I feel sorry for this kind of ignorance. One, there are many gay and lesbian soldiers in the military who are already putting their lives on the line for you, you just choose not to see it. Two, if you look at any other country with an inclusive military you will find that having gays and lesbians serve openly does absolutely nothing to weaken combat readiness. The Israeli Defense Force, undoubtedly one of the premiere fighting forces in the world, has been all inclusive since 1993. What would truly weaken our military and our country is to have our military abide by policies that are not in keeping with our American values of equality for all.
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