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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:14 AM
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Petraeus Aide Marvin Hill: If Troops Can't Deal With DADT Repeal, They Should Leave The Service
Petraeus Aide Marvin Hill: If Troops Can't Deal With DADT Repeal, They Should Leave The Service
Amanda Terkel
aterkel@huffingtonpost.com | HuffPost Reporting
First Posted: 12-10-10 05:04 PM | Updated: 12-10-10 05:40 PM

WASHINGTON -- A senior aide to David Petraeus, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, is out with a strong statement in support of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT), saying that servicemembers who can't adjust to the change should think about leaving the military.

"If there are people who cannot deal with the change, then they're going to have to do what's best for their troops and best for the organization and best for the military service and exit the military service, so that we can move forward -- if that's the way that we have to go," said Command Sergeant Major Marvin Hill in an interview with Roland Martin on Washington Watch, set to air on Sunday.

Indeed, one of the arguments put forth by many critics of repeal is that integrating the forces will result in a loss of large number of servicemembers opposed to the change.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen addressed this concern during his recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, stating, "Should repeal occur, some soldiers and Marines may want separate shower facilities. Some may ask for different berthing. Some may even quit the service. We'll deal with that."

Also in the interview with Washington Watch, Hill said that he believes "the troops are ready for something like this."
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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:29 AM
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1. Indeed they SHOULD leave the service
if they can't deal with it. We don't need a fascist core rotting out the heart of our military.
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ObsessiveAlchemist Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:57 PM
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2. Honestly
If you're so distracted by the fact that one of your fellow soldiers is gay, I'm not sure you're the best person to be defending the country.
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