Watch: The Grouchy Bigot McCain 'DADT' Highlight Reel
Digging in, digging in.
The Wonk Room: "Significantly, all of the leaders in front of the commission — Mullen, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Working Group chairmen Defense Department General Counsel Jeh C. Johnson and Army Gen. Carter F. Ham — disagreed with McCain’s approach of polling the troops about the policy. 'I can’t think of a single precedent in American history of doing a referendum of the american armed forces on a policy issue,' Gates said, asking, 'are you going to ask them if they want 15 month tours, are you going to ask them if they want to be part of the surge in Iraq?' McCain didn’t name a single 'great leader' who favored a referendum."
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