Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Does Matt Sanchez Have a Point?

Here's something new in the discussion on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," from Matt Sanchez in WorldNetDaily:
Pro-gay advocates hold up the example of other military around the world that have lifted bans.

It is true: France, Germany and Spain all permit openly gay service members, but who cares? In Afghanistan, neither France, Spain nor Germany will fight the Taliban. [ . . . ]
OYE Comment:

In presenting many arguments against open service of non-heterosexuals, Sanchez actually has a point here. Of course, he has neglected to mention the United Kingdom and Israel, which both fight very well and allow open service by non-heterosexuals.

Also, if you look at AmericaBlog (hat tip), you may wonder whether Sanchez would be eligible to serve under the policies he supports in his article.

Important Note: The AmericaBlog link is safe for work, but please read carefully before clicking further.


At 13 August, 2008 19:06, Anonymous Leigh Wolf - SFSU CRs said...

Esprit De Corps.

At 14 August, 2008 00:00, Blogger Wek said...

Leigh- shoot me an E-mail when you have the chance (just click on my name to find it).

At 14 August, 2008 09:02, Blogger Icarus said...

I don't know all the details but apparently Sanchez's command does not have any issues with his past. It's his past.

At 14 August, 2008 18:24, Blogger robash141 said...

So Leigh I heard Melanie whatsherface and Michelle Malkin were both making you sound like Chesty Puller John Wayne and Audie Murphy all rolled into one before you had spent even one day in uniform.

However, I haven't heard them< or anyone else< say anything about you actually graduating from boot camp.

What's up Leigh ?

Did you make it?

or did you wash out?

At 14 August, 2008 19:59, Blogger CW said...

"I don't know all the details but apparently Sanchez's command does not have any issues with his past. It's his past."

If you've been following the Sanchez affair since day 1, you would know that he was discharged from the USMC and is now never considered to have been enlisted. There is also a question of his HIV status, but will leave that up to you to decide.

On his blog he is now assailing Marine Eric Alva who lost a leg in Iraq. Sanchez says he advocates "homosexual activity" in the armed forces which is a total lie. Sanchez like many dishonest right-wingers tries to equate DADT (which solely has to do with an individual's identity or sexual orientation) with acts of sodomy on duty (covered by a totally seperate reg UCMJ 125.a). No one is advocating sexual activity on duty. Sanchez is outright lying.

At 15 August, 2008 08:44, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wonder why French and German soldiers are dying in Afghanistan.

They probably do some tourism like them

At 15 August, 2008 09:14, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Esprit De Corps, unit cohesion, impaired fighting ability, etc, etc. Those were terms were all used when Black Americans and women were integrated in the military. Those arguments did not hold a drop of water then and they do not now.

Straight friend of a gay shipmate.

At 15 August, 2008 17:39, Anonymous Leigh Wolf - Sfsu CRs said...

One stripe up Robash, one stripe up.

At 15 August, 2008 17:57, Blogger robash141 said...

Congratulations on making it through boot camp Leigh.

Now the really hard stuff is about to begin.


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