Homosexuality and the Srebrenica Massacre Dutch Leader Calls US General's Gay Remarks 'Disgraceful'

Former NATO Commander John J. Sheehan testified on Thursday that Holland's policy allowing openly gay soldiers to serve in the country's military contributed to the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. The Dutch Defense Ministry said the comments were 'outrageous and unworthy of a soldier.'
A Muslim woman praying next to newly identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre in July of last year. On Thursday, retired US General John J. Sheehan said that gays in the Dutch military were partly to blame for their failure to prevent the slaughter.

A Muslim woman praying next to newly identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre in July of last year. On Thursday, retired US General John J. Sheehan said that gays in the Dutch military were partly to blame for their failure to prevent the slaughter.

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cgh -- with wire reports
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