Listening and reading the accounts of Mr. Choi in handcuffing himself to the White House fence, along with the chatter of former NATO commanders saying silly things about gay troops from the Netherlands, a moment of reflection:
As a pacifist, I'm not wild about the military services. That we are fighting for the right to be part of the military industrial complex seems sad to me, more than heroic.
I understand the kind of message this will send once eligible LGTBQ troops are allowed to be out and serving. It will have the same message as racially integrated troops.
So be it.
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