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Psychological warfare is a vital component of any war. Breaking the will of the enemy and keeping your own troops motivated may help an unorganized enemy’s victory seem “inevitable,” however one must twist the truth in the process. This makes control of the media, with its ability to distract and redirect the nation’s attention, imperative. Luckily for Barack Obama, he has just this support in his war against traditional morality in the armed forces.


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Amongst his litany of broken campaign promises, Obama kept his word to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. The media have proved today they have his back (so to speak). The Associated Press propagandizes today that more than half of the military, a million soldiers, have received the prescribed training – and things have never been better.  AP “journalists” Pauline Jelinek and Lolita C. Baldor write, “so far there has been none of the turmoil or dire consequences predicted by opponents of what had been expected to be a wrenching change in military culture. There’s been no widespread resistance, no mad rush for the door by enlisted members opposed to the policy and no drop in recruiting.”

But later in their story they admit there is a rather compelling reason why conservative Christian recruits have not left the military: The Obama administration has forbidden them from doing so.

The Washington Post reported on that Sunday a Marine in the Helmand province of Afghanistan – one of the regions receiving the heaviest fire from enemies, foreign and domestic – told retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates:

“Sir, we joined the Marine Corps because the Marine Corps has a set of standards and values that is better than that of the civilian sector,” a Marine asked Gates during a question and answer session. [sic. That is obviously not a question, dear professional journalist. – Ed.] “And we have gone and changed those values and repealed the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy.”

“We have not given the Marines a chance to decide whether they wish to continue serving under that,” the Marine said, according to reporters present for the exchange. “Is there going to be an option for those Marines that no longer wish to serve due to the fact their moral values have not changed?”

“No,” Gates responded. “You’ll have to complete your…enlistment just like everybody else.” (Emphasis added.)

So, the Obama administration makes clear any resistance to the homosexual agenda will result in a dishonorable discharge – then the media cite the fact that no one has left yet as proof Obama was right all along.

Such a ban was necessary for Obama to save any shred of his credibility. A Military Times poll taken in December 2008 found that 24 percent of enlisted servicemen would leave the military or consider leaving upon repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”; 10 percent said they would definitely resign. Recently retired Marine Corps. Commandant Gen. James Conway, the branch’s highest-ranking official, polled his troops and found “an overwhelming majority [of Marines] would like not to be roomed with a person that is openly homosexual.”

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