Cassy Fiano has an excellent piece up over at Hot Air bout the unwarranted hysterics about this repeal destroying the military. She has a pretty good insight on the subject being the wife of a Marine infantryman.
Obviously, I am not a fan of repealing DADT. My feelings on the matter were very close to those of General Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps. However, now that the repeal is passed, there is only one thing to do, and that is accept it and move on. Adapt and overcome. While there will be many tough decisions to make, and the adjustment period will undoubtedly be difficult, I have no doubt that our servicemembers can and will adjust. Adapt and overcome.....
The question I have for the people who feel this will destroy our military is this: do you think all of the men and women currently serving are so severely homophobic that they cannot continue to serve their country with honor?
If your answer to that question is yes, then shame on you.
Yes this will cause problems, yes some will quit because of this (but many fewer than people think), but in the end the military will salute and move out smartly to execute their mission.If you ask the troops about something, anything you will get complaints and whinging and moaning. The standard answer is "If the troops stop bitching check their pulses, they're probably dead." SO the survey and anecdtoal accounts of a mass exodus will not happen, and a year from now we will have forgotten what a crisis it was.
Well at least until Dan Choi chains himself to the Golden Gate Bridge because he was denied the right to be grandmaster of the SF Gay Pride Parade. That guy is a jackwagon.