"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to Definitely Maybe Be Repealed Eventually Hopefully Under Certain Conditions For Real!
Oh my God! Have you heard about the gay people and the military and the gay people in the military?
Apparently, the White House nodded its head in approval over some kind of "deal" between gay rights activists, Congress and the Department of Defense, and now "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" could be shit-canned by as early as this week! Or maybe even as early as never? I think? I don't know. Maybe…
The White House budget office sent a letter supporting the proposal to remove the Clinton-era "don't ask, don't tell" law even as the Pentagon continues a review of the system. Implementation of policy for gays serving openly would still require the approval of President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. How long implementation might take is not known, but the proposed amendment would have no effect on current practices.
"The proposed amendment will allow for completion of the comprehensive review, enable the Department of Defense to assess the results of the review, and ensure that the implementation of the of the repeal is consistent with standards of military readiness, effectiveness, unit cohesion, recruiting and retention," budget chief Peter Orszag wrote in identical evening letters to Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Murphy, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman and Michigan Sen. Carl Levin — the Democrats leading the push for repeal.
There go those Democrats again. Shoving their radical liberalism down the throat of America when only a mere 75 percent of the country are asking for it.
Tags: Barack Obama, Carl Levin, DADT, House of Representatives, Joe Lieberman, LGBT, Mike Mullen, Military, Obama Administration, Robert Gates, Senate
Okay, so this is getting ridiculous. Even the U.S. military — which itself is actively discriminating against homosexuals — is getting pissed off that it's still actively discriminating against homosexuals.
Hey, White House and Congress! When the military is more socially progressive than you, it's time to start getting your ass in gear…
The nation's top two Defense officials [Admiral Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates] called on Tuesday for an end to the 16-year-old "don't ask, don’t tell" law, a major step toward allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the United States military for the first time in its history.
"No matter how I look at the issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens," Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. He said it was his personal and professional belief that "allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do."
Hmmmm… This is a real headscratcher. On the one hand, we live in the 21st Century and any thinking person with a scrap of decency thinks that Don't Ask, Don't Tell is beyond ridiculous.
But on the other hand, if it were repealed, President Obama wouldn't get to promise that he's planning to get it repealed anymore.
It's really quite the pickle.
Tags: Barack Obama, DADT, House of Representatives, LGBT, Mike Mullen, Military, Robert Gates, Senate