Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Tuesday, 14 February 2006
It costs the Pentagon a lot to keep the military gay free!
The US policy of don't ask, don't tell in its military has resulted in 10,000 gays and lesbians being discharged since former President Clinton signed the policy into law in 1994. According to a University of California commission of military experts this policy has cost a minimum of around USD364m in the ten years 1994/2003. Ah well, the US is a rich (if heavily indebted) country so I am sure this small sum is considered a worthwhile expense in the fight to try and keep such evil influences out of its military.