The Army’s incomplete diversity

Ann Coulter writes:

The Army’s top brass, Gen. George Casey, responded to the military’s shocking decision to keep a terrorist-sympathizing Muslim in the Army by announcing: “Our diversity … is a strength.” And I thought gays couldn’t openly serve in the military.

That is an odd contradiction, isn’t it? The Army most definitely does not regard the diversity of homosexuality as a strength. It prohibits homosexuality, drumming open homosexuals out of the ranks, on the basis that homosexuality is a threat to good order and disclipline, while it welcomes, or at least does nothing to remove, open jihadists and terror supporters.

This would fit my recent prediction (here and here) that when at some point in the future it comes to a stand-off between the mutually contradictory agendas of Islam and the sexual-libertarian left, Islam will win.

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Ken Hechtman, VFR’s Canadian leftist reader, writes:

You write:

“This would fit my recent prediction that when at some point in the future it comes to a stand-off between the mutually contradictory agendas of Islam and the sexual-libertarian left, Islam will win.”

Let’s revisit this one in a year.

DADT Likely to Be Part of Defense Bill

By Kerry Eleveld

Repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” will likely be included as part of next year’s Department of Defense authorization bill in both chambers of Congress, Congressman Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, said Wednesday.

“Military issues are always done as part of the overall authorization bill,” Frank said, insisting that this has been the strategy for overturning the policy all along. “‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ was always going to be part of the military authorization.” Frank said he has been in direct communication with the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, and other congressional leaders about the strategy for ending the 1993 ban on gays serving openly in the military.

Though some moderate Democrats have recently expressed concern about repealing the policy during a midterm election year, Frank said resolve at the White House has never wavered. “The Administration is totally committed to this and has been from the beginning,” he said.

Anecdotally, Frank recalled an incident earlier this year when Defense secretary Robert Gates made a statement to reporters suggesting that repeal was still an open question.

“There was a point where Gates said, ‘If we repeal don’t ask, don’t tell,’ and the next day he said, ‘When we repeal don’t ask, don’t tell,’” said Frank. “That’s because Rahm called him up. The White House has been consistently committed.”

LA replies:

Mr. Hechtman of course supports every conceivable leftist inclusion, and he wants them all at the same time. He wants Islamic polygamy to be institutionalized in Canada, and presumably everywhere in the West, and he also wants homosexuality to be installed in the U.S. armed forces, and of course homosexual marriage everywhere. And he expects to have what he wants. Thus he suggests that the Democrats’ absolute commitment to have open homosexuals in the military is tantamount to their having open homosexuals in the military. But the Democrats also have an absolute commitment to nationalized control of health care and the legalization of all illegal aliens. Their desire for something doesn’t mean they’re going to get it.

David B. writes:

This entry reminds me of seing Brian Mitchell, author of a book about the feminization of the military, being interviewed on TV about a decade ago. He said that we now have a “corrupt and cowardly third-world military.” We see this in today’s events.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 12, 2009 10:43 AM | Send

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