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Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/ 1/2010

John McCain's stance on 'don't ask, don't tell'

By Ann Telnaes

By Ann Telnaes  | December 1, 2010; 10:03 AM ET
 
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The 'targeted' and 'limited' survey yields no meaningful results; prior to DODT, military management on this problem didn't exist, but strong 'reaction' did that often resulted in vigilante response. Regardless of the 'shifting criteria' of politicians, one can't 'legislate' homophobia, or guard against agressive displays of like-sex activity. As with 'heterosexual' activity, both have nothing to do with military function, and are far outside of the scope of the congress and require the military to resolve it's own policy.

Posted by: hbeavers | December 2, 2010 5:23 AM | Report abuse

There are about 2.3 million in the total force of our Armed Forces. Gates and Mullins only had the survey sent to 400,000 or 18% of them. Less than a third of that 18% replied, so the survey was actually taken by about 5% of our service members. Even though they only survey 5%, they are saying 70% see no problem with repeal. The process is a sham and the leadership is misrepresenting the facts for political agendas. If it is the right thing, it can be done the right way. They are proving this is not right!

Posted by: RedskinsReverend | December 1, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Absolutely Fabulous Satire!
Perfect confirmation of has been maverick's senility.

Posted by: lufrank1 | December 1, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain is way past his prime. He is no longer a Maverick a(thou I think he just used the phrase)but a spokesman along with Palin, Kyle, Rush and Beck for the GOP and the special interest that bought the last election. The fight against DADT is just another example of the political game going on in DC to divide the country and insure a victory in 2012.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | December 1, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I don't see what's wrong with DADT. If both sides, sodliers and government, hold up their end of the bargain, then why can't it work? If I had to be stuck in a foxhole for weeks with somebody gay, I wouldn't want to know. And why would I need to know?

You wouldn't have men and women share the same bunk, but you would have gay men and straight men share the same bunk?

I agree with McCain that there need to be more studies and even some test cases to determine if repealing DADT is the best policy. Too many people are trying to rush this through.

Posted by: sunnyday1 | December 1, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

John McCain's changing opinion is the new approach of the Republic party headed by Palin.

Posted by: TruCherryHillNJ | December 1, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Fade away McCain and thanks again for Palin!

Posted by: vacarollm | December 1, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Obviously Senator McCain is a shell of what he once was. Time to retire and let some fresh ideas in.

Posted by: lorac58 | December 1, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

If I saw McCain out on the street, I might offer him my assistance with crossing the street. If he were taking the same bus that I take every morning, I would help him get on the bus and then give up my seat.

He looks like a sad old man. It probably means that it's time for him to retire before he completely self-destructs.

Posted by: sharedgum | December 1, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Fourteen percent of the military is female but 50 percent of DADT dischargees are women. It's not really about gays. It seems to be about lesbians serving their country.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 1, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

McCain is unreasonable. There is nothing more to it. His brain doesn't work right anymore.

Posted by: veritasinmedium | December 1, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

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