February 01, 2010

Why Start the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Debate?

Senate to address DADT policy - Meredith Shiner - POLITICO.com

Bee Hive The Senate Armed Services Committee will address the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy Tuesday—the first time in 17 years the topic will be debated before a congressional hearing.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen are slated to testify on the law, which bans openly gay Americans from serving in the military.

Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin has said repeatedly "has never supported" the controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, and other Senators have expressed their opposition to it as well.

“The military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy is an unjust, outdated and harmful rule that violates the civil rights of some of our bravest, most heroic men and women,” said Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a statement.

Republicans are opposed to the repeal.

“In the middle of two wars and in the middle of this giant security threat,” House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday on NBC's “Meet the Press.” “Why would we want to get into this debate?”

fire%20alarmWhy indeed?

Well if I was robbing a bank…to distract someone from the robbery I could pull the fire alarm.  That is what I think this is about.  They have a few pieces of legislation they have been having trouble with because, well they suck, and we are watching, so they need us to watch elsewhere.  What better diversion, to divide and ignite the people on both sides of this argument, than DADT?  This will definitely rile up both sides, and probably fracture the middle.  Then while we are all arguing about this…BAMMO we get:

obama care


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