We think this man got it exactly right when asked about "don't ask, don't tell"
December 06, 2010
Rep. Allen West is fast becoming one of our favorite politicians. As a former Army officer he was recently asked what he thinks about the "Don't ask, don't tell" controversy. Here's what he had to say:
"The mission of the United States military is not to accommodate behavior, and definitely not to accommodate sexual behavior. But right now, what is most important for us to be talking about?Click here for more, including the video of the interview with Newsmax.
"In this past week, we had the Taliban infiltrate a gentlemen into the Afghan security forces who shot six American soldiers. Killed them. What we should be talking about are rules of engagement and the strategic objectives that will lead to our victory and our success against this enemy.
"Instead, we are worrying about who is sleeping with who in the military. That's crazy. So I think right now don't ask, don't tell is not the thing the American people expect the House and the Senate and the senior military leadership to be talking about. What they want to know is how do we protect our sons and daughters on the battlefield, how do we make sure that we are promoting victory, and how do we make sure that we take this fight to the enemy and not allow them to bring the fight to us."