CNN/YouTube Debate - Duncan Hunter Answers Clinton Operative Question
I watched the CNN/YouTube debate last night with trepidation. After watching and finding the Democrat version a couple months ago silly. Last night was better, but not by much. The big story - Plants.
A retired Brigadier General who came out of the closet after leaving the service launched a frontal assault on the Republican candidates regarding gays in the military. He had a major problem..the question was fielded by Duncan Hunter, who gave a strong defense of not allowing openly homosexual individuals in the military service. The second problem was that it was discovered that he was an operative for Hillary Clinton.
Duncan Hunter, a decorated Army Ranger and Viet Nam vet, graciously thanked the General for his service, then proceeded to blast away with why openly gay individuals destroy cohesion in a military unit..he wasn't going to pander to the Log Cabin crowd. LINK
More here. Duncan Hunter responded to the question with the truth.
Hunter: General, thanks for your service, but I believe in what Colin Powell said when he said that having openly homosexual people serving in the ranks would be bad for unit cohesion.
The reason for that, even though people point to the Israelis and point to the Brits and point to other people as having homosexuals serve, is that most Americans, most kids who leave that breakfast table and go out and serve in the military and make that corporate decision with their family, most of them are conservatives.
They have conservative values, and they have Judeo-Christian values. To force those people to work in a small tight unit with somebody who is openly homosexual goes against what they believe to be their principles, and it is their principles, is I think a disservice to them. I agree with Colin Powell that it would be bad for unit cohesion.(LINK to Transcript)
I don't think anyone can argue with the effect this would have on unit cohesion. Duncan casts no judgement, just the reality of the military situation. Bad for cohesion is bad for the troops. Bottom line. We can argue the right and wrong of this, but please don't deny the reality of it.
Duncan had a good night for the time he was allotted. He gave clear answers to the questions asked. Support Duncan Hunter.