Can someone tell someone very high up in the US government and/or military that most civilised countries in the world now have gays serving openly in the military and the sky has not come tumbling in? *checks outside. Nup, sky still up there*
Please! Before the whole Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell/Don’t Care/Don’t Waste Any More Time and Money on This affair bores the bollocks right off of the rest of the world?
The whole armies of the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Israel, Argen-flicking-tina have not started wearing mascara (well, only when on shore leave! And then subtle! Real subtle!), have not missed very important battles due to bumming sessions that over-ran and have not started wearing pink camouflage. Hasn’t happened. Morale is no lower, possibly a bit higher. Straight soldiers have just got the fuck over it. Communism hasn’t broken out.
We say this because the latest suggestion is that gay and straight troops should have separate quarters. This was announced by a mixed-race general. Who apparently doesn’t see the irony. (Tony Bennett, singer of songs, once told us over a very nice lunch of salad and tuna that when he was liberating the concentration camps after WW2 – by far the nastiest of the WWs – he would return to segregated barracks after a long day’s horror and think, ‘Does no one see the irony?’…)
Anyways and hoos, as much as we love the idea of gay barracks – Molton Brown soaps in the showers, lube dispensers everywhere, mid-century furniture, high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets: you know how we gays love our little luxies – we think those people in scratchy jackets are just being silly now.
Coming soon: gay marriage – get the freak over it!