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Bush Blames Gays for Involuntary Marine Recall

 
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Bush Blames Gays for Involuntary Marine Recall
Gay Discharges Mount As Bush Orders Troop Recall


August 23, 2006 - 1:00 pm ET

(Washington) As the number of gays discharged from the military under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" continues to increase in record numbers President Bush has ordered thousands of Marine Corps troops back to active duty in the first involuntary recall since the early days of the Iraq war.

No more than 2,500 Marines will be recalled at any one time, the Associated Press reports, but there is no cap on the total number who may be forced back into service in the coming years as the military helps fight the war on terror. The call-ups will begin in the next few months.

The Corps has been unable to meet its recruitment levels and has a current shortfall of about 1,200 people.

Yet, the number of gays and lesbians being discharged under DADT has increased for the first time since 2001 according to a report issued in May. (story)

The report, released by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, showed that two LGBT servicemembers were being discharged daily under DADT.

Since the ban on gays serving openly was implemented more than 11,000 men and women have been dismissed under "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" according to the Government Accountability Office.

According to the GAO more than 800 of those had skills deemed ‘critical’ by the Department of Defense, including linguistic training, medical skills and expertise in combat engineering.

This is the first time the Marines have had to use the involuntary recall since the beginning of the Iraq combat. The Army, meanwhile, has issued orders recalling about 10,000 soldiers so far, but many of those may be granted exemptions.

"If President Bush is truly interested in boosting the manpower of our services, he should immediately endorse repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’” said C. Dixon Osburn, executive director of SLDN.

"Our closest allies in Iraq and Afghanistan already benefit from welcoming openly gay troops, and we should as well. Today’s news is yet another compelling reason for Congress to lift the ban."

The UK which has troops in Iraq and Canada which has sent military to Afghanistan both admit gay and lesbians into their armed forces.

"Every day, the Marine Corps loses good men and women because of this law, and every day, others choose not to re-enlist because they are officially unwelcome in the services," said former Marine Sergeant and Iraq war veteran Brian Fricke.

"The readiness of our armed forces should be our primary concern, not the bias and prejudice that keeps ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in place. Every American benefits when every qualified American who wants to serve is given the opportunity to do so."

A Congressional bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is now supported by 119 bi-partisan Members of Congress.

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Hi OP!! Great title! News article was hilarious.

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Why don't they start putting up recruitment drives in the muslim communities.....gay zionists are obviously behind all wars and not our misunderstood arab friends!

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They are hiding the real numbers of dead soldiers, covering them up by claiming that 'gays' have been discharged.
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I've been trying that for years and they just won't listen..
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snip>Mr. President, why don’t you pull out…like your father should have?
Brian Harring

Note: There is excellent reason to believe that the Department of Defense is deliberately not reporting a significant number of the dead in Iraq. We have received copies of manifests from the MATS that show far more bodies shipped into Dover AFP than are reported officially. The actual death toll is in excess of 10,000. (See the official records at the end of this piece.) Given the officially acknowledged number of over 15,000 seriously wounded (and a published total of 25,000 wounded overall,), this elevated death toll is far more realistic than the current 2,000+ now being officially published. When our research is complete, and watertight, we will publish the results along with the sources In addition to the evident falsification of the death rolls, at least 5,500 American military personnel have deserted, most in Ireland but more have escaped to Canada and other European countries, none of whom are inclined to cooperate with vengeful American authorities. (See TBR News of 18 February for full coverage on the mass desertions) This means that of the 158,000 U.S. military shipped to Iraq, 26,000 deserted, were killed or seriously wounded. The DoD lists currently being very quietly circulated indicate over12,000 dead, over 25,000 seriously wounded and a large number of suicides, forced hospitalization for ongoing drug usage and sales, murder of Iraqi civilians and fellow soldiers, rapes, courts martial and so on -

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I wonder what the real numbers are on the people who are leaving the military because they are "gay". I doubt the numbers are that high for bonafide homosexuals. It's probably more likely that soldiers and sailors have had enough of this bullshit war and are taking the fast track out by stating they are gay when in reality, they aren't.

No need to blame the gays. Blame bad policy. As long as DADT is in place, people will use it to get out of the military.
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As a gay man, I've always been curious what criteria is used to boot someone out via DADT? I would think just a simple admission of same-sex activity wouldn't do it... after all, the military spends ALOT of money training its fighting machines and I would hope they wouldn't let a stupid blanket policy invalidate the expenditure [although I can also understand why the disgusted ranks WOULD want to bail in such a fucked-up circumstance as Iraq!].

I remember in the Jim Henson film IN & OUT a character is court-marshalled because he had a signed copy of 'Beaches' and a picture of himself and another man signed, "Danny & Me- San Francisco" and I thought OH GOD, surely they're not THAT stupid!

SO: does anyone know what criteria is really used? I mean do these guys have to give a BJ to the presiding Judge to prove anything? Or- get five other people who can claim he/she's slept with them? Flowers in a footlocker? REALLY crisply ironed uniforms? I'd genuinely be interested in knowing...
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snip>Mr. President, why don’t you pull out…like your father should have?
Brian Harring

Note: There is excellent reason to believe that the Department of Defense is deliberately not reporting a significant number of the dead in Iraq. We have received copies of manifests from the MATS that show far more bodies shipped into Dover AFP than are reported officially. The actual death toll is in excess of 10,000. (See the official records at the end of this piece.) Given the officially acknowledged number of over 15,000 seriously wounded (and a published total of 25,000 wounded overall,), this elevated death toll is far more realistic than the current 2,000+ now being officially published. When our research is complete, and watertight, we will publish the results along with the sources In addition to the evident falsification of the death rolls, at least 5,500 American military personnel have deserted, most in Ireland but more have escaped to Canada and other European countries, none of whom are inclined to cooperate with vengeful American authorities. (See TBR News of 18 February for full coverage on the mass desertions) This means that of the 158,000 U.S. military shipped to Iraq, 26,000 deserted, were killed or seriously wounded. The DoD lists currently being very quietly circulated indicate over12,000 dead, over 25,000 seriously wounded and a large number of suicides, forced hospitalization for ongoing drug usage and sales, murder of Iraqi civilians and fellow soldiers, rapes, courts martial and so on -

[link to www.tbrnews.org]
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In excess of 20,000 have been injured and 2600+ dead is a blatant falsehood: The ones who are injured and transported out of the "theatre" and die en route are still listed as injured and NOT REPORTED AS DEAD-

So although your son or daughter will never be seen again and are cold they are offically "injured" and this is another example of bs spinmasters.

This is the truth and lets not forget the thousands, tens of thousands who will die as a result of some bio hazard like DU contaminating their bodies. Likewise, let us not forget the thousands of children born with massive defects once the soldier comes home-the lung cancers, the contamination of their loved ones who never served overseas-yes, they are also not listed...and if tptb have their way this war shall never stop as it is just TOO LUCRATIVE FOR THE BACON BOYS

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They found photos of my various girlfriends above my bunk then chucked me out

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So when Bush brings back the draft, all the new recruits will be playing leapfrog with each other during the physicals.

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I've had gay sex countless times but that doesn't make me a homo and God didn't say anything about it to me.

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