Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Fags are capable fighters

Elaine Donnelly’s logic (Gen. Pace vs. PC Police 3-18-07) that a homosexual free military will improve “military readiness” is repeatedly flawed.

First, the “9,501” soldiers discharged after “they acknowledged homosexual conduct” may represent only “5 percent of unplanned separations” but according to Debra Saunders (Washington Times 3-17-07) that number includes “322 linguists and 54 Arabic specialists” that could be helpful in saving the lives of tens of thousands of heterosexual soldiers. It’s possible that those homosexuals discharged before 9-11 may have uncovered communications from Al Qaida that could have save thousands of American lives on 9-11. This total number of discharged soldiers is nearly 40 percent of the current ‘surge’ of US troops into Iraq that is supposed to turn the tide in this key theater of operations against terrorism. In this context 9,501 soldiers is not insignificant.

Second, Donnelly claims that “69 percent” “were opposed or neutral” to repealing the law prohibiting homosexual military service versus the 26 percent who wanted the law “repealed”. This may be true mathematically but it is just as true that 63 percent are in favor or neutral to the law being repealed versus only 37 percent who disagree.

Last, Ms. Donnelly own math suggests that it is heterosexual relationships that are most detrimental to ‘military readiness’. Using Donnelly’s own figures there are nearly three times the number discharges (“26,446 from “pregnancy” and 20,527 from “parenthood”) resulting from heterosexual activities. And this doesn’t even include the number who commit adultery which is a punishable violation of military law.

Defeating the tactic of terrorism will require 100% of our population’s participation. One’s sexual preferences are irrelevant to all American’s preferences for freedom and security. The Taliban prohibits homosexuals in their armed forces. Our military should be different.

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