Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pace's commentary on homosexuality

As we all know, General Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that homosexuality is "immoral".

While I do not subscribe to that sort of thought, he can think what he wants on a personal level.

However, as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he is to uphold the rules and regulations of the military and answers to the President.
Gen. John Shalikashvili (Ret.), recently called for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, writing, "We must welcome the service of any American who is willing and able to do the job."

Exactly. Soldiers in the GLBT community have died in Iraq. They get wounded just the same. Do you think a soldier considers another soldiers sexual preference when an IED needs to be safely exploded, or a life saving tourniquet is placed on a missing limb? Of course not.

I see Pace's comments as shifting the discussion from Walter Reed and the care of our Veterans and soldiers, to another issue to obfuscate the public.

Regardless of the comments made by General Pace, I wish he had came out in such a strong and vulgar manner when dealing with the Walter Reed Scandal.

The treatment of our Veterans and soldiers has been immoral on many fronts.

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