Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hiding behind the Generals - Weasels all

During tonight's Republican debate, the candidates were asked whether it was appropriate for gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. Unfortunately they all didn't answer. Those who did failed.

Duncan Hunter basically said most kids who joined the military were conservative so we shouldn't offend their sensibilites. He also hid behind Colin Powell, saying it was his notion that gays shouldn't serve, so he stood behind the general. It was the worst answer all night. Get out now. On second thought, stay in.

Then John McCain hid behind General Petraus saying that Petraus declared it was bad for "unit cohesion" so McCain was for it too. Another politician hiding behind another general. They did not have the courage to face the issue on their own.

Romney said "Now is not the time." We are in a war so we shouldn't allow gays to serve. Don't want to rock the boat and all.

Weasels all indeed.