March 19, 2010
Second round of Senate hearings re: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. First round testimony can be found following the link above.
USAF Major Mike Almy, discharged because of DADT, was on Rachel Maddow to give an update and discuss today’s hearing. He didn’t tell and nobody asked – a 3rd party went through his emails. He was subsequently discharged – at the height of the Iraq insurgency (2006) – leaving a less-experienced person in charge. Begging the question: how could his presence be “inconsistent with good order, discipline and morale” when no one knew?
He was the third service member to come out on Maddow’s show (the three I know about) and tell his story. First Lt Choi and then Lt Col Fehrenbach.
Here’s tonite’s video which includes retired former Supreme NATO Commander USMC Gen John Sheehan (pictured below) making the most bizarre accusation. He actually blamed gays in the Dutch Army for the “largest massacre in Europe since World War II” aka the execution of 8K Muslims by Serbs in Srebrenica, Bosnia in 1995.
Senator Roland Burris of the Senate Armed Services Committee is the questioner.
See CNN for full story.
I’ll add the text when it becomes available.