Amazing GOP debate
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by Emmy Hill, Downtown North,
on Sep 24, 2011
I am amazed at what i saw and heard during the last debate!One of our finest, an American soldier asked the candidates a question via youtube and was booed by the audience.
Not a single candidate thanked him for his service.
Booing our soldiers, not thanking them for their service.
I was flabbergasted.
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Posted by VoxPop
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm
Samuel, you are quite wrong. There's a pretty good list of militaries who have openly gay people serving with no detriment to security: Of the 26 countries that participate militarily in NATO, more than 22 permit gay people to serve; of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, permit gay people to serve openly. Israel, one of the toughest armies in the world not only permits gay people to serve openly, it conscripts women -- who also serve in combat...they don't view it as a social experiment.
Here's a list of countries who accept gays in the military: Albania, Argentina, Australia (20 years), Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Republic of China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark,Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway,
Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom (10+ years), Uruguay
Get over your prejudices.