This week, we witnessed the one of the culminating chapters of the joint dismantling of two legendary and complicated exemplars of modern America: the Clinton-era "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy — which forced gay members of our military to live lies — and John McCain's reputation as a man of strong character and unwavering integrity.
These clips represents the last eight years of the Daily Show's DADT coverage and how this policy has manifested itself in wartime…
November 18, 2002 – Don't Ask, Don't Translate
More DADT coverage after the jump.
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September 18, 2006 – Tangled Up in Bleu
July 28, 2008 – Don't Ask, Don't Tell Hearing
May 14, 2009 – Moral Kombat – Dan Choi Is Gay
October 6, 2009 – The Gay After Tomorrow
February 3, 2010 – A Few Gay Men & Women
September 22, 2010 – Are We Run by A**holes?
November 15, 2010 – It Gets Worse PSA
December 2, 2010 – Gaypocalypse Now
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