Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Joint Chief of Staff's Morality Problem

You probably have read that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is now making statements about morality.

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Marine General Peter Pace when asked about the "don't ask, don't tell policy" of the Armed Services said,

"I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts. I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way."

Now I'm not sure who told the Joint Chief Chairman that his job includes sharing his personal moral judgments about consenting adults behaviors with the rest of us. But, I do know we never heard from Chairman Pace about the morality of several of his own raping an Iraqi woman a few months ago. And I don't recall him talking about the morality of his soliders using sexual degradation to treat prisoners a few years ago. And I don't think he's said anything about the deplorable treatment of our veterans at Walter Reed Hospital either. We're waiting, General Pace.

I think Marine General Peter Pace is more than a little confused about what's moral and what's immoral. He's announced that he will not be retracting or apologizing, despite the hurt he now know he has caused. Perhaps someone needs to remind him about "love your neighbor as yourself".

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