Quote of the day
Frankly, I don’t need for General Pace to tell me he is sorry for calling me “immoral.” What I would prefer he do is sit down with his fellow service members and ask real questions. Is it more detrimental that we fill the foxholes with every able-bodied American or choose to discharge gays and not allow them to serve in critical specialties? It appears to me the answer is to expand the recruiting pool and not base eligibility to continue service on sexual orientation.
— Former Sergeant First Class Stacy Vasquez, on the military’s plans to extend tours in Iraq to 15 months because it’s stretched so thin.