Alan K. Simpson, retired ReThug Senator from Darth Cheney's Wyoming, writes in today's Washington Post some important & intelligent words in an op/ed. Good for the Senator, I'm happy that he understands what most ReThugs cannot.
Gen. Pace is entitled, like anyone, to his personal opinion, even if it is completely out of the mainstream of American thinking. But he should know better than to assert this opinion as the basis for policy of a military that represents and serves an entire nation. Let us end "don't ask, don't tell." This policy has become a serious detriment to the readiness of America's forces as they attempt to accomplish what is arguably the most challenging mission in our long and cherished history.
Emphasis added. The only caveat I have about Simpsons' piece is that this odious rule/practice ought not be deep-sixed because of this bogus war on terror. It ought to be dispensed with because it is a reprehensible idea.