Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Telling When Asked
Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff on the prospect of ending the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy:
Speaking for myself, and myself only, it is my personal belief that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do.
No matter how I look at this issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens. For me, personally, it comes down to integrity, theirs as individuals and ours as an institution.
Much better than John McCain.
I'm happy for the statement, as is. I'm even happier that they've clearly given thought to how a repeal could be implemented in policy.