Sunday, January 29, 2006
Brace yourself. Seems there are indeed gays in the military.
From the AP: Army officials are investigating allegations that members of the celebrated 82nd Airborne Division appear on a gay pornography Web site, a spokeswoman said Friday.
The military-themed Web site does not appear to make any direct reference to the 82nd Airborne or Fort Bragg.
Of course, if these allegations prove founded, the soliders face expulsion from the military. No big deal, since we have so many civilians angling to take their place.
Martha Rudd, an Army spokeswoman at the Pentagon, said soldiers accused of homosexual activity might be removed from their units, although she did not have specific information about the investigation of the 82nd. When asked if the soldiers involved had been moved out of barracks, Hannah declined to comment.
"We are concerned about the privacy and rights of each trooper involved and that they are treated with dignity and respect," Hannah said.
Maj. Todd Vician, a Defense Department spokesman in Washington, said the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy states that "homosexual orientation alone is not a bar to service, but homosexual conduct is incompatible with military service."
"We define homosexual conduct as homosexual acts or verbal or nonverbal communication that a member is homosexual," Vician said.
Remember, this whole "don't ask, don't tell" policy was implemented, via executive order, by Bill Clinton, the master of appeasement. He could've eliminated the ban on gays altogether, but the polls told him that would be too risky.
Triangulation, you know.