We send these young people into combat, we think they’re mature enough to fight and die. I think they’re mature enough to make a judgment on who they want to serve with and the impact on their battle effectiveness.Does he really believe that? Does he really believe that troops should get to choose who they want to serve with?
Forget about civilian control of the military, and forget about the specific issue of DADT: does John McCain believe in in any notion of basic command structure?
The guy is lucky he didn't get hooted out of public life after his raw bigotry in the 2008 town hall debate. He's a disgrace.