The DADT report is out, and as suspected, it shows a military that is rather unfazed by the idea of gays and lesbians in the army being allowed to be openly gay or lesbian. This report was the BIG CONDITION that John McCain had on repealing DADT. That is, of course, after his prior condition that military leaders support the repeal actually came to pass. Now that the military leaders and service members have demonstrated their support for the repeal, McCain should support it, right?
Of course not! Now he has new objections to why the demonstrated support isn’t enough to win his. He wants to have a study on the DADT study! It should be abundantly clear by now that the repeal of DADT will never win McCain’s support, no matter how many high ranking members and reports tell him we should–because members support it and because it’s just the goddam right thing to do. McCain is reneging on his earlier pledges to act because he doesn’t want it repealed and will keep coming up with excuses as to why he shouldn’t support DADT’s repeal. Even if it means disagreeing…with himself.
Last night’s Daily Show hits the nail on the head: (more…)