Monday, October 08, 2007

The Pace Race

I note that our old good buddy, General Peter Pace, still isn't backing off his bigoted stand against gays in the military. However, he did seem to toss gay and lesbian military members a bone by stating, "Are there wonderful Americans who happen to be homosexual serving in the military? Yes. We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it," Pace added. "And that is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God's law."

Okay, put aside the Rumsfeldian ask-and-answer-your-own-question rhetoric, and you'll see that he's reluctantly acknowledging the fact that closeted gays are serving already.

But when he descends into intrepreting the laws of god and dictating morality, he's exceeding his authority as a professional military man and a general officer.

He went on to say, essentially, that sex is limited to a man and a woman in a marital relationship. Okay, so what does he have to say about the rampant fornication, prostitution, adultery and out-and-out rape that takes place in every port town, every military post town, across the world, wherever there is a military presence?

Old Pete remains strangely silent on that side of the equation. Could it be that it's not that awful nasty homo-sessual sex that's involved?

And this is a guy that apparently wants to be president. Well, it's not like he could ever be worse than Der Monkey Fuehrer, but haven't we finally had enough of right-wing rule in this country? Isn't it finally time to elect a progressive who will be saddled with the enormous job of undoing the damage wreaked by the neocons over the last seven years?

And that's why we all have to actively campaign for whoever the Democratic nominee turns out to be. I'm no big fan of Hillary, but I'd rather see any Democrat in the office of president than any Rethug. Especially now that the top three on the right have all come out in support of the bankrupt supply-side economic theories of Saint Ronald.