Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Onward Christian Soldiers....

The Washington Times is reporting that the Obama Administration will probably not directly handle "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" until 2010 and it may be in concert (wisely) with a whole host of reforms in regards to manpower and the military according to some persons knowledgable about the issue.

But the article also warns of backlash against more conservative members of the armed forces community and amongst retirees. Why? Because,

Ban proponents say removing the restriction would hurt recruiting by discouraging conservative, religiously oriented youths from signing up.

Emphasis my own. There's a whole lot that can be said about a statement like that and what it entails about recruiting methodologies and the armed forces assumptive interpretations of who would join the military and why.

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