Oh snap! DADT repeal didn’t make the military blow up!

Here we go with another military cover-up. In an obvious effort to save face, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey have said that the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), which led to gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, isn’t causing any problems.

“No, I have not found any negative effect on good order or discipline,” Dempsey said in response to a question about the DADT policy, before noting that the armed forces had been hesitant to lift the ban on open service because of the uncertainty that accompanied the change. “It’s not impacting on moral, it’s not impacting on unit cohesion, it is not impacting on readiness” Panetta added. “It’s become part and parcel of what they’ve accepted within the military.”

That may be, but what about the lightning strikes, earthquakes, and bear attacks that are the result of the U.S. military committing this crime against nature? This announcement is definitely trying to keep the public eye away from that, but I’m not fooled. No sirree.

via ThinkProgress – Panetta: Open Service By Gay And Lesbians Has Become ‘Part And Parcel Of What’s Accepted Within The Military’.

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