They said the exact same thing when President Harry S. Truman desegregated the military allowing those "oh so scary black people" to serve and (oh gasp...
) even share the same dining facilities as "whitey". Guess what? It did`nt hurt morale and in fact benefited the US military greatly.
Since this stupid "don`t ask don`t tell" cop out went into law (because Bill Clinton, though I admire the man, did`nt have the balls to tell the knuckle dragging, neanderthal homophobic right wing Republican Fascists to go to hell) the United States Military has lost over 13,000 highly qualified personnel that we, the taxpayers paid to train. At a time when we are fighting one legitimate war against terrorism, mopping up the greatest foreign policy mess in U.S. History in Iraq and looking at another possible Korean war, can we afford to loose good people who want to serve their country just because they are wired differently??
I was in the military and I found it to be filled with a bunch of young, dumb, socially inexperienced kids pumped up on Testosterone and pseudo machismo who are so damn insecure of their own sexuality that they really think that they are so hot that any gay man is going to naturally rape them. It is bullshit and ego centric. The most homophobic people out there tend to be closet homosexuals themselves who are too cowardly to admit who they are and lead fullfilling lives. Instead, they lead weird, insecure and secretive lives overcompensating and dealing with self loathing and then project that outwardly on others.
This same bullshit argument goes on still today with regard to women in combat. This nation, great though it is, is so damn sexually retarded, repressed and hung up. All of our allies including even Israel lets openly gay people serve in their military and they do a damn fine job. In every single country who is a member of NATO, only America and Turkey have this arcaic attitude and in none of these other nations are openly gay service members "destroying the morale of the military". This attitude of ours is way too Taliban-esque for comfort!
The chest pounding macho freaks need to get a grip and get over themselves and understand that sexual preference makes NO DAMN DIFFERENCE in how a professional, well disciplined and trained soldier performs their duties. If those people are too damn insecure about it, they need to get the hell out of OUR (THE AMERICAN PEOPLE) military!!! This is one hetero who is sick and tired of this ridiculous homophobia that is infesting our military and wasting millions of our tax payer dollars! These kinds of people in the military are exactly why I did my 4 years and got the hell out!
As for President Obama`s lack of reaction....unlike the last son of a bitch who uses the Constitution to wipe his ass with, this President get`s the concept of checks and balances and separation of powers. He understands it is not the place of the Executive Branch to countermand the Judicial Branch every time they disagree with his personal views. He is currently reviewing the policies and working within the military chain of command to rectify this abhorrent policy through Constitutionally correct channels.