LESBIAN TO "GET THE BOOT"
Once again, a high-profile case where the military makes itself look foolish by discriminating against people on the basis of their sexual orientation, not their service record.
The latest female to be kicked out of the Navy is PO1 Rhonda Davis, a well-known, award-winning broadcast journalist who worked for Armed Forces Network in Japan. Her crime was to openly admit to what she was and wear her uniform as well, marching in a "Gay Pride" demonstration in New York City.
Under the unworkable "don't ask, don't tell" policy, by coming out publicly about her being a lesbian, she ended her Navy career. And, unlike Air Force Reserve flight nurse, Maj. Margaret Witt [see our story on her on our home page] who did not volunteer any information on her private life, Davis told. So under the rules, she is history.
COSTING THE TAXPAYERS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
When is the Pentagon going to wake up to the fact kicking every lesbian and homosexual out of the military, regardless of whether or not they had relations with someone in their "chain-of-command" or committed sex crimes on base, is a stupid waste of money? It has been estimated it costs the taxpayers millions of dollars a year as a result of these witch hunts.
It will likely result in another barrage of "hate mail" from some of our more pious readers, who think all "queers" should be exterminated on some island somewhere or quarantined behind barbed wire, but we at MilitaryCorruption.com think it's time to stop this wasteful and expensive process.
Getting caught in a clinch with a Rosie O'Donnel type in the barracks is one thing, but Maj. Witt, having a monogamous relationship with a civilian female (not in her chain-of-command) is quite another. When Witt and her girlfriend "broke up," it didn't take long for the ex-galpal to run to the brass to "rat out" her former partner.
We maintain in that type of situation, especially with Witt having only a year to go to reach retirement, and having been decorated for saving a life while on active duty, it is cruel and foolish to dump her "out the door" because it was found out she's a, gasp, "lesbian."
COVERED UP - AN ARMY GENERAL DIES OF AIDS
[In our story about Maj. Witt, we disclosed the Army covered up the cause of death (AIDS) for one particularly well-placed - and much feared - four-star general. Other top brass have been homosexual too, including a Marine general who served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Clinton years, but he and others had "protection" the lower ranks do not. There is a significant number of high-ranking lesbians in the Navy, especially the JAG and Medical Corps., but the "leadership" does nothing about it because of various political and practical reasons. Why the double-standard? The rules should apply to everyone, equally.]
Behavior should be the barometer these cases are decided upon. There will always be obnoxious, man-hating bull dykes in the military who will try and use their position to get even or get over someone else, usually a male NCO or officer. But Witt, and even Davis - who openly disclosed her sexual orientation - should continue to serve in uniform.
To discharge either one would be a waste of money in training and loss of years of experience. Neither person is a menace or threat to the nation's security. In fact, we maintain an arrogant, out-of-control megalomaniac like Donald Rumsfeld is more "dangerous" to our men and women in uniform than these two ladies who, until now, had spotless military records.