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    Some troops unhappy about Obama pledge on gays
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    By Tim Cocks

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Many U.S. troops in Iraq were overjoyed to see President Barack Obama take his oath, but some were unhappy about one thing the Democrat has promised to do: permit gay and lesbian soldiers to serve openly.

    Obama said during his campaign he opposed a 1993 law stating that homosexuals are not eligible to work in the U.S. military, widely referred to as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" rule.

    This month, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, when asked whether the new administration planned to scrap the law, replied on the president's transition website: "You don't hear politicians give a one-word answer much. But it's 'yes'."

    But some of the 140,000 troops still in Iraq almost six years after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein appear uneasy about the prospect.

    Specialist Joseph Watson, from Texas, was "pretty excited" to see America's first black president sworn in, he said, after watching Obama's inauguration on a big TV screen at the dining hall of Forward Operating Base Prosperity, in Baghdad.

    But the 30-year-old was a lot less excited about Obama's inclination to repeal the ban on gay men and women serving.

    "Ah, I think that might cause a lot of problems," he said. "It's a big moral issue. It's giving the OK, saying that being gay is alright. Personally, I don't think being gay is OK."
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    I think invading a country in the middle of a unstable region is a big moral issue. Not what gender people prefer sexually you ASSHOLE!!! Get over it!

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    Is he scared to drop the soap?

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    "It's a big moral issue. It's giving the OK, saying that being black is alright. Personally, I don't think being black is OK."
    There we go.

    On another note, if you don't think being gay is ok, well the solution is obvious:

    don't be gay.

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    He's more worried that the guy next to him is gay than if the bullets whizzing at him my be aimed well.

    Screwed up priorities at its best.



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    Lots of oher countries (britain for one) have out gays in their military... amazingly, troup moral and unit cohesion haven't fallen apart.
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    Less than forty-eight hours in office and his lack of expediency in changing the whole country is under fire.

    Can he get a full week?



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    IMO if you are willing to stand up and possible die for us and our country I don't care if you are straight, gay, bi, black, white, yellow, red, fat, skinny,or whatever in the hell else there could be, I respect you and you have my undying, unwavering love and thanks for being an American soldier.
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    So if "the gays" in the military tried to save your life...you'd be all like ewww you kissed a boy before don't touch me, I might have my marriage ruined!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glitter View Post
    IMO if you are willing to stand up and possible die for us and our country I don't care if you are straight, gay, bi, black, white, yellow, red, fat, skinny,or whatever in the hell else there could be, I respect you and you have my undying, unwavering love and thanks for being an American soldier.
    AMEN!!!!

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    Get the fuck over it. I'm guessing they're thinking of gay men, not lesbians, whom they'd probably not care about. And who wants to bet most are already working alongside a gay man or woman and just don't know it.
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    They better be worried about the test scores on the gun range,not who they are sleeping with.
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    You've got to love the military. They illegally invade another country and torture people, but now they want to talk about moral issues.

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