I Heart Admiral Mike Mullen

According to (yes) Fox News, here is what he told Congress yesterday about members of the military who are anti-gay:

Mullen told a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that the military is based on meritocracy, “what you do, not who you are.” He said if Congress changes the don’t ask, don’t tell policy then the U.S. military will comply.

And if some people have a problem with that, they may not want to join the service.

“Should repeal occur, some soldiers and Marines may want separate shower facilities. Some may ask for different berthing. Some may even quit the service,” Mullen said. “We’ll deal with that.”

Mullen added that “there is no gray area” in the debate when it comes to standards of conduct in the military.

“We treat each other with respect or we find another place to work. Period,” he said.

I love you, Adm. Mullen.  I love you.

For once, it’s nice to hear a military man say that it’s the homophobes who need to change their behavior to foster troop cohesion instead of gay military service members.

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