Sunday, November 21, 2010
Calling Admiral Mullen!
A story from this weekend has caused me to once again defer "From the Fundamentals." Namely, I'm talking about Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen's statement about gays in the military.
If you go to the bottom of the Puffington Host article, you'll see that Mullen makes the claim that asking servicemen and women to "lie about themselves" goes against military ethics.
What a load of hogwash. In the first place, look again at the current policy. It's called "don't ask, don't tell." In other words, the military won't ask, and expects those in the service not to go around yapping about their sexual predilections. I don't see where the current policy asks people to lie. It doesn't. It just says to shut up.
Of, of course someone will say that if someone gets caught in flagrante delicto or gets asked point blank, they'll have to lie if they want to stay in the service. That might be true, but no one asked them to lie. They chose to do it themselves. And they're the ones who went into the military knowing full well what the regulations and standards are. Instead, we get a media-driven false guilt trip and pity party.
Maddening, isn't it?