Posted by: Catherine Lugg | November 7, 2010

More White House support for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

It seems that the new pick to serve as Marine Corps Commandant is a big fan of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

According to the LA Times:

Gen. James Amos told reporters in San Diego that he was concerned about a possible loss of unit cohesion and combat readiness if the ban is overturned.

“There’s risk involved,” Amos said. “I’m trying to determine how to measure that risk. This is not a social thing. This is combat effectiveness.”

Amos assumed the commandant job two weeks ago, succeeding Gen. James Conway.

Great, more ignorant homophobes serving as top military brass. If he were in 6th grade, General Amos would have merely said, “queers are icky and I don’t want them around.”

John Aravois unloads:

What idiot chose a guy who vocally opposes one of the President’s top policy priorities? The fact is, the White House didn’t care enough about DADT to pick a nominee who was on our side, and who supported the President. I doubt a Republican president would ever choose someone who vocally disagreed with him, and who would publicly try to discredit him.

Yet again, this isn’t fierce advocacy. It’s yet another missed opportunity by the Obama administration. And it’s further proof that our civil rights just aren’t that important over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Yup, there’s the fierce urgency of now in action folks.

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