DADT: Why Not The GOP?

Zac Morgan urges conservatives to lead the way and make a point against the Islamists at the same time:

President Obama addressed the Human Rights Campaign last night and re-declared his opposition to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”  But wait a minute: he’s commander in chief. If he’s opposed, why doesn’t he actually do something about it? Here’s one issue where conservatives with their traditional concern for the military can outbid the all-talk president.

As former JCS Chairman General John Shalikashvili pointed out in the Washington Post, scant evidence exists that allowing openly gay enlistment would harm unit cohesion or spark mass resignations from our fighting men and women.  Other countries, including the Israeli Defense Forces, have allowed homosexuals to serve, with no serious adverse effects...Besides, I can think of only a few things more fitting than for a homophobic radical Islamist in Afghanistan to discover that his latest plans for a terrorist attack were foiled because of the quick work of a gay member of our armed forces.


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