That great military mind, Mitt Romney, weighed in on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell last night. No surprise, Mitt’s opposed to changing the law. His reason is the GOP talking point that “we’re in the middle of a war.” (Actually, we’re in the middle of two wars.) Rough night when Larry King makes you look ridiculous:
KING: Some other things. Gays in the military, where do you stand?
ROMNEY: My view is that the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy should be kept in place until conflict is over, at least until that time. And when — we’re in the middle of a war. I don’t think it’s time to be experimenting with a new social policy. I think that would be potentially difficult for our troops. Let us consider those changes when we’re at peace.
KING: Because what would happen at war? What would happen if someone in Afghanistan said I’m gay?
ROMNEY: I think it’s complicates the fulfillment of our mission in the various theaters to change a policy of that nature in the middle of wartime. And that’s something that I think can wait until after a war is complete.
KING: Are you surprised that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs disagrees with you?
ROMNEY: People can have different views on issues. I’m not terribly surprised. I’ve just had that view for some time and I’m sticking with it.
If there’s one thing we know about Mitt, he doesn’t stick with his views. In 1994, he loved the gays. When he became Governor, he hated the gays. The guy is a flip-flopping phony.
I know others, even some purportedly on our side, use that “we’re in two wars” excuse. It’s absurd.