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How Jeh Johnson’s Survey Results Prove John McCain Cares More About Bigots Than National Security

Why didn’t the Pentagon’s DADT survey consider the question of should, not could the military handle openly gay troops — like John McCain wanted? Because, says Pentagon chief counsel Jeh Johnson yesterday to CNN, that wasn’t what they were asked to do. (Which is one of McCain’s big “problems.”) And thus explains the lack of rationale behind McCain’s central argument. The senator continues to say the military isn’t ready to repeal the law. Except tens of thousands of troops just told the Senate they are, in fact, ready to do just that. But should they? Should they?, is McCain’s continued (rhetorical) question. And at this point, with all that is known about the professionalism of servicemembers and their ability to follow orders and adapt accordingly, McCain’s core question can only be answered with this: Should the military continue needlessly enforcing discrimination? Or not?

By:           Max Simon
On:           Dec 4, 2010
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  • 2 Comments
    • Steve
      Steve

      In a way the survey did both. It asked about the (perceived) effects of repeal, but that indirectly contains the question of whether it should be done in the first place.

      Dec 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael@LeonardMatlovich.com
      Michael@LeonardMatlovich.com

      Agree with Steve. The survey was a de facto opinion poll no matter how many times President Gates denies it.

      Meanwhile, in tales of mice and men:

      [img]http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1235.snc4/156777_1342535983111_1822575019_656641_8340209_n.jpg[/img]

      Dec 5, 2010 at 2:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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