Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Myth of the DADT Forced Lie
David Ignatius says, "Mullen knows that his greatest legacy will be a cultural and legal issue — ending discrimination against gays in the military by dismantling the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. He did it for reasons of conscience and never looked back. It was a moment of leadership, pure and simple."
BTW, Admiral Mike Mullen didn't dismantle DADT. He simply added his important voice to endorsing the President's position for repeal of DADT just as previous Chairmen had added their important voices in support of their President endorsing DADT. Rarely do we hear a JCS Chairman publicly voice opposition to the President's position. That would take incredible courage.