13 March 2007

Hate At The Top

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States military, General Peter Pace, is a powerful and bigotted man who acts on his bigotry.

Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday that he supports the Pentagon's 'don't ask, don't tell' ban on gays serving in the military because homosexual acts 'are immoral,' akin to a member of the armed forces conducting an adulterous affair with the spouse of another service member. Responding to a question about a Clinton-era policy that is coming under renewed scrutiny amid fears of future U.S. troop shortages, 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.

Despite the wave of resignations and/or removals from office we've seen in the U.S. military lately, from the Secretary of Defense, to the Secretary of the Army, the the Army's Surgeon General, to the military's point man on treatment of detainees, to the commander of the Walter Reed Medical Center, we still haven't seen enough. Pace needs to quit, now, or be removed from office.

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