Thursday, February 4, 2010


Then - John McCain, October, 2006: "The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, 'Senator, we ought to change the policy,' then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it."

That time has come.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates: ...said Tuesday that he supports President Obama's decision to seek the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military and has appointed a "high-level working group" to figure out how to do it.  
..."I fully support the president's decision," Gates said. "The question before us is not whether the military prepares to make this change, but how we ... best prepare for it. We have received our orders from the commander in chief and we are moving out accordingly."
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen: "I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy that forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens," Mullen said. "For me, personally, it comes down to integrity -- theirs as individuals and ours as an institution."

And now what does the Arizona maverick, who may be fighting for his political life this November, have to say about it?
McCain declared himself "disappointed" in the testimony. "At this moment of immense hardship for our armed services, we should not be seeking to overturn the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy," he said bluntly, before describing it as "imperfect but effective."
What a pillar of integrity is John McCain.


Wolfe Tone said...

John is simply taking "the position flexible."

NowhereMan said...

The"maverick"is being challenged for his seat by a conservative so he has changed his tune on DADT because hes trying to kiss the conservatives asses.I thought you had to have some guts to be a "maverick"!?Oops! I just answered my own question.