Thursday, November 11, 2010

Repeal Of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" No Risk

Ed O'Keefe and Greg Jaffe wrote the following for The Washington Post:
A Pentagon study group has concluded that the military can lift the ban on gays serving openly in uniform with only minimal and isolated incidents of risk to the current war efforts, according to two people familiar with a draft of the report, which is due to President Obama on Dec. 1.

More than 70 percent of respondents to a survey sent to active-duty and reserve troops over the summer said the effect of repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy would be positive, mixed or nonexistent, said two sources familiar with the document. The survey results led the report's authors to conclude that objections to openly gay colleagues would drop once troops were able to live and serve alongside them.
Now let's see -  the administration, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, most of the military's upper brass, and now an overwhelming majority of active-duty and reserve troops support a repeal of the discriminatory "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. 

Will the president and the Democrats drop the ball on this issue now?

1 comment:

  1. Kevin, this must be done in the lane duck session. If not, it's law until 2013.


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