Speaking at a US Senate hearing on allowing gay people to serve openly in the
military, former Supreme Allied Commander, US US General , has claimed that Dutch forces failed at Srebrenica because of poor morale over openly gay soldiers. John Sheehan
He said Dutch leaders had told him that the presence of gay soldiers had contributed to the Bosnian massacre.
Dutch officials have, not surprisingly, rejected Sheehan’s claims as rubbish and told him to ram them where no soldier has boldly gone before.
He will certainly get the support of
"Family Value" politicians. Neo-Christian Right
He might though, want to follow the example of an earlier military mental-man, a certain Field Marshal Heinrich Himmler who, in the 1930's, created the Reich Central Office for the Combating of Homosexuality and Abortion (here’s me thinking they were mutually exclusive but, there you go.)
And just to gee things along a bit they might consider some night getting hold of some long knives and . . .
Personally, I’m all for
Gays in the military. Why should they get to stay at home discussing cushions and curtains while the rest of us are dodging bullets and spending long, lonely nights in foxholes?