Tuesday, March 2, 2010


A bit more on gays in the military. I think General Conway is exactly right, but that train has sailed; too much of American society finds his position morally unacceptable.

Later: To clarify, I don't mean that most of the country supports letting gays serve in the military. I mean that many Americans oppose judging military policy mainly by its effect on military proficiency.

Later still: To clarify again (!), where I think General Conway is exactly right is in making the issue whether a policy "enhance[s] the war-fighting capabilities of the United States Marine Corps [or other branch of the armed forces]." On whether the military should admit gays I remain dubious but agnostic and deferential.