The Military Should Be Afraid Of The Gays?
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
WASHINGTON Mar 21, 2007 (AP)— Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased by about 24 percent last year and more than twice as many offenders were punished.
There were nearly 3,000 sexual assault reports filed in 2006, compared with almost 2,400 the previous year, a Pentagon report said Wednesday. Action was taken against 780 people, from courts-martial and discharges to other administrative remedies.
Between the bigoted words of General Pace, and the stark facts of these statistics, it seems glaringly obvious that retrograde policies like "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" have only stunted, if not reversed any progress made in the Military involving gender or sexuality.
I'm not sure what would be causing this uptick in problems, but if I had my guess, it would be that the military (like our government the past 6 years) has been working under the assumption that there is no consequences of their actions.
If they can torture US citizens with no penalty, why would those with twisted minds in the military worry about the consequences of any behaviour?