Feel the Homomentum!

And the hits keep coming...
An article in the Pentagon's top scholarly journal calls in unambiguous terms for lifting the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces, arguing that the military is essentially forcing thousands of gay men and women to lead dishonest lives in an organization that emphasizes integrity as a fundamental tenet.
Brilliant. That's an awesome lede, right there.

The article, penned by an Air Force colonel "who studied the issue for months while a student at the National Defense University in Washington and who concludes that having openly gay troops in the ranks will not hurt combat readiness," will appear in the upcoming issue of Joint Force Quarterly, which is a periodical published for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and sounds like a gay porn magazine only by coincidence.
"After a careful examination, there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that unit cohesion will be negatively affected if homosexuals serve openly," writes Colonel Om Prakash, who is now working in the office of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. "Based on this research, it is not time for the administration to reexamine the issue; rather it is time for the administration to examine how to implement the repeal of the ban."

...[T]he crux of Prakash's argument is that the military is now forcing thousands of soldiers to live a lie, directly undercutting the very fabric of their profession.

"The law also forces unusual personal compromises wholly inconsistent with a core military value - integrity," he writes. "Several homosexuals interviewed were in tears as they described the enormous personal compromise in integrity they had been making, and the pain felt in serving in an organization they wholly believed in, yet that did not accept them."

He continues: "In an attempt to allow homosexual service members to serve quietly, a law was created that forces a compromise in integrity, conflicts with the American creed of 'equality for all,' places commanders in difficult moral dilemmas, and is ultimately more damaging to the unit cohesion its stated purpose is to preserve."

You know, when members of the NFL and the American military are writing stuff that sounds like Shakesville posts, there are only three choices: 1. Blub. 2. Cheer. 3. Both.

[Via Memeorandum.]

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