That final paragraph of Bhante's post is one on which we can concur Dan. And one which is the essence of the issue for me.
At least one poster on this topic past and present simply refuses to accept that meat eating can happen in the absence of craving for flesh. Having observed the Forest Monks on many occasions eating a range of foodstuffs without any obvious craving or aversion I have no doubt that it is possible.
It is possible some individuals could not eat meat without craving more, and that they then assume that is the norm for everyone.
Incidentally adherence to the Vinaya does not imply clinging to views.
I know Bhikkhus who comply with great energy to the Vinaya and take breaches of the Vinaya very seriously, and who do not necessarily agree with all of it at an intellectual level.
They do it because the Vinaya has been shaped by wise heads over millennia...whatever the individual feels.
In other words they are able to adhere to the Vinaya only by NOT clinging to views.