John McCain, circa 2006, says we really should listen to our military leaders on what to do on DADT

In October of 2006, John McCain said we should listen to our military leaders as to what to do on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell:

And I understand the opposition to it, and I‘ve had these debates and discussions, but the day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, Senator, we ought to change the policy, then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it because those leaders in the military are the ones we give the responsibility to.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mullen, to John McCain and other Senators today:

“It is my personal belief that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly is the right thing to do” – Mullen.


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