . .



. . . . but not as an openly gay soldier, sailor, marine, or airman.

Let's see, we've taken in over 16,000 rapists, killers, and thieves during the same period that we booted out 12,000 gay service members, who had committed no other offense than to have a different sexual orientation.

You'd expect that to make people think about a lot of things. . . .

. . . and you'd be wrong.

2 comments:

Duffy said...

Blame Congress. They make the rules.

Anonymous said...

Those Macedonian rump-wranglers made pretty damn good soliders.