adm. mike mullen

“The great young men and women of our military can and would accommodate such a change, but I do not know this for a fact”

SOUNDBITES — “My personal belief is that allowing homosexuals to serve openly would be the right thing to do. 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, it comes down to integrity — theirs as individuals and ours as an institution. I also believe the great young men and women of our military can and would accommodate such a change, but I do not know this for a fact. I will not deny that during a time of two wars, such a major policy change will cause some disruption in the force. It also seems plausible that there will be legal, social, and perhaps even infrastructure changes to be made. These are some of the issues our review will address.” —Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, expressing a personal viewpoint on such a HOT BUTTON [email protected]%@# (Read his whole blog post here)