Watch: John McCain Wants Another 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Study, Says This One Took the Wrong Approach
John McCain discussed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on Meet the Press, and seems to be unhappy that the results of the Pentagon's DADT study were leaked, cause now he's saying he won't listen to those results:
"I will listen to our military leaders, and not a study that is leaked."
McCain also criticizes the study itself, and says it took the wrong approach:
"All four service chiefs are saying we need a thorough and complete study of the effects, not how to implement the repeal, but the effects on morale and battle effectiveness. That's what I want, and once we get this study, we need to have hearings and we need to examine it and look at whether it's the kind of study that we wanted. It isn't in my view."
I have to believe that McCain was apprised of the questions in the study before it went out, but now that it's not going his way all of a sudden the study is bad.
It appears McCain won't be happy until he has a study that categorically keeps gays out of the military.
David Gregory also asked what he thought of Cindy McCain's recent statements on DADT.
Said McCain: "I respect the first amendment rights of every member of my family."
(Would love to know what went on behind-the-scenes that caused Cindy's swift turnabout.)
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...