Is Gen. Hugh Shelton Delirious?

This comment by Gen. Shelton is asinine. In essence he is claiming the reason the U.S. military is dominant is because we do not allow gays to serve openly. “I think it’s time to let’s see what the men and women that are at the basic combat unit particularly the men in the Marines and Army...

Recruiters Instructed to Accept Gay Recruits

Impressive even if only temporary. The Department of Defense announced today that it is instructing military recruiters to accept enlistees who identify themselves as gay in order to comply with a court order to stop enforcing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. According to a spokeswoman, recruiters have...

Thomas Friedman Is Unbearable Today

In other words, it’s a typical Friedman column. Today, he tells Pres. Obama what he should say in his Oslo acceptance speech. Long story short, he wants Obama to give a GWB speech. Of course, GWB did not win the Nobel Peace Prize. He did not win the Nobel Peace Prize because his “Who are you...

GOP Leaders in House Hate Gays and Lesbians More Than They Support U.S. Troops

Several Republican leaders in the House announced their intention today to vote against the latest Defense Authorization Bill, because it includes a provision to include gays and lesbians as a protected group under existing hate crimes law: Boehner, speaking at his weekly press conference Thursday, said the...

It’s Not Insubordination When the CINC Is Barack Obama

Earlier today, the British paper Telegraph reported on Pres. Obama’s response to Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s very public criticism of the approach Obama is taking to Afghanistan: According to sources close to the administration, Gen McChrystal shocked and angered presidential advisers with the...

Peter Galbraith on the Fraudulent Afghan Elections

Galbraith’s op-ed in today’s Washington Post is an important read for anyone wanting to understand why sending more troops to Afghanistan is doomed to failure. Here is a key paragraph: Afghanistan’s presidential election, held Aug. 20, should have been a milestone in the country’s...

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