Tuesday, March 13

Gen. Pace Brought Up A Bigot, Or More Distractions?

General Pace said yesterday that he is against gays serving openly in the military. He compares gays to those who commit adultery, which implies that homosexuality is a choice and therefore immoral. Yet, we've seen the Army recruit felons, gang members and racists as enlistment numbers drop. So why are those okay? Well according to the General,

(Chicago Trib-free reg req) Pace said the Pentagon should not "condone" immoral behavior by allowing gay soldiers to serve openly. He said his views were based on his personal "upbringing," in which he was taught that certain types of conduct are immoral.
So. In recap. Felons, gang members and racists are okay, but gays, very bad. Let's not forget the "morality" of war itself. And it was his "upbringing" that taught him this. So either General Pace was raised a bigot, or he and others are using this issue to distract from Iraq, Walter Reed, Osama and their failures. I tend to believe the latter.