Thursday, March 25, 2010

Think About Not Asking / Try Not to Tell

Today, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced a softening of the military's ban on openly gay soldiers. Accusations of homosexuality will now have to reach a higher standard of evidence to warrant an investigation, and other changes will be implemented to tone down the strict enforcement of the so-called Don't Ask/Don't Tell policy. Which is great and everything except for two facts: 1) PRESIDENT OBAMA PROMISED TO REPEAL DADT, NOT SOFTEN IT, and 2) DADT COULD ENFORCEMENT COULD BE ENDED IMMEDIATELY VIA EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHO IS THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE U.S. MILITARY. The thing about baby steps is that they don't make a lot of sense once you're dealing with adults. Just fucking walk already. More details here.

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