Sunday, December 05, 2010

This Week with Christiane Amanpour - December 5, 2010

Guests:
Gen. (Ret.) Wesley Clark
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bob Maginnis
Tammy Schultz - Marine Corps War College
Clarke Cooper - Log Cabin Republicans
Sgt. Stacy Vasquez
Elaine Donnelly, Center for Military Readiness
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Amanpour: Should gays serve in the military?

Colin Powell, 1993: hell no!

Colin Powell, 2010: why not - they’re adorable!

Marines: let’s wait til we’re down to just one and a half wars

Clark: hey if we can fight two wars we can handle a few open gays

Amanpour: heck even conservatives support repeal

Schultz: the troops don’t think it’s a problem at all

Amanpour: but our precious Marines and their seamen!

Schultz: they’re too focused on fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan to worry about a couple of lesbians

Amanpour: ok we’re surveyed everyone and we all love gay people and also Glee is America’s most popular show

Donnelly: Gays in the military are like putting stones in your sack - very gay stones

Cooper: hey lady I was in combat and I only care if people shoot straight

Amanpour: the tip of the spear has gay panic

Cooper: all we have to do is send out a memo telling Marines to stop discrimination

Maginnis: the soldiers will follow orders but we will lose recruits and most soldiers come from gay-hating areas like Alabama and Idaho

Amanpour: fascinating

Maginnis: most soldiers are conservatives

Amanpour: are you sure?

Maginnis: yes for example they hate government but have cradle to grave government-provided health care

Amanpour: that sounds right

Clark: nobody asked on D-Day if Matt Damon was gay

Amanpour: interesting

Clark: open lesbians make great soldiers - they increase morale!

Donnelley: we can’t have premature adjudication

Cooper: there have always been gays in the military

Donnelley: the policy is too lenient on those wily wicked gays

Amanpour: Stacy you were promoted 7 times and then outed

Vasquez: yes I was highly decorated and commended for my dedication and professionalism

Amanpour: well thank god the U.S. Army is safe from your lesbian ways

Lyster-Todd: the British army finally allowed openly straight men and nothing changed much

British Admiral: turns our they’re like all the other blokes and chaps and now recruit we them

Donnelly: military readiness!

Maginnis: that’s easy for Britain but Americans are bigger which is a problem in the showers

Amanpour: oooh

Schultz: these opponents just don’t like gay people

Cooper: talk about combat readiness - we are low on personnel and ammunition!

Donnelly: the Log Cabin soldiers are at war with the U.S. military

Cooper: idiot

Clark: hey if fans of the Cavaliers and the Heat and serve together anyone can

Amanpour: don’t pass don’t tell
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