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  •  Of course they are. (0+ / 0-)

    Nevertheless, all that occurs within an invidious and threatening institutional framework that must not merely be changed but reversed.  Our leaders are already a year behind from having postponed this priority in favor of others. Implementation of this important and essential reversal on an institutional basis simply cannot be done instantly. As regretable as it is, the delay, or at least some delay before full implementation of the policy, is unavoidable.

    "If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you." Billy Wilder 1906 - 2002

    by LeftOfYou on Tue Feb 02, 2010 at 04:23:51 PM PST

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    •  Hmmm. Not Sure I'm Buying. Here's Why: (0+ / 0-)

      I recall that, in Iraq, we dismantled their army and sent them packing. Our military people then realized their mistake and decided to allow ex-military Iraqi's to serve as law officers and such. No doubt our guys in the military were dead set against that as they were the enemy. Still, they followed orders and accepted it. It didn't take a year to implement either. The order was given and, being military, they did what they were told...exactly like it's supposed to happen. I suggest the same process would apply to gays openly serving. I mean, come on, it's not like our military guys don't know gays are there. They know they serve. Duh.

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