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4.5.07

Why Does John McCain Hate Our Troops?

Incidentally, once I found his website, I sent my esteemed Senator the following message:

Senator McCain,

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.

Stentor Danielson
Casa Grande


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.

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