McCain’s response to SOTU: It would be a mistake to repeal DADT

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John McCain on DADTAfter President Obama pledged to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) in tonight’s State of the Union address, Senator John McCain issued his own statement calling the commitment to repeal the policy a mistake.

“In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.  I am immensely proud of, and thankful for, every American who wears the uniform of our country, especially at a time of war, and I believe it would be a mistake to repeal the policy.

“This successful policy has been in effect for over fifteen years, and it is well understood and predominantly supported by our military at all levels.  We have the best trained, best equipped, and most professional force in the history of our country, and the men and women in uniform are performing heroically in two wars.  At a time when our Armed Forces are fighting and sacrificing on the battlefield, now is not the time to abandon the policy.”

Senator, if our military is indeed the most “professional force in the history of our country,” don’t you think they can handle serving along side out gay and lesbian soldiers? It should be a non-issue. Or are you simply allowing your homophobia to put our armed forces and the security of this nation at risk?

Post by ILO on 01/27/10 at 11:51 pm