"REINSTATE HER IN AIR FORCE" SAYS FEDERAL
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In a victory for justice and common sense, a federal judge has ruled a much-decorated flight nurse must be reinstated by the Air Force as soon as possible. If Judge Ronald Leighton's decision in Tacoma, Wash. is not overturned on appeal, that means Maj. Margaret Witt's pension is saved and she will have an opportunity to continue her good and faithful service to our military without further hindrance.
Her picture was used in recruiting posters. Her efficiency ratings were always top shelf. That is, until that phone call. Then the mindless bureaucrats in the Air Force set out to destroy her, and what better way than by taking from her what she had devoted her life to? In fact, why not make her forfeit her pension and benefits, just months shy of qualification? Yeah, that's the ticket. That'll teach the - - - - -," some said. All it did, in actuality, was show how cruel and stupid some people can be.
JUDGE ON BASIS OF CONDUCT, NOT "SEXUAL ORIENTATION"
Why can't commanders differentiate between "misconduct" and "sexual orientation?" If you have a military member who does not flaunt their predilections, does not have affairs with members of the unit, or even military people not in the unit, and Witt's "gal pal" is and always was a civilian, why not judge individuals on behavior instead of what they are? We here are not "going soft" on enforcing the legitimate rules of the UCMJ. It's just that real justice calls for reasoned thinking. "Witch-hunts" and throwing people in the ditch for "who" they are, not "what" they have done, is un-Christian and hurts morale.
OUR STAND IN WITT CASE WINS AN UNUSUAL BACKER
Within an hour of the Associated Press bulletin, reporting Judge Leighton's principled decision, we started to receive e-mails, dozens of them from people both praising and condemning our views on this case. It reminded our editor-in-chief, MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret.), of the hate mail he got when he wrote an editorial asking for "mercy" for ex-NASA astronaut, Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak. He reasoned, she had "cracked under pressure" and "already had paid a heavy price" for loving the wrong man. He dumped her, and she couldn't handle that. So, do we need to burn the poor woman at the stake? Of course not! She lost her career and will never fly again. Her marriage is over, and she will forever be the object of "diaper" jokes by late-night TV comedians. For God's sake, let her alone.
|DO THE RIGHT THING - MAJ WITT DESERVES
RETIREMENT PENSION - LESBIAN FLIGHT NURSE
TOSSED OUT JUST SHORT OF 20 YEARS
MUCH DECORATED OFFICER HIGHLY-RESPECTED
BY CO-WORKERS - SAVED A LIFE WHILE ON
DEPLOYMENT TO MIDDLE EAST - JUDGE TO RULE
SOON ON POSSIBLE REINSTATEMENT - AIR FORCE
NURSE VICTIM OF DOUBLE-STANDARD - ARMY
FOUR-STAR GENERAL WITH AIDS GOT TO STAY ON
DUTY - "MAD MAX" BULLIED SUBORDINATES - USED
INFLUENCE TO PROTECT "BOYFRIEND" ARRESTED
IN MEN'S ROOM AT FORT CLAYTON, PANAMA
AIR FORCE RESERVE MAJOR
SUES PENTAGON - CHALLENGES DISMISSAL
MAJ MARGARET WITT TOSSED OUT
AFTER 19 YEARS SERVICE - EXCELLENT
FLIGHT NURSE - DECORATED FOR SAVING
A LIFE - WHAT'S TO BE GAINED DENYING
WITT HER PENSION? - CIVILIAN EX-GIRLFRIEND
"RATTED HER OUT" TO BRASS - MILLIONS OF
DOLLARS WASTED ON GAY "WITCH-HUNTS"
ARMY GENERAL WITH AIDS PROTECTED
WHILE THIS WOMAN PUNISHED
WHY THE DOUBLE-STANDARD OF JUSTICE?