A self-identified “army wife” asked former senator Rick Santorum an open-ended question about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell — she wanted reform, but was full repeal really the best option? In pretty careful language, Santorum contrasted America’s policy on gays in the military with Israel’s — everyone served in the military in Israel, but Americans could choose whether to volunteer or not. The implication was that gays could just say no.

“Some people say: Whatever the generals say,” said Santorum. “I’m not so sure that we have now so indoctrinated the officer corps in this country that they can’t see straight to make the right decision.”

So, I guess former Vice President Dick Cheney has been indoctrinated since he is expressing support for a repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell”?

Such a ridiculous assertion from a potential contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.