27 January 2010

Fuck John McCain

That's about the only way I can put what I'm feeling right now.

John McCain said the following after the SOTU:

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. I am immensely proud of, and thankful for, every American who wears the uniform of our country, especially at a time of war, and I believe it would be a mistake to repeal the policy.

This successful policy has been in effect for over 15 years, and it is well understood and predominantly supported by our military at all levels. We have the best trained, best equipped, and most professional force in the history of our country, and the men and women in uniform are performing heroically in two wars. At a time when our armed forces are fighting and sacrificing on the battlefield, now is not the time to abandon the policy.
If you are so proud and thankful for every American who puts on that uniform, then you should join our president in honoring every American who puts in on by abandoning DADT. You are instead dishonoring and even dismissing every single gay American who goes to war for the US. And there are probably many more than you know.

Also, to call a policy successful that has led to the expulsion of so many Arab linguists at a time we need them most is just ridiculous.

Picture from Bad Astronomy, h/t to Attackerman

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