If anything, i hope that Dan Choi's non-enforced discharge is symptomatic of a greater and greater refusal among the command structure to enforce an expensive and impractical policy, let alone baffling in the extent of its bias. When you have the CJCS very publicly state that this policy is wrong for the armed forces, it totally deflates bigots' argument that soft-headed hippie liberals are forcing social experiments on the troops and that the troops don't want this. McCain is having some crazy talk radio guy challenge him for the Arizona seat, which is why he is now flip-flopping on DADT. In what i pray will continue to be a recurring pattern, McCain's attempt to throw gays under the bus to bolster his conservative credentials has backfired and he has now alienated himself not only from the mainstream but also amongst conservatives of the non-Bible-Thumping variety. When the commentators on Fox News are going off on you and saying that your support of DADT is anachronistic and just plain wrong, you know you fucked up! It is totally correct that it will take years' worth of bureaucratic overhaul to phase out the policy, but hopefully in the meantime there will be a freeze on investigations (ie, fag witchhunts) and discharges.