Military Soft On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

Wow, some Military Members are Gay. “60 Minutes” must be scrambling for ratings in its latest “don’t ask, don’t tell” report.

A gay soldier says he disclosed his sexuality to his superiors, even offering graphic proof, and was neither discharged nor reprimanded, despite the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuality.

What, the military isn’t a lockstep organization, with groupthink?

This article quotes a single soldier, whose superiors were informed that he was self-proclaimed gay, and they decided to ignore it. Therefore the entire military “don’t ask don’t tell” is a house of cards throughout thousand of soldiers and such, huh? Just because 20 folks decided to commit a conspiracy against US law (not policy, law, a law I’d like to see changed, but a law nonetheless — so call your Congresscritter), therefore the entire military is corrupted by something. My point is that there are about 1.5 million service members, so in that number there are of course some gay ones. More than just “some.”

I was on the USS McKee (AS-41) soon after the lesbian witch hunt promoted by an earlier 60 Minutes expose in the late 80s. What, 60 Minutes against gays? Attention was focused there for a year, then it disappeared. Based on the previous 60 Minutes hit job, why does 60 Minutes hate lesbians in the military? Just asking. Just remembering.

I agree totally with the quote in the article “Our purpose in the military is not social engineering….It’s about fighting and winning the nation’s wars.”

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Richard Gardner is a “retired” Navy Submarine Officer with military policy, arms control, and budgeting experience. He contributed over 100 pieces to OTB between January 2004 and August 2008, covering special events. He has a BS in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.


  1. Mike says:

    Ratings are down and the writers are on strike, i guess it is time to dredge up a non-story – almost every case I have seen of someone “coming out of the closet” has been right before a deployment.

  2. John Burgess says:

    You mean ’60 Minutes’ is still on TV? That show’s been nothing but crap at least since the 70s.