I penned my first "letter to the editor" today. Usually, I don't bother; this section is full of people who still don't think evolution should be taught in schools. Special people.
But there was a letter in my local paper today about Don't Ask Don't Tell. According to the author, it's hard enough for our soldiers to "endure without having two guys next to you making love, or worse, coming on to you." Because that is exactly what will happen when DADT is repealed, obviously.
He sums up this masterpiece of logic by asking us, the readers, a pressing rhetorical question: "...why do we have the best armed forces in the world? One reason is that we have “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and other countries do not"
Yup. Our military is great because of DADT. Not because of the 600 Billion dollars we pour into it every year (Which is considerable compared to other modern countries like Germany and the UK, who spend around 45 billion) or the fact that we have more enlisted men and women than most countries.
And I'm sure it has nothing to do with our sense of national pride or willingness to serve. No, it's all because we don't let soldiers admit to being gay. Genius.