February 9, 2010, - 5:05 pm
Airhead faux-conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck of ABC’s anti-male hag-fest, “The View,” isn’t just about outing Federal Air Marshals to Islamic terrorists. She also supports allowing gays to be out in the open in the U.S. military, because–she claims–it’s all about their ability to “be free.” See the video below and see how many times she and fellow ditz Meghan McCain use the word “like” (hint: so many times, it could be a great drinking game). She’s for ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which would be a big mistake.
Um, no, our military is about defending our country, not about gays’ ability to be free inside a military organization. It’s about keeping the rest of us free. There are many freedoms soldiers give up to serve. And not allowing free and open homosexuality in the military is about the cohesion of the unit. It’s the same issue with women in the military, especially in places like ships, where whole ships of military chicks need to be sent home at taxpayer expense because they end up pregnant. Straight men in the military don’t wanna be sleeping next to guys who wanna sleep with them. But the thought hasn’t occurred to Ms. Vacant. Nor thought, period.
What you do in your bed and behind closed doors is your business. But what you do in tight quarters on the taxpayer dole with everyone watching isn’t. It’s not just everyone’s biz, it’s a national security issue. Bret Stephens has a great column in today’s Wall Street Journal about gays in the military and responds to many argument the libs put forth. At the same time, he also discusses how it hasn’t hampered the Israeli Defense Forces to have openly gay soldiers. (But we’re not Israel, even if both are liberal western democracies.) It’s a pretty good analysis, even if I don’t agree with all of it.
Tags: ABC, Bret Stephens, DADT, don't ask don't tell, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, gays, gays in the military, Meghan McCain, The View, U.S. Armed Forces