As the DADT debate continues to meander its way through Congress, I’d like to praise Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen. They’ve emerged as passionate advocates for the lifting of DADT unlike anyone at the White House; especially the President whose Mr. Spock tendencies seem to have exploded since becoming the Oval One. Fascinating.
Back to praising Admiral Mike Mullen. Here’s the money passage from theWapo’s coverage of his Senate testimony:
He [Mullen] added: “There are some for whom this debate is all about gray areas. There is no gray area here. We treat each other with respect, or we find another place to work. Period. That’s why I also believe leadership will prove vital.”
Emerging as a forceful, impassioned proponent for repealing the law, Mullen said current policy “doesn’t make any sense to me,” because it requires troops to lie about their identity while serving for a military that values integrity.
Well said, sir. I realize that Senator Walnuts and his ilk would like to see DADT repeal advocates walk the plank and land in a school of tuna that will be caught by Japanese fisherman and eventually end up in Oscar’s bowl as cat food. Mmm, semi-human tuna.
Hey wait a minute, that’s cannibalism. Oh, that’s right, Oscar just *thinks* he’s human. Della, on the other hand, believes in the innate superiority of Della Street and does so very loudly.
How I went from praising Admiral Mullen to discussing my cat’s Della-centric view of the universe is a mystery even to me. Consider it a prelude to catblogging, y’all.
Anyway, Admiral Mullen, I salute you. You’re a true leader and a voice of sanity in the midst of the silly billies who want to stick with a failed policy and are obsessed with soldiers and sailors showering together.
Get a room, dipshits.