Skip to comments.Mullen fires back at McCain’s ‘don’t ask’ repeal criticism
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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IF McCain helps kill this thing, I will salute him.
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.
I’ll give him a BIG, WET SLOPPY KISS!
He is Obamas Piss Boy. He carries the bucket at the meetings and parties.
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
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.
Mullen should resign.
No, McCain has a long record of supporting DADT
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?
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.
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.
And who do you suppose is going to be most likely to respond to a homo survey?
That's right! Homos..
They got caught with their pants down at Pearl. Nowadays it will be literally.
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.
Worse...From FOXNEWS - "Mullen: Troops Who Balk at Change in Gay Service Policy Can Find Other Work"
HE NEEDS TO FIND OTHER WORK!
Mullen is kissing up to Obumbum
Wasn’t one of Bushies RNC “Chairman” a FAGGOT? Makes ya REALLY wonder.....????!!!!
Interesting, the officer chewed out by Boxer just sat there, but Mullen ‘fires back’ at another senator?
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.
I can’t even look at these asswipes anymore. They make me sick.
I was NEVER a fan of either Gates or Mullen. These guys annoy the crap out of me. Im not a big fan of John McCain either, but if he can help stop this madness, hes 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...
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.
He is Obamas Piss Boy. He carries the bucket at the meetings and parties.
It's not you. Mullen is a putz... a politically correct tool.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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).
I’ve seen more battle playing RISK than this poser.
75% of those that were sent the DADT survey threw it 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."
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?
McCain was outstanding. Giving credit where it is due.
He put those asses in their place. Big time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not just you, and he IS a putz!
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.
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.
Yes he served but he was definitely NOT a war fighter
Apparently Mullen is the highest ranking rear admiral in Navy history.
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I was thinking specifically about the Chairman and should have done a little more homework and not spoken so broadly.