Yesterday, Quinnipiac University released a poll which shows that 59% of Americans support a repeal of the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT)" policy. Reading the results, however shows that those polled - and perhaps the pollsters at Quinnipiac as well - don't understand what DADT says. I will cover this in depth in an upcoming article today, which I will link to.
To me, this poll is nothing more than a measurement of the effectiveness of the White House and an activist media' message.
Also mentioned in the Quinnipiac poll was that most Americans supported trying terrorists at Guantanamo, as well as denying them Constitutional rights. Only a tiny majority of Democrats supported domestic trials, whereas large majorities of both Republicans and independents opposed.
But back to DADT, Admiral Mike Mullen - the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - recently admitted that he knowingly served with homosexual service members.
“I have served with homosexuals since 1968,” ADM. Mullen told the Senate Armed Services Committee recently.
Maybe I am off base, being a little rusty on the UCMJ as it pertains to gays in the military, but if he knew of homosexual members (and homosexuality is not permitted in the military), has he committed - or has he covered up a crime? Again, correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't that be like admitting that 'I have served with service members who regularly steal government property since 1968?'
Let me be clear that I am not advocating for the removal of ADM. Mullen, just wanting to know the truth and see the rule of law upheld.