'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' guidelines released

  • metta

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    Mar 03, 2010 8:19 AM GMT
    'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' guidelines released
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/33790.html
  • olden

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    Mar 03, 2010 5:09 PM GMT
    I doubt that DADT will be abolished in the near future. I am not so sure that the President is really against it. The best way to kill an idea you don't like without getting your hands dirty is to turn it over to a group that is opposed and give them a year or two to "evaluate" it and come up with "recommendations." So now the Joint Chiefs, who are in favor of keeping DADT are given the task of coming up with a way to get rid of it. You know for sure that this is one idea that will be DOA.
  • Anto

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    Mar 03, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    Doesn't it just seem like a delay tactic to make people feel like something is getting done?..
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    Mar 03, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    Anto saidDoesn't it just seem like a delay tactic to make people feel like something is getting done?..

    Yes (or no, meaning to agree with you). And if it really needed "study" why wait fully a year after taking office, after having campaigned against DADT? A study could have been started on day one, not waited until gays started turning against this administration. This is damage control.
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    Mar 03, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    "And Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) has planned a House press conference to push for speedy repeal."

    He's my congressman!

    Good on him!