Jon Stewart on Tuesday celebrated the official end of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
Gays and lesbians can now serve openly in the military, and those who were discharged over their sexuality can now re-enlist. “That’s how ridiculous this policy was,” Stewart said, “the apology for the affront is, ‘alright, sorry, you can go to Afghanistan and fight for your country.'”So how’s the repeal affecting the boots on the ground overseas? Stewart checked in with Daily Show senior military correspondent Jason Jones for more.
“Jon, the nightmare is real!” he said. “The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has turned our once proud armed forces into a camouflage-thong pansexual bacchanal,” Jones said, wearing short shorts and drinking a “tangerini”. “This isn’t an army of one, it’s an army of fun!”
Actually, it’s really not. Jones said he hasn’t noticed any changes since the repeal of DADT.
“It’s not like people that work in close quarters and count on protecting each other like family didn’t already know the deal,” he said.
“For God’s sake, Jon, it was the Army that invented ‘gaydar’ in the 60s,” Jones added.
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