Why Does John McCain Hate Our Troops?
I read with interest your recent comments that "open homosexuality within the military services presents an intolerable risk to morale, cohesion and discipline." I am baffled that you can make an assertion so insulting to our troops of all sexual orientations.
The militaries of many other countries -- including our close allies Great Britain and Israel -- have successfully allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly. Are American troops so much weaker than their British and Israeli counterparts that they can't handle serving alongside a gay man or lesbian?
The kind of disrespect you have shown toward homosexuals, and toward our men and women in uniform, make me ashamed to be your constituent.
I tried to strike a balance between reframing the issue in a way that might be persuasive to him, and letting him know I think he's a disgusting slug. Also, I let McCain's reference to homosexuality distract me from the fact that DADT bars bisexuals too.