“Openly gay, lesbian and bisexual men and women in uniform make our military stronger and America safer,” he said in a statement released on Facebook.
Obama penned the statement in celebration of the fifth anniversary of his repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a Clinton-era policy that prohibited openly homosexual men and women from serving in the military
While many people opposed the policy, whether fairly or not, its proponents argued that military leaders should not be focused on sexuality in the first place — that their eyes should be on the prize, i.e., defeating our enemies.
Moreover, two months ago Maj. Gen. Robert Dees argued that Obama’s “social experimentation” with our military was in fact affecting its readiness.
“Not only are we losing physical readiness to fight, we have to fix the problem of moral readiness,” he said. “I think the moral readiness of our forces is even more important than the physical readiness, which is very low.”
“The moral readiness is degraded by social experimentation within our military,” he added.
Obama’s push to implement social justice in the military was definitely not making “our military stronger,” at least not in Dees’ eyes.
Plus, and more importantly, real military strength comes from strong leadership and an abundance of resources, both of which our military currently lacks. Instead of leading and arming our soldiers, Obama prefers vacationing like a rock star and depriving our military of the resources it needs to succeed in the battlefield.
I hate to break it to our dear leader, but gay men and women on the battlefield don’t by themselves make our military demonstrably stronger, though it could weaken it.