POW! BAM! SPLAT! – In 2001 The Army Issued A COMIC BOOK On How To Conduct DADT Inquiries

Holy illiterate homophobic bigot Batman!

Wired.com is reporting (via Boing Boing) that the Army actually issued a comic book in 2001 about the right ways to proceed with an inquiry about homosexual conduct.  (probably for thier upper brass who needed pictures on how to conduct a witch hunt.)

The comic titled “Dignity & Respect”, (Right!)  is about the TRIALS and tribulations of Private First Class Howard. He has the misfortune of being observed in a homosexual act by two of his fellow soldiers. That triggers a tiptoe through a thicket of regulations and bureacrat-speak. Like: “What is a ‘reliable person?’

You’re certain about [his] sincerity?” Williams’ first sergeant asks his commander. “I think so,” she answers. Then she recommends Williams for a discharge.

Finally, there’s a Q&A. “Wouldn’t admitting to being a homosexual be an easy way for soldiers to get out of the Army?” one Q goes.

Oddly, the A is: “No. Absolutely not!

Well guess what?  Private Howard gets DISCHARGED

In-fucking-credible!

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