One day. That is all it took for a noted liberal to call for purges of the Armed Forces based on expressed qualms about the repeal of the statutory prohibition on open homosexuals serving in the armed forces. What did I predict yesterday to abuse by some in the comments? “The next step of the GLBT lobby will be to use political correctness and military command to transform the military into an engine for stigmatization of any view not in accord with their agenda.“
What did I also predict? “The effort to oust or demote soldiers who continue to make jokes about homosexuality.” No jokes are now required.
This is the consequence of liberal thinking on “progressive issues”: those who continue to contest, case or even question, sovaldi sale the progressive view of things will be expelled from government. There are Richard Cohens in the administration. As Powerline points out the administration’s review of DADT was a fixed game. But they assured the military that an airing of servicemen’s true views would not injure them in promotion or their careers. What a crock.
The units most leery of the repeal of DADT are also the units most involved in actually fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cohen is asking, for ideological reasons, to strip those fighting units of the commanders who expressed their true views to the political branches when asked. A better prescription for destroying civilian control and the fighting effectiveness of the military cannot be imagined. This is not American, it is Soviet. The purging of the Russian Armed forces for ideological reasons right before Germany attacked cost Russia millions of lives. How many are Richard Cohen and his leftist allies willing to tolerate so that gays never hear a discouraging word?
Like Nostradamus, I will make yet another prediction. The silence among liberal commentators to Richard Cohen’s suggested ideological purge of the Armed Forces will be deafening.