Harry Reid to push for end to 'don't ask, don't tell'

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 2:39 p.m.

    '...Let's wait until the report has been published.' - lost in DC | 11:34 a.m. Nov. 18, 2010

    Ah, the 'wait' argument.

    Till when?

    No date given.

    1) While not published, the study has been leaked. To claim the information now does not 'count' is foolish.

    2) 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) has been in place since 1993. You would think after 17 years we don't need to 'wait' for some abstract timeframe in the future.

    3) If you think the top military command has not commented on DADT, I cannot help you.

    'Top uniformed officer: Gay ban should be lifted' - By Anne Flaherty And Anne Gearan, AP - Published by DSNews - 02/02/10
    'The comments by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...'

    4) If Cindy & Meghan McCain are not 'military experts', and not the top military commanders...

    why is John McCain?

    He has served as a senator for 24years.

    Not in the military.

    And 5) You offered zero facts to delay the repeal of DADT. Nothing.

    While over 50% of Americans favor repealing DADT.

    'A majority of Americans, 50%,now say they favor gay men and women serving...' - NBC/Wall St

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    I didn't know Cindy McCain was a military expert.

    the study you reference has not yet been published, and the "conclusion" that the ban can be lifted with only minimal effects was drawn by the Washington Post, hardly an unbiased opinion.

    Let's wait until the report has been published and we ALL can review it before relying on the Washington Compost to tell us what it says.

    you quote all but those really involved, the active military command.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 11:15 a.m.

    If the Republicans block the bill repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell", then President Obama should withdraw and cancel his appeal of the federal court judgment holding DADT unconstitutional. The policy needs to be discontinued.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 18, 2010 9:20 a.m.

    'That 370-page study has concluded 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...'
    - Cindy McCain differs with husband on gay policy - By Philip Elliott - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/12/10

    Minimal and isolated incidents of risk to the current war efforts.

    Shall we go over the numbers?

    14,000 discharged. Service Members Legal Defense Fund.

    $1.3 Billion spent on DADT. Congressmen Patrick J. Murphy, PA.

    Critical skill members discharged. Like Arab linquist, Dan Choi.

    And last, cohabitation of gay & straight service members, albiet in ignorance...

    for the last 17 years.