Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Lucid arguments about homosexuality and the U.S. military

As good as Rob's analysis is, the real gem in this piece on General Peter Pace's unapologetic stance against homosexuals in the military based on (what he perceives is) their immorality is R. Stanton Scott's arguments about leadership in the comments thread. As Scott points out, the general empty complaint of "unit cohesion" is meaningless, and if the military cannot integrate homosexuals into units, that only shows a lack of ability on the part of military leadership. His argument is extremely well-stated and well worth checking out (and if you get the chance, take a look at Scott's new blog, too, which covers topics such as globalization, international relations, and power systems, or, as he puts it, "Politics, Economics, and other silly things".)