Long shot presidential candidate Duncan Hunter took some time to smear queers on this weekend’s Don’t Ask-oriented 60 Minutes. The Republican reiterated his homophobic ideology, saying that gays shouldn’t serve in the military because we’re not “hardened warriors”. Hunter also took aim at those gay-loving Brits, a key ally in our Iraq invasion:
The Fallujahs of the world, the Ramadis of the world that require heavy combat and lots of fire-fighting capability – those are the places the Americans go. The other countries tend to go to the so-called peacekeeper zones, where they have fewer fire fights and less contact with the enemy. And the European nations show little will to send large contingents of their military people into dangerous places.
Admiral Sir Alan West defended his nation’s bravery, “I think American troops are very brave and I think British troops are very brave.” He also reminded Hunter that homos can fight with the best of ’em:
You read about the Spartans, they were all homosexuals, the whole lot of them. And I don’t think anyone would suggest for a second that the 500 Spartans fighting against the Persian Army were not pretty macho.
No one in their right mind, at least…