Will John McCain end up standing in a corner all alone with his bigotry? It’s starting to look like it, unless he comes down with a case of Integrity sometime soon:
With less than two weeks until the release of a Pentagon report on how to respond to a repeal of the 1993 law banning openly gay men and lesbians from military service, the Navy’s top officer said he is reviewing the findings and will soon deliver his recommendations to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Adm. Gary Roughead, the chief of naval operations, praised the extensive review, which was launched in March after President Obama declared his intention to work with Congress this year to repeal the law.
“I think the survey, without question, was the most expansive survey of the American military that’s ever been undertaken,” Roughead said during an interview Saturday aboard his plane. “I think the work that has been done is extraordinary.”
Roughead, who was returning to Washington from Wilmington, N.C., where he attended the commissioning of the newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, said he is still looking over the report before determining his “thoughts and views,” which he will share in the coming days with Gates.
“I’ve done a review [of the report] and now I’m just trying to put it all in context,” he said.
It does seem that the military commanders, with the notable exception of the Marine Corps commandant Gen. James Amos, are taking the Pentagon study seriously.
McCain’s pillars are crumbling. So the original question stands. Is he going to continue his petulant fit, or is he going to do the right thing?