Wednesday, March 14, 2007

NO SURPRISE that General Peter Pace is trying to calm things after his downright shocking statement that homosexual sex is immoral. Both Democrats and Republicans were distressed at Pace's moral judgment:
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was "disappointed in the moral judgment" voiced by Pace and the military should consider changing policy on allowing gays to serve in its ranks.

"We need patriotic Americans who exist across the board in our population," the California Democrat said. "We don't need a moral judgment from the Chairman of Joint Chiefs."

Republican Sen. John Warner, a veteran member of the Senate's Armed Services Committee, said through a spokesman: "I respectfully but strongly disagree with the chairman's view that homosexuality is immoral."

We are now on Day 2 of the official Pace Resignation Countdown Watch.

2 comments:

Wild Bill said...

This episode shows that Sen. Warner is more in the radical vanguard than Hilary Clinton. Check out her mea culpa to the gay activists for "counterrevolutionary" sentiments in her earlier comments:

“I have heard from many of my friends in the gay community that my response yesterday to a question about homosexuality being immoral sounded evasive. My intention was to focus the conversation on the failed don’t ask, don’t tell policy. I should have echoed my colleague Senator John Warner’s statement forcefully stating that homosexuality is not immoral because that is what I believe.”

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/03/15/clinton-clarifies-remarks-on-gays/

This shows (again) that Warner is the most overrated (and dim-witted) U.S. Senator. (Ok, he's at least the most dim-witted now that Allen is out of office). I note the decided silence on the matter from Sen. Webb.

Wild Bill said...

Well, I have to qualify my comment about Webb. He issued a press release stating

"General Pace's remarks were unnecessarily divisive and also inappropriate considering his position at the highest ranks of our military.

I agree with Senator John Warner that policy discussions on this issue should be respectful, and that further consideration would be beneficial under the jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on Armed Services."

Of course, notably absent is any indication that he thinks homosexuality is moral.