"The Fallujahs of the world, the Ramadis of the world that require heavy combat and lots of fire-fighting capability - those are the places the Americans go. The other countries tend to go to the so-called peacekeeper zones, where they have fewer fire fights and less contact with the enemy," Hunter says. "And the European nations show little will to send large contingents of their military people into dangerous places."This is what passes for the Republican argument against integrating openly-serving homosexuals in to active duty, apparently. The fact that Canadian and British soldiers are fighting in some of the toughest battles in Afghanistan, and both allow gays and lesbians to serve openly, apparently doesn't count. Yes, letting the panzies serve openly has really made us a bunch of push-overs.
Next time America throws a war, those of us from the developed world will keep Rep. Hunter's words in mind. And stay at home.