Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press", Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was asked to clarify why Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mullen's testimony on repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" does not satisfy his now-infamous 2006 remarks he would consider changing the policy when the "leadership of the military" said so.
McCain's response: "Because, as I said back then, we need to have a careful examination. And Admiral Mullen was, as quote, speaking personally. Just this week the commandant of the Marine Corps said that he did not want 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repealed. There are many in the military who do not want to. We are going to go through, hopefully, a year-long study that will, hopefully ... also ... have the feelings of the men and women who are serving."
Oh so we're taking surveys on "feelings" now?
Since Admiral Mullen's testimony, the Secretaries of the Army and Navy have come out for repealing DADT, as well as CENTCOMM Commander General David Petraeus and former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Colin Powell. But still not good enough for John Sidney McCain. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...