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Mullen fires back at McCain’s ‘don’t ask’ repeal criticism
AP via Yahoo News ^ | Dec 2, 2010 | By Liz Goodwin

Posted on 12/02/2010 12:52:46 PM PST by US Navy Vet

In Senate hearings Thursday, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen shot back at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for implying that Mullen is not in charge of troops and is thus not qualified to say that the military should end its ban on openly gay service.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: homoagendaalert; homosexuals; mccain; perverts; sodomhusseinobama
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WOW I actually AGREE w/ McPain on this one. Do I sense a McPain Filibuster coming on the repeal of DADT?
1 posted on 12/02/2010 12:52:50 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

IF McCain helps kill this thing, I will salute him.


2 posted on 12/02/2010 12:54:22 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: US Navy Vet

Is it just me, or is Mike Mullen a putz?

He seems to say some pretty strange things, from time to time.

Although, I think he can bench press about 250 pounds.


3 posted on 12/02/2010 12:54:56 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: US Navy Vet
What a stupid assertion. Mullen's whole life has been one of commanding people. The REAL scandal is that Obama's "survey" asked only how servicepeople would integrate gays into their units once the ban had been lifted. On the question of actually ending the ban, the vote was 71% against. But the Rancid Media continues to lie.
4 posted on 12/02/2010 12:55:38 PM PST by pabianice
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To: pissant

I’ll give him a BIG, WET SLOPPY KISS!


5 posted on 12/02/2010 12:58:51 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: RexBeach

He is Obamas Piss Boy. He carries the bucket at the meetings and parties.


6 posted on 12/02/2010 12:59:33 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: pissant

I wonder what Mclames daughter and his wife are going to do?

I think this is just a fake outrage by mclame- he would
never through his own flesh and blood under the lberal bus
would he?


8 posted on 12/02/2010 1:02:31 PM PST by mj1234
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To: pabianice

Disingenuous, yes. Stupid probably not. As you know the Joint Chiefs are advisory and as such they would not have to deal with whatever fallout occurs as a result of eliminating DADT.


9 posted on 12/02/2010 1:02:33 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I can see 2012 from my cubicle...)
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To: US Navy Vet

Mullen should resign.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 1:03:09 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: mj1234

No, McCain has a long record of supporting DADT


11 posted on 12/02/2010 1:03:50 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: US Navy Vet

28% response rate? First I heard of that.

Yet Gates is pontificating about how the troops are fine with that. How many surveys were done overseas with combat troops?


12 posted on 12/02/2010 1:03:57 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: US Navy Vet

There’s a reason Bush and the rats threw Peter Pace under the bus and promoted this assclown Mullen. I think it’s because somebody has pictures of Mullen and little boys. (I wonder if Ubama ever bumped into Mullen at Man’s Country? Perhaps they shared a hot tub?)

Pray for America.


13 posted on 12/02/2010 1:08:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: screaminsunshine

Mullen is a politician. In today’s Navy when they start wearing the stars they become politicians. He hasn’t been close to enlisted people and know what they think for over 15 years, and he is an obama yes man.


14 posted on 12/02/2010 1:10:13 PM PST by Roklok
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To: IrishCatholic
28% response rate? First I heard of that.

And who do you suppose is going to be most likely to respond to a homo survey?
That's right! Homos..

15 posted on 12/02/2010 1:10:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Roklok

They got caught with their pants down at Pearl. Nowadays it will be literally.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 1:11:57 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: RexBeach

Mullen is a career minded hack who never saw combat or the enemy. McCain has a far greater understanding of these issues and I respect his judgment here because of his experience. He is with the soldier on this one and understands the concept of morale.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 1:12:10 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: RexBeach
Is it just me, or is Mike Mullen a putz?

Worse...From FOXNEWS - "Mullen: Troops Who Balk at Change in Gay Service Policy Can Find Other Work"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/02/mullen-troops-balk-change-gay-service-policy-job/?test=latestnews

HE NEEDS TO FIND OTHER WORK!

18 posted on 12/02/2010 1:13:28 PM PST by Never on my watch (It is NOT OK for a government stranger to touch a child's private parts)
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To: US Navy Vet

Mullen is kissing up to Obumbum


19 posted on 12/02/2010 1:14:09 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: Lancey Howard
But yet we hear NOTHING from all of these “Veterans Groups”(VFW, Fleet Reserve Assoc, American Legion ETC). Makes Ya wonder....?????!!!!!
20 posted on 12/02/2010 1:14:24 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Lancey Howard

Wasn’t one of Bushies RNC “Chairman” a FAGGOT? Makes ya REALLY wonder.....????!!!!


21 posted on 12/02/2010 1:16:04 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Interesting, the officer chewed out by Boxer just sat there, but Mullen ‘fires back’ at another senator?


22 posted on 12/02/2010 1:16:12 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Never on my watch

This world is going crazy and no common sense remains.
Good people may not want to serve, once these clowns are finished with the military.


23 posted on 12/02/2010 1:16:39 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: US Navy Vet

I can’t even look at these asswipes anymore. They make me sick.


24 posted on 12/02/2010 1:17:14 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I was NEVER a fan of either Gates or Mullen. These guys annoy the crap out of me. I’m not a big fan of John McCain either, but if he can help stop this madness, he’s aces with me. I still proudly serve, but I hardly recognize a lot about the military of today when compared to when I enlisted 21-years ago.

We all know gays serve today - always have, but these men want them to be in the OPENLY. Why is this so important? Stop and think about that for a second. When and if this passes, get ready for openly gay Chaplains, gay marriages at base chapels, gay-only housing and restrooms for recruits in basic training. When the “trans-gendered” crowd decides to sue for the same right to serve, look out. The law of unintended consequences...


25 posted on 12/02/2010 1:21:16 PM PST by Terrence DoGood
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To: US Navy Vet

Mullen is yet another pathetic armchair warrior who never served a single minute of combat in his life, yet has amassed a chest full of medals and the highest rank in the land. He is not a soldier or sailor but a politician who plays dress up.


26 posted on 12/02/2010 1:22:19 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: US Navy Vet
Its very obvious that the leadership can't fight, win, or conclude a war no matter how much money or manpower we pour into it. It seems obvious now that the leadership doesn't understand discipline or morale as evidenced by horrible cases like Captain Graf, Capt Nowak and Major Jill Metzger. The leadership is consumed by politics and political correctness and have lost their view of the big picture and final outcome. They can't say no to what is wrong. They only want to serve and accommodate political correctness and deviants. To get their way, they will lie, deceive, obstruct, deny and call for surveys and studies-—at great expense and waste of limited resources. Mullen and Gates have outlived their viability and effectiveness and clearly need to go-—before it's too late!
27 posted on 12/02/2010 1:23:00 PM PST by Tea Party Reveler
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To: screaminsunshine

He is Obamas Piss Boy. He carries the bucket at the meetings and parties.


Yup. Him and Gates.


28 posted on 12/02/2010 1:24:03 PM PST by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: RexBeach
Is it just me, or is Mike Mullen a putz?

It's not you. Mullen is a putz... a politically correct tool.

29 posted on 12/02/2010 1:25:26 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Lancey Howard
Actually, it was quite interesting to go to the Defense Department site and download the report. I still can't get the appendices to the first part to download. The first time I tried it it locked up my computer and I had to crash it. Then, I ran Norton and found 66 problems.

Using the work computer, because I could, I downloaded the report on a usb drive. When you read the actual tables, the press reported endorsement is a bald faced lie. The rank and file only voted about 8% on one table as positive. There is a huge gray area of neither good nor bad based on the form of the question. All in all the negatives outweighed the positive on all counts.

Still going through it, but the reporting of the surveys is either incompetence and laziness by the press or outright corruption.

30 posted on 12/02/2010 1:26:29 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: FreedBird
This doesn't seem to be my country anymore... There is so much damage being done, deliberately and frequently, to tear it down. I become more convinced EVERY SINGLE DAY that it WILL take a violent rebellion to save our nation.

I mourn those who have fallen, and to think that their sacrifice is being cast aside for dangerous social experiments is unconscionable.

You always hope that your children will not have to face the horrors of war, but I think it is inevitable now.

31 posted on 12/02/2010 1:27:43 PM PST by Never on my watch (It is NOT OK for a government stranger to touch a child's private parts)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ve been bashing McCain along with the rest of you for the last couple of years, but if he fights and wins this battle, I’m declaring him a Senatorial HERO.


32 posted on 12/02/2010 1:29:45 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: IrishCatholic

Yes. Those who opposed the repeal heard the leadership supporting repeal, saw the President pushing repeal, and realised they didn’t want their “anonymous” survey answers showing up in their folders as “homophobe/resists authority”.


33 posted on 12/02/2010 1:31:16 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Tea Party Reveler

The United States Navy became neutered after Tailhook ‘91. The United States Army took a dive after Viet Nam.
The United States Air Force never had any balls.
It leaves us w/ The United States Marine Corps(Semper Fi).


34 posted on 12/02/2010 1:31:46 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: montag813

I’ve seen more battle playing RISK than this poser.


35 posted on 12/02/2010 1:33:07 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: IrishCatholic

75% of those that were sent the DADT survey threw it out.


36 posted on 12/02/2010 1:45:16 PM PST by skimask
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To: US Navy Vet
McCain Spox: Senator 'Misspoke' When He Said Defense Secretary Never Served In Military (BFD - Gates is a sell-out)

"I'm paying attention to the commandant of the Marine Corps," McCain told NBC. "I'm paying attention to the other three service chiefs who have serious concerns. They are the four guys who are directly in charge. In all due respect, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is not directly in charge of the troops. The Secretary of Defense is a political appointee who's never been in the military. And the president, obviously, has had no background or experience in the military whatsoever. It was a campaign pledge to the gay and lesbian community."

37 posted on 12/02/2010 1:54:12 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: pabianice; US Navy Vet
"...28 percent response rate..." "...response rate was in line with other surveys the military has done."

So because they used flawed "polls" for other "studies" it's it's valid this time? I think we've discovered a whole new kind of fallacy deserving of it's very own Latin name. Does anyone believe for a moment that the "poll" or "study" was going to be anything other than a white wash? Does anyone doubt these clowns have developed ZERO policies for actually making a post DADT military a dignified place to live in?

38 posted on 12/02/2010 2:02:46 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: US Navy Vet

McCain was outstanding. Giving credit where it is due.

He put those asses in their place. Big time.


39 posted on 12/02/2010 2:03:40 PM PST by Carley (IT'S THREAT ANALYSIS, NOT RACIAL PROFILING)
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Gates and the generals saying that this is the average percentage of response.

I would like to know just what other surveys were done in the military.

They insist it would be improper to ask if they support ending DADT.

These so called leaders are a disgrace. They should have resigned en masse when the so called CinC demanded the ban end.


40 posted on 12/02/2010 2:06:12 PM PST by Carley (IT'S THREAT ANALYSIS, NOT RACIAL PROFILING)
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To: US Navy Vet

For once, McCain gets it right. The Joint Chiefs don’t command jack squat and they are not part of the National Command Authority which runs from the President, through the SECDEF, to the combatant and specified commands, i.e. EUCOM, CENTCOM, PACOM, TRANSCOM, SOCOM, and others.


41 posted on 12/02/2010 2:19:27 PM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: IrishCatholic
Still going through it, but the reporting of the surveys is either incompetence and laziness by the press or outright corruption.

Oh, it's outright corruption. Those animals will do anything for their Democrat party and its base constituencies. Anyway, thanks for the info about the survey. Please update the thread and ping me when you complete your analysis. ...Should be interesting.

42 posted on 12/02/2010 2:23:56 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Never on my watch

Even the heads of the military are ready to “sell out”.
I always believed there is a right and a wrong. It seems many people are not willing to stand up for what is right.


43 posted on 12/02/2010 2:39:13 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: RexBeach

It’s not just you, and he IS a putz!


44 posted on 12/02/2010 2:45:10 PM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: gov_bean_ counter
As you know the Joint Chiefs are advisory and as such they would not have to deal with whatever fallout occurs as a result of eliminating DADT.

The service chiefs (CSA, CNO, CSAF, & the Commandant) are a part of the Joint Chiefs (or JCS). They most definitely will deal with the fallout.

45 posted on 12/02/2010 2:53:10 PM PST by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Mullen has never seen combat action. McCain was a POW in Nam, plus he has sons in the military. I believe one is in the Marine Corps. McCain appears willing to go to the mat on this one. Thank you Senator.


46 posted on 12/02/2010 3:04:45 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: US Navy Vet
Gates in 1967 he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served as an intelligence officer at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Yes he served but he was definitely NOT a war fighter

47 posted on 12/02/2010 3:05:47 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: ScottinVA

Apparently Mullen is the highest ranking rear admiral in Navy history.


48 posted on 12/02/2010 3:06:05 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Apparently Mullen is the highest ranking rear admiral in Navy history.

</punch line drum roll>

49 posted on 12/02/2010 3:08:58 PM PST by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: Fundamentally Fair
Stand corrected, thank you.

I was thinking specifically about the Chairman and should have done a little more homework and not spoken so broadly.

50 posted on 12/02/2010 3:09:29 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I can see 2012 from my cubicle...)
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