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WTF – Elaine Donnelly: Navy anti-gay video scandal proof DADT repeal is moral decline of military

Well, what else is anti-gay military hack Elaine Donnelly going to do? Soon she’s out of a job and will have all the time in the world to keep her ‘do well-Aqua Netted. Fox News, of course, chose to give her a forum to bleat her theory of homo-infection of the moral decline of the military vis a vis the anti-gay video produced on the taxpayer’s dime by members of the U.S.S. Enterprise, led by Captain Owen Honors. Elaine:

“Then-CNO Adm. Mullen did not have command authority over the Enterprise, but his rank as CNO invested in him the responsibility to maintain high standards of morale and discipline in the entire Navy. Adm. Mullen failed to discharge this duty with regard to the Enterprise, and members of Congress should hold him accountable. Either Adm. Mullen knew what was happening on the Enterprise, or he did not know about the breakdown in discipline occurring on his watch. Which scenario is worse?” asked Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness.

Donnelly, whose organization opposes repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, said Honors’ behavior — and that of the junior officers who participated in the videos — is “unacceptable” and the offenses are as bad as those “that ruined the careers of countless naval officers (in) the infamous Tailhook scandal involving aviators in 1991.”

But she said Honors’ actions and his own statements scorning subordinates who complained about the videos suggest that refining discipline “downward” through repeal of the 1993 law on openly gay service will only add to more indiscipline.

“Contrary to assurances that standards of conduct will remain high, and that ‘leadership’ and sensitivity training can ‘mitigate’ the consequences of human failings, this embarrassing episode demonstrates how discipline can be incrementally redefined downward, lowering standards for all,” Donnelly said. “Adm. Mullen and like-minded allies in the White House, Pentagon and Congress are inviting trouble that cannot be ‘mitigated’ by wishful thinking alone.”

You’ll recall the doyenne of discrimination tried to warn Congress of the danger of repealing DADT by presenting her laughter-inducing flow charts of “analysis”. A refresher of the lunacy is below the fold.

 Here was Elaine’s prediction of what will unfold if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly.

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