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Marines Aren’t Fleeing The Military Like Gen. James Amos Worried About, Says Gen. James Amos

When the Senate was debating the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Sen. John McCain promised us that if the military started letting openly gay men and women serve, then there would be a mass exodus from the armed services, because how can anyone expect retention to remain stable when there are KNOWN HOMOSEXUALS WALKING AROUND THE BASE! Except just like predictions of a mass exit with military chaplains, there doesn’t appear to be anyone running for civilian life. “I haven’t had any indication yet at all, not at all,” Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos tells reporters. Huh. Isn’t this the same guy who was certain out homosexuals would lead to his Marines getting their legs blown off? And the same guy who, just weeks ago, was pleading to keep DADT in place.

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11 Comments

  • Crabby

    even my cat knew there wouldn’t be a mass exodus, der

  • Cam

    Once again proving that all these scenarios painted by anti-gay bigots are just lies to try to defend their bigotry.

  • Jeffree

    I hope that Gen. Amos had one of those “OMG, I was soooo wrong!” looks on his face when he admitted that his exodus theory was bonkers. And I hope that the anti-repeal people stop quoting his prior predictions of doom & gloom.

  • Mac McNeill

    What do you expect from the “doom & gloom” Republicans?

  • McMike

    You know what side of history you’ll be on when the other side’s only tactics are out-right lies. He knew damn well there wouldn’t be a mass exodus.

  • tjr101

    But didn’t little Timmy Pawlenty of Minnesota promise to reinstate DADT should he (by a stroke of lightening) win the presidency? It sucks to be on the wrong side of history!

  • Harbo

    Gen. Amos seems to be the only one who thought there would be a mass exodus…er…except John McCain, but his hold on reality has been shaky for a while.

  • VEB`

    I recently had an amazing experience, I was invited by a friend to a going away party for several soldiers in one army unit. I am gay and non military and sometimes I foolishly feel timid more because of my own shyness than me being gay necessarily. My friend who brought me, was part of the unit, made a joke about dont ask dont tell being over and now everyone can openly be gay (several guys embraced each other jokingly), he looked at me and said he has no problem with gays openly serving, and in fact they have several gay unit members. everyone in the group agreed, the important thing to them was not their sexuality, but the fact that they were fighting for the SAME country with pride. Bottom line! I have an even deeper respect for the REAL american soldiers, the ones who care about protecting america, not who you sleep with! By the end of the night I had made several new friends who could have cared less I was gay, as it should be!

  • Brandon

    No mass exodus..well duh you can’t just quit! They do sign contracts

  • the crustybastard

    @Brandon:

    So we can, for sure, conclude that you’re not a law professor.

  • Fred Rhodes

    In the olden days, the Navy would have war games and kill real live Americans, occassionally, in the heat of the action. Then that slowed down when DADT started. It’s a loose/loose either way.

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