Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Upheld Again

A federal judge in Boston became the ninth jurist to uphold the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy since 2002.

US District Judge George A. O'Toole Jr. found that Congress made a rational decision to adopt the policy in 1993 after holding lengthy hearings and concluding that openly homosexual service members would have a negative impact on the military. ... "The legitimacy of the end Congress sought to serve maintaining effective military capability by maintaining high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion cannot be doubted," O'Toole wrote.
Judge O'Toole did voice some doubts about the policy in his 41-page opinion, though. "[D]eciding that Congress has made a rational choice is not the same as deciding it has made a wise choice", he added. I concur, for reasons stated previously.