- The Washington Times - Friday, February 19, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is a ridiculous policy based on prehistoric thinking. Not long ago, our military, in all its infallible wisdom, “knew” whites and blacks couldn’t possibly serve side by side. Then they “knew” women and men couldn’t possibly serve together. Now they “know” homosexuals and heterosexuals can’t possibly serve together.

But obviously they can, because they already are. The real question is whether we should be honest or practice hypocrisy. If I go to the beach, I know homosexual men will be there. Should I cower under a towel or flee? Of course not - I should no more do that than women should do the same because men may find them attractive. Our beaches and swimming pools proved long ago that human beings are fully capable of a “look-but-don’t-touch-without-consent” policy. That’s the only policy our military needs to enforce.

MIKE BURCH

Nashville, Tenn.


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