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Most of you should have heard about Gen. Pace's comments about gays, calling them immoral and saying that Don't Ask Don't Tell needs to stay in place to keep this immoral behavior out of the army. If you haven't check it out here.
Of course this has created quite a stir, with politicians jumping to take sides in the already heated debate. Sen. Brownback, a Republican presidential candidate, has already joined the bandwagon in agreeing with Gen. Pace. So where are our Democrats in all of this?
This week, General Pace got slammed from all directions for voicing his opinion that homosexuality is immoral. In reference to the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, General Pace likened homosexuality to adultery, and said the army should tolerate neither. If, he claims, the army prosecutes officers for adultery because it is immoral, than logically they should not condone homosexual behavior, because that too is immoral.
At least he was honest.
The way the democratic candidates for president handled this situation speaks to their character, their ability to be spontaneous and their true dedication to equality. Hillary Clinton failed on all three counts. Republicans had no problem coming forward and saying that not only were General Pace's comments inappropriate--he should stick to policy and not morality--but that they do not themselves believe that homosexuality is immoral. (See Republican Senator John Warner's immediate comments on the subject: http://gaypatriot.net/2007/03/13/senator-john-warner-rebukes-general-pace. )