This man was possibly the most vocal opponent of DADT in the US Military. His inflammatory statements, all of which were basically devoid of facts or merit but an expression of bigotry and ignorance has raised a few eyebrows. He is going to be retiring now…good riddance…if a man that high up in the military ranks can’t understand logic and fairness…can’t stand equality and the right of every individual to be treated fairly…then he does not belong in a leadership position.
Among one of his least intelligent statements when asked how the Marines' stance on "don't ask, don't tell" differs from the other military services, he noted that when it comes to recruitment among the military services, the people who join the Marines are "a pretty macho guy or gal, that is willing to go fight and perhaps die for their country."
When it comes to looking at tight housing arrangements on ships or in the field for extended deployments Conway says his unofficial surveys lead him to believe that regardless of age, origin or rank, it is his sense that the average Marine has "pretty uniformly not endorsed (repeal of the ban) as the ideal way ahead."
"I just think all those things have impact on the Marines," he said. "And we'd just as soon not see it change. But again, we will follow the law, whatever the law prescribes.
In other words, he sees this as a “macho”, bravado thing and not a service to America and to defend the country and what it stands for…so we now know that he was a Marine because he associated it with being “macho”. And I dare say that some openly and flamboyantly gay person like Rue Paul has more cojones than this poor excuse for a human being.
One of his fears was that allowing gays in the military would bring the collapse of the United States and the decline of a world power...Does he not realize that the Republicans and Tea Baggers are doing a pretty good job of destroying the country all by themselves and gays are already in the military and many will join in the future to defend this great land of ours?.