View From Washington: Mullen’s Moment – By Kerry Eleveld

This week Adm. Mike Mullen shouldered a burden and created an opening for the fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans that, quite frankly, no other leader in the country could possibly have delivered in three short sentences.

Staring down Sen. John McCain, who moments earlier had reiterated his unwavering belief that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is working, Mullen unflinchingly stated the opposite, saying he believed ending the policy was “the right thing to do.”