Tuesday, March 13, 2007

On Gays In The Military

General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, disapproves of homos:

"I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts...," Pace said, while also calling it immoral for military members to commit adultery with another service member's spouse. "I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is okay to be immoral in anyway."
Peter...Pace yourself, or you will get your staff out of joint.

We remember when Big Dog split the baby and came up with this compromise of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" some fourteen years ago. Yeah, it was pretty limp, but with rightards running around with erect gherkins shrieking about the military not being a "social experiment" Big Dawg figured it was the best he could hope for.

I've always been fascinated by the foot dragging and reluctance of this issue. Every single officer has studied the history of war and battles. There is one group and one battle, that the mere mention of, humbles the mightiest of our warriors. The battle of Thermopylae which pitted 300 hundred Spartans against one million Persians.

They fought like hell, killed a shitload of Persians, lost the battle but won the war.

And The Spartans Were Gay.

One queer warrior worth over three thousand enemies in a battle that took place two thousand four hundred and eighty seven years ago.

Modern day soldiers are still today in awe of this battle, as are any who know of it.

Why are we debating this?