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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]

On:           Mar 17, 2010
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    • SBK

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

      Mar 17, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seano

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

      Mar 17, 2010 at 10:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion

      “Worth nothing”?

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

      Mar 17, 2010 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc

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

      Mar 17, 2010 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo

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

      Mar 17, 2010 at 11:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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)

      Mar 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Mar 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Frank

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

      Mar 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Mar 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Erick

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

      Mar 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vinnie

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

      Mar 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Mar 18, 2010 at 1:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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