It’s a regular war Washington. As Representative Marty Meehan and Soldier Eric Alva lead the battle against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, General Peter Pace – chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – holds military ground. Speaking with Chicago Tribune editors and other reporters, Pace upheld the discriminatory law’s moral legitimacy:
I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we [the military] should not condone immoral acts… I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.
As an individual, I would not want [acceptance of gay behavior] to be our policy, just like I would not want it to be our policy that if we were to find out that so-and-so was sleeping with somebody else’s wife, that we would just look the other way, which we do not. We prosecute that kind of immoral behavior.
According to Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which promptly sent out a press release condemning Pace’s comments, an estimated 65,000 gays currently serve in the military. Pace’s comments are “outrageous, insensitive and disrespectful,” says executive director C. Dixon Osburn. Osburn continues,
As a Marine and a military leader, General Pace knows that prejudice should not dictate policy. It is inappropriate for the Chairman to condemn those who serve our country because of his own personal bias. He should immediately apologize for his remarks.
Osburn also insists that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates should publicly admonish Pace.
We’re not holding our breaths – we’re too captivated by Pace’s outrageous outfit. Seriously, he looks like a fucking fascist faggot or some shit.