Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Military leader after military leader has come out either against Don't Ask, Don't Tell or has at least acknowledged the the present system isn't working.  The latest is General Petraeus, who on Meet the Press  acknowledged that he had served with gay soldiers in the past. When asked whether hetero soldiers care if DADT is repealed, he answered,"I'm not sure that they do."

Remember that when military leaders such as Colin Powell supported DADT, conservatives used their opinions as ammunition.  So what happens when these leaders change their minds?  Here's what The Huffington Post is reporting how Rick Santorum explains the second thoughts top military brass are having about DADT:
Addressing how the military leadership, led by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, could now favor a repeal of the law, Santorum raised the specter of brainwashing. 'Political correctness is reigning in the military right now,' he said. 'People say [on DADT] listen to the military brass. I'm not too sure that we haven't so indoctrinated the officer corps in this country that they can actually see straight to make the right decision.' The line went over well with the CPAC.

Okay.  Changing one's mind with the times after 17 years of DADT is now considered "indoctrination."

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