I don't know what he was trying to do - but Admiral Mullen just made it personal, and that is sad.
"No matter how I look at the issue," Mullen said, "I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens." Noting that he was speaking for himself and not for the other service chiefs, Mullen added: "For me, it comes down to integrity - theirs as individuals and ours as an institution."So, we bring everyone's integrity into it? The institution's? Before a law has changed ... etc ... etc ... etc ...
He dug his hole deeper on twiddah.
Stand by what I said: Allowing homosexuals to serve openly is the right thing to do. Comes down to integrity.Admiral Mullen lost me awhile ago - but this just confirms that I was right.
This will only make post-DADT more difficult. Adding insult to injury - as many people, good people, will not be happy - does not help things at all.
IMAO, throwing the "I" word around this was a very selfish act - and d@mn late in the game for that argument. Shame on him.