MEDIA

'Economist' Destroys Bill Kristol Column On Gays In The Military: 'Blatant Bigotry'

04/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I'M NOT sure why I continue to read Bill Kristol's work. He seems to get most things wrong, but I have a perverse fascination with his logic, largely because it is so unsound. So today I found myself picking through Mr Kristol's latest Weekly Standard editorial, in which he makes the case for maintaining the "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy that allows gays to serve in America's military only if they keep their sexual preference under wraps. Mr Kristol's argument is familiar. It rests on the notion that some soldiers are homophobic and, therefore, any change to the policy might negatively affect morale. Yet he presents little evidence to back up his claim. Because I am startled by his blatant, unsupported, anachronistic bigotry, I thought I might amuse myself by offering up Mr Kristol's article in full, peppered with pointed interjections from myself.

Read more on Economist

Suggest a correction