Obama Promises to End Clinton's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy (Video)
As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate…
Barack Obama announced tonight that he will end Bill Clinton’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy that many say discriminates against gays in the military.
The AP reported:
President Barack Obama says he will end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy.
The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military as long as they don’t disclose their sexual orientation or act on it.
Obama said this country cannot afford to cut from the military’s ranks people with needed skills for fighting. He made the comments to thousands of gays and lesbians at a fundraising dinner Saturday night for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay-rights group.
Since Obama took office in January, some advocates have complained Obama has not followed through on promises to push top gay rights issues.
More… Wanumba added:
Which is more cosmically important, responding to the gay political lobby or to U.S. generals requesting more troops in Afghanistan? Guess we must judge by who’s getting a response to their demands and who’s not.
Still More… Gay Patriot nails it:
In just a few hours, the President Obama will be addressing the Human Rights Campaign annual dinner tonight. While there might be a handful of boos from the principled lefties in that largely liberal audience, expect the Democrat to receive a sustained standing ovation.
Such a reception will be on a par with his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, for accomplishments anticipated not results achieved.
They’ll be honoring him for his good intentions and partisan affiliation–because to all to many on the gay left, that’s all that really matters.