Adm. Michael Mullen has weakened the U.S. military.
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You don’t have to be anti-gay to not want to be involved in intimate functions with members of your own sex who might consider you a sex object. This policy would hurt recruitment at a time when America is involved in two wars and the military is having a difficult enough time keeping the ranks filled. People who serve in the military know this, even high-ranking officers (and when they’re off the record they’ll say it). So does Mullen when he’s not concentrating on how to cater to his civilian political bosses. Or has he been away from service on warships and in the Pentagon so long he’s forgotten?
This issue may instruct us on whether the Republican Party has learned anything about standing for something rather than falling for anything. To the usual suspects on the cultural left the military is just a huge, expensive ball of clay to be molded to their liking. They’ll push for a gay-friendly military using the tired and irrelevant charges of discrimination and homophobia. This nonsense should be resisted, even though the left, with full support from the left-stream media, will go full-goose hysterical and call anyone who opposes this lark a hater.
A strong military is good for America. A militarily strong America is good for the world. We can maintain that strength better without having to sort out and deal with all the various tensions, resentments, and counter-resentments that would be the inevitable result of gays in the barracks. Americans would be thankful if our leadership, civilian and military, would redirect the energy they’re now wasting trying to get gays into the military toward keeping Muslim jihadists out of it.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?