Defense Secretary Robert Gates has launched an investigation into a
leak of the Pentagon Working Group study on “don’t ask, don’t tell,”
scheduled for official release on December 1. Advocate.com: Daily News
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is furious about the leaked DADT survey and has launched an investigation to find its source. In the meantime, today the Pentagon issued a super-annoyed press release.
Secretary Gates is very concerned and extremely disappointed that unnamed sources within the Department of Defense have selectively revealed aspects of the draft findings of the Comprehensive Review Working Group, presumably to shape perceptions of the report prior to its release. The Secretary launched this review in March to objectively ascertain the impact of potential repeal of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law on military readiness, effectiveness, recruiting, retention, unit cohesion and families. He made it clear then and throughout this process that it was ‘critical that this effort be carried out in a professional, thorough and dispassionate manner.’ He has also stated clearly that ‘given the political dimension of this issue, it is equally critical that…every effort be made to shield our men and women in uniform and their families from those aspects of this debate.’
For nearly nine months the Working Group has operated in strict accordance to that mandate. Anonymous sources now risk undermining the integrity of this process. The Secretary strongly condemns the unauthorized release of information related to this report and has directed an investigation to establish who communicated with the Washington Post or any other news organization without authorization and in violation of Department policy and his specific instruction. The full report will be made public for all to review early next month. Until then, no one at the Pentagon will comment on its contents.
You gotta wonder how much of a hand Tony Perkins had in this response.
“We have criticized this study from the outset because the CRWG was forbidden to explore the central question before the country-not how to implement a repeal of the current law, but whether doing so is in the best interest of the armed forces. The surveys of servicemembers and their spouses which were conducted as part of this process shared the same flaw, since they never asked, ‘Do you believe the current law should be overturned?’
“Despite this critical flaw, Secretary Gates had at least pledged that the effort would be ‘carried out in a professional, thorough and dispassionate manner.’ That effort is gravely undermined by leaks to the media which are unprofessional, selective and blatantly biased. I urge Secretary Gates to have the DOD Inspector General launch an immediate investigation into the source of these leaks, which have seriously damaged the credibility of the CRWG process.” – Family Research Council douchebag crybaby Tony Perkins, saying it’s “laughable” that the leaking party wouldn’t have a pro-gay bias.
“America does not need a post-moral military, but it may be what we deserve. The irony is that if President Obama and his determined “queer” allies succeed in turning our Armed Forces into a driving force for immorality, it will only hasten the deterioration of our culture to the point, ultimately, where weapons and soldiers cannot save us from oblivion. If America rejects God, her prospects are dim.” [SOURCE]
“Driving forces for immorality”? Oh no, Pete, you’re mistaken: We’re not only driving, duder. We’re using the air force and navy too. Air, sea, ground, secret frequencies sent via our wedding rings, nightmares utilizing a trick we learned from Freddy Kreuger — we’re EVERYWHERE, brother! Bwaa Ha Ha Ha Ha!
Though Pete, I wouldn’t worry so much about the prospects being “dim.” Brigadier General Beelzebub has assured us that the immediate destruction wrought from our simple asking and telling is going to be beyond bright and colorful, lighting up the night sky like a pyrotechnic Cher finale atop the Empire State Building on a particularly festive fourth of July. Because you know us gays, P-Dog: We’re as showy as we are society-wrecking!
Now if you’ll excuse us, P.L., we have a meeting of the Post-Moral Societal Destruction Society to attend to. Captain Gaga is already here, wearing what appears to be a genetically cloned model of Sen. Susan Collins’ skin. She and Secret Double Agent Obama are going to cook up a secret potion made out of gun powder, Tartini mixer, and Meghan McCain’s new book, an elixir guaranteed to turn even the staunchest (R) into a fellow (G-A-Y) culture deteriorator. Gotta runsies!