General Sheehan claimed gay soldiers were part of the problem.
The Buzz: A US Army general has provoked anger from the Dutch for claiming that allowing out gay soldiers to serve in the Dutch military helped lead to a failure to prevent the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Former NATO commander and senior Marine Gen John Sheehan, now retired, told a Senate hearing that Dutch military leaders told him poor morale from allowing openly gay soldiers had contributed to the massacre.
The Dutch Response: Dutch officials quickly rebutted the claims, calling them "complete nonsense."
Irrational fear in a small mind can bring out interesting forms of nonsense.
Take Sheehan for example. He can't be a complete numbnut, but he's certainly talking like one. This fear of gay people that he carries is making a joke of him, and that is sad.
Our history is filled with this sadness. I can find you people right now in Johnston County who will tell you that "all these diseases are here because all these Mexicans are here."
Yes, that's a quote.
I can travel to Sanford and find you a Duke graduate who will tell you that HIV/AIDS is God's retribution.
Frankly, I really don't have to travel to those places to find that nonsense. It exists in abundance all around.
We read that the poor will always be among us. I wonder if that's a mistranslation. Maybe it's the stupid will always be among us.
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