1 year ago today, the repeal of DADT that President Barack Obama signed into law went into effect. In case you don’t remember, this was a decade+ long fight that involved the opposition claiming that our military would become a bunch of pink-wearing, weak, ineffective wimps since all of the alpha males would pack their toys and go home. There was also a lot of talk about needing 4 separate bathrooms (straight M/F & gay M/F) and the obvious problem of gay members just straight up uncomfortably eye-f*cking members of the same sex, since, as we all know, it’s literally impossible to be within 50 feet of a member of the sex to which we are attracted without actively making an attempt to sex them up. Or at least without planning it.
John McCain had a serious sad when the law was finally repealed:
“Today is a very sad day,” McCain announced. ”There will be high-fives over all the liberal bastions of America,” he predicted, from “the elite schools that bar military recruiters from campus” to “the salons of Georgetown” and the “talk shows” where people — “most of whom have never have served in the military” — will crow over the law’s repeal.
Allowing gays to serve openly in the Marines would prove a potentially deadly distraction McCain said…
Today, the New York Times reported on the litany of problems the military faced in this tumultuous year of change following the pussification of our military. While reading this list of issues, I want our reader(s) to keep in mind that, as with all significant policy changes, there is a transition period during which there can be extensive implementation problems and the desired benefits might be hidden. It’s best to carefully analyze the problems and think of smart solutions as opposed to just scrapping the whole thing and going back to DADT. With that said, a list of systemic military readiness, enrollment, sexual harassment, and overall military effectiveness issues as a result of the repeal of DADT is presented after the jump:
Don’t ever let anyone tell you there’s no difference between the parties.