Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Needed: Credible National Leadership from the New Generation (at least)

Attention College and Young Republicans-

White House Spokesman Tony Snow made the Bush Administration's first-ever comments on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" June 29, passing the buck to The Pentagon:

- I will defer all questions about military personnel policies to the Department of Defense.

And The Pentagon responds:

- The law would need to be changed [by Congress, according to our Constitution,] to affect the [Defense] Department's policy.

Some Members of Congress, in turn, have called on the Department of Defense to take the lead.

- Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently noted that “military leaders support the ban,” indicating he would support a change only if deemed appropriate by the armed forces.

Well, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is quite right in labeling this the "Keystone Kops" approach to leadership.

OK, College and Young Republicans, if you lack the "manly firmness" to Be A Man! Enlist! yourselves, at least use your political skills to encourage our governing party to get rid of a stupid and idiotic law that actually hurts President Bush's ability to fight the Global War on Terrorism.


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