The PJ Tatler

They Never Stop, They Never Sleep, They Never Quit

Or whatever

Or whatever

The Social Justice Warriors always just keep coming at you, but now they’re conducting bombing and strafing runs:

Now that the U.S. military has opened more jobs to women and allowed gay men and lesbians to serve openly, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted.

“Times change,” she told Capital Download, saying the policy “is likely to come under review in the next year or so.” Asked whether dropping the ban would affect military readiness, she replied: “From my point of view, anyone who is capable of accomplishing the job should be able to serve.”

Fair enough, but isn’t there, you know, another agenda besides national security at work here?

James, 56, a former House staffer and executive in the national security industry, was direct and blunt-spoken Tuesday in USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. The hallway outside her office is lined with portraits of her 22 predecessors, all but one of them male.

She apparently is the first secretary of a branch of the armed forces to support the idea of ending the ban on transgender troops, though House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California and some other members of Congress have urged the Pentagon to lift it.

Remember, whenever the word “justice” is modified by an adjective, it’s not justice — it’s payback.