..."Now is not the time," the in-house legal counsel for Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote recently in a memorandum obtained by The Associated Press. "The importance of winning the wars we are in, along with the stress on the force, our body of knowledge and the number of unknowns, demand that we act with deliberation."
If these sound like the same lame arguments they used to not integrate African-Americans and Women into the military -- it is because they are. The summary that idiots like Michelle Bachman and Steve King can take out of this is that we simply cannot allow an openly gay man be involved in capturing Osama bin Laden or other terrorists or the latter win.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]