survey says

73% of Iraq + Afghanistan Veterans Don’t Mind Hanging Out With Homosexuals

We admire Kathy Griffin’s spunk as she heads to Washington D.C. tomorrow to rally for the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Mostly because Kathy is Irish, will be pretty blitzed on box wine today, and will be facing the noon sunshine with a blistering hangover. She should bring some aspirin, and this new survey data.

Teaming with HRC, the red-headed Oprah‘s little project will also be backed by new findings about Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, who report they never felt like un-mounting their M240 (7.62 Nato; .308 cal.) belt fed machine guns from armed Humvees to execute gay soldiers! In fact, most didn’t mind having them around at all!

A new bipartisan poll sponsored by the The Vet Voice Foundation finds 60 percent of troops who served there believe homosexuality “has no bearing on a service member’s ability to perform their duties”; 73 percent say it’s “personally acceptable to them if gay and lesbian people were allowed to serve openly in the military”; and just like Gen. David Petraeus, a whopping 73 percent say “they are personally comfortable in the presence of gays and lesbians.” Worth nothing: The survey’s respondents were 45 percent self-identified Republicans and 20 percent Democrats.

Also worth noting: Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are more comfortable around homosexuals than, uh, most Americans.

[Think Progress]

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12 Comments

  • SBK

    Not to nitpick, but I’m pretty sure Kathy doesn’t drink.

  • Seano

    Agreed. It’s her mom Maggie who likes the Franzia.

  • hephaestion

    “Worth nothing”?

    Editor, please correct the typo near the end of the 3rd paragraph.

  • hardmannyc

    You just had to pair the article with that photo didn’t you? It brings out the predator in me. Woof!!

  • romeo

    Kathy doesn’t drink? You mean she’s sober when she does her show? Amazing.

  • Chris B.

    not to beat a dead horse but ya, Kathy Griffin has never had a drink in her life(at least that’s what she said in her book)

  • Hyhybt

    “Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are more comfortable around homosexuals than, uh, most Americans.”
    —Stands to reason: even the ones who would otherwise be uncomfortable have had far more important things to worry about.

  • Frank

    I would not mind hanging out with all those hunks in the pic either…Bring in the men!!!

  • Stephen

    What pops out to me is the fact that these are all young(er) people than the demographic make-up of the majority of the population. In other words, they don’t belong to the ‘old homophobic bigots’ crowd.

  • Erick

    At the risk of sounding completely superficial, yeah I kind of read the article too, that picture is hot!

  • Vinnie

    ummmm… soo what was this article about?? *drools over picture*

  • Michael

    Wow, you mean men who are tough enough to serve in our military don’t run screaming like little girls at the thought of homosexuality?

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