Last night General Colin Powell said the following on CNN's Larry King:
"When I came into the Army in 1958, we had only seen the last segregated unit four years earlier. The country was still a racist place, Jim Crow. But the Army said to me, we're now integrated; that's all there is to that...Powell listen, we don't care where you came from, we don't care your color, we don't care where your parents came from. All we care about is performance."
We agree. Serving in the military should be all about performance. Then why won't General Powell support ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the law that discharges and fires service members not because of their performance but because they're gay or lesbian?
07-29-09 By Kevin Nix, SLDN Communications Director |