Just when you thought you’d heard it all:
Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called “Gay Bomb.”
Some of the women serving in the military in Iraq live under such repressive conditions that some have died of dehydration from refusing to drink after 4 pm because going to the latrines unaccompanied in the middle of the night carried the risk of being raped by their colleagues and still the gay men and women in the military are considered a threat.
“The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soliders to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another,” Hammond said after reviwing the documents.
“The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soliders would become gay,” explained Hammond.
The Pentagon told CBS 5 that the proposal was made by the Air Force in 1994.
“The Department of Defense is committed to identifying, researching and developing non-lethal weapons that will support our men and women in uniform,” said a DOD spokesperson, who indicated that the “gay bomb” idea was quickly dismissed.
And in the case of an incident of friendly fire, there is alway the fail safe program that cured Ted Haggart.