some people want to reform the military -- make gays completely welcome.
these same people claim US society in general is homophobic and must reform.
so, question: shouldn't the military be the last thing to reform?
why would you screw with such a mission-critical system, where life and death are on the line, which is in active use, when you haven't even gotten your changes to be implemented and prove their merit in a lower pressure scenario? shouldn't we reform things piecemeal, starting with easier and safer changes? then continue if we have success, and not if we don't (assuming in advance which reforms will be successful is irrational. we should be open minded and pay attention to how well it actually works).
are people who don't know anything about sane methods of reform qualified to reform anything at all?