Congress Should Have Waited on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Vote, Mullen Says


Personally I believe the law should change. But I also said this review is critically important. I would like the legislation to wait until we’ve completed the review [due December 1] so we can look at how to implement it … What I don’t want to do is electrify the force at the time of two wars … Ideally, I would certainly have preferred that legislation not be brought forward in terms of the change until we are completed with that review.” —Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Fox News Sunday. The measure, which has been approved by the House of Representatives and a Senate committee, still must clear the entire Senate. [Reuters]