Gays in the US Military

“No, this is NOT my wife.”

General David Petraeus has admitted to an extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, an Army reservist who travelled with General Petraeus in Afghanistan when she was writing a book about the general. An FBI investigation had been launched after Mrs Broadwell was suspected of having gained access to the e-mail account of General Petraeus who had by then become Director of the CIA.

General John Allen, the commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, has been caught up in the scandal. The FBI are looking into 20,000 to 30,000 pages of “inappropriate e-mails” between him and Jill Kelley.

Now it will become confusing because this Jill Kelley also seemed to have had quite a close relationship with General Petraeus. And then these ladies seemed to have become jealous of each other and sent harassing e-mails, as women tend to do, which sparked the FBI investigation.

“No, this is NOT my wife either. But I just love these younger ladies.”

No wonder we are not making any progress in Afghanistan if even the top generals spend all day e-mailing and flirting with the ladies.

And then there are still people who believe that gays in the military would be the real problem. Wake up, guys! It’s the straight guys who have their mind far off the battlefield. Meanwhile, gay soldiers are doing their job. More gays, better national security!

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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7 Responses to Gays in the US Military

  1. Petra Falk says:

    There is a bit of a “logic error” in that whole line of reasoning….. Straight male generals flirt with females – which is, admittedly, distracting especially when one also has a wife at home.
    However, gay generals would probably be doing the same amount of flirting and being distracted, with the only difference being the gender of the person they’re flirting with or are distracted over……
    Flirting / Infidelity and all the rest isn’t reserved for the straight part of the population…..

    • My real point is of course not that gay people are better soldiers. My point is that it shouldn’t matter and that openly gay people should also be allowed to serve in the military (as they now are, thanks to the repeal of DADT under the Obama administration). As many Republicans still see gay soldiers as a threat, this is a point that still needs to be made.

    • Petra Falk says:

      I entirely agree with the point you’re making, I just wasn’t sure what that creepy old man’s extramarital affair(s) had to do with it :) – As many Republicans still believe that evolution is a myth, women can’t get pregnant from “genuine” rape and that all the USA’s problems could be sorted by abolishing the welfare system and sending all immigrants home (which would, of course, leave just the Native Indian population) – I can’t take them serious anyway ;)

  2. My wife and I have a number of gay friends, and their commentary on fears of “rape in the foxhole” by gay soldiers on straight ones is simple: “Get over yourselves!”. I tend to frequently think of another old saying: “Methinks he doth protest too much”. ;)
    (I would add that of all our gay male friends, only one ever came on to me – but I think that says more about MY “hotness” than any overly-controlled libidos out there. :D )

  3. radius says:

    I propose the best solution to this funny issue is the way the German army is handling it: after abandoning the military conscription, there are currently more girls applying for jobs at the army than males. Soon, I think, we will have a predominantly female army. But maybe this wont be the solution neither. Perhaps they are not so much distracted from their service duties by sex, but instead deflect from the troops to go shopping.

  4. g says:

    As a former soldier i dont have issue with gay serving and think that they should, But If i have to shower with somebody that i am their sexual preference then i should also be allowed to shower with female soldiers …. all fair in love and war!

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