“If the man in charge for the Air Force in preventing sexual assault is
being alleged to having committed a sexual assault this weekend, obviously
there’s a failing in training and understanding of what sexual assault is
and how corrosive and damaging it is to good order and discipline, and how it is
undermining the credibility of the greatest military force in the world,”
MSNBC reported Gillibrand as saying. “This is not good enough.”"Alleged" is not convicted. Her argument is based on this.
This is too prevalent today. I could allege that she assaulted me. It's
not true, but if I alleged it, would that make it a good enough reason to base
firing her? I'm not saying it's not a problem, I just
don't think that your should have faulty overly emotionally based reasons
At a press conference on Tuesday President Obama said he had no
"tolerance" for this behavior and has ordered the Secretary of Defense
to prevent these sex crimes and send a message to victims of sexual assault that
"I've got their backs." What could have possibly brought about such
a surge in sexual assaults? Could the radical social policies pushed by the
Obama Administration onto the military be a factor? The Post and the Times
failed to mention that two years ago was when the 1993 law against open
homosexuality in the military was repealed. religion."
The reports on the 35% increase are based on survey data that included a 33%
increase in men reporting "unwanted sexual contact" (almost all of which
comes from other men). FRC was mocked in 2010 for noting that same-sex assaults
the year before were roughly three times higher than the rate of homosexuality
in the general population--and for predicting that those rates would rise if the
1993 law were repealed. The Pentagon's report released yesterday said that
male victims were now 12% of all victims making "unrestricted" reports,
and 13% of those making "restricted" (confidential) reports--both higher
than in FY 2009.
Of course, since the vast majority of people are heterosexual, so are most
sexual assaults--like that allegedly committed over the weekend by Lt. Col.
Jeffrey Krusinski. This was a particular embarrassment to the Pentagon, since
Krusinski was in charge of sexual assault prevention for the Air Force! It is
ironic that the Air Force, which is plagued with sexual assault problems, has
been preoccupied with suppressing religious expression. They would do well to
dust off the advice of the first Commander-in-Chief, George Washington, who
warned those who want morality without a moral code. Washington wrote in his
farewell address to the nation, "...let us with caution indulge the
supposition that morality can be maintained without religion."