Representative Buck McKeon and some of his Republican colleagues fear gays. They pretend there is some other reason they don't want them to serve openly in the military, but there isn't. Here's their latest wheeze for continuing their prejudice.
McKeon, the House Armed Services Committee's top Republican, says a report Defense Secretary Robert Gates has commissioned to look at the issue of gays in the military is biased because it presumes the eventual repeal of the (absurd and insulting) rule. "Many of us on this committee have serious concerns with putting our men and women in uniform through such a divisive debate while they are fighting two wars," he said, airing another shabby, flimsy and pathetic justification that old, scared men in Washington use to try and make the lives of other human beings worse.