Friday, July 22, 2011

Quote of the Day

"With this certification, and in accordance with the law, on Sept. 20, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' will be repealed. We will have taken the time necessary to get this done right and to ensure that service members are properly trained for a change that I believe is essential to the effectiveness of our all-volunteer force. All men and women who serve this nation in uniform -- no matter their race, color, creed, religion, or sexual orientation -- do so with great dignity, bravery, and dedication." ~ Leon Panetta.

It's about damn time.


Anonymous said...

my MIL was a WAC in WW2 and served in the Korean War. She was fiercely protective of her Japanese-American friend from Heart Mtn camp in WY, and her lesbian friends from both wars, even though she grew up farming in an environment that you would have expected would lead her down a different view. She said she learned from the military that that the best person for the job was the one or the team that would do it right, on time, and accept the consequences....and that was more valuable to her than any other criteria. she used the same values in her civilian job and constantly got accolades from her employees.
would that the rest of the country could get there.

Shay said...

I have never understood how this country can claim to be so advanced and yet be so backwards.

Miss Kitty said...

You said it, Shay. It's about damned time. Anonymous, bless you MIL for her forward thinking and fierce loyalty.