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Deal on ‘Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell?…….A Repeal…that isn’t really a Repeal…….


I’m  a little confused…..

I think it means that the Congress WILL pass a  bill repealing the policy…

But that the Bill doesn’t authorize the change until Gates comes back with a study on the issue from the Military?

WTF does that mean?

What if there isn’t ever a study released?

What if Gates…not the President says no go?

This doesn’t sound like much of a deal…

It sounds like they are deep sixing the issue till late this year…after the November elections?……

The compromise was finalized in meetings Monday at the White House and on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers will now, within days, vote on amendments that would repeal the Clinton-era policy, with a provision ensuring that any change would not take effect until after the Pentagon completes a study about its impact on troops. That study is due to Congress by Dec. 1.

In a letter to lawmakers pushing for a legislative repeal, White House budget director Peter Orszag wrote Monday that the administration “supports the proposed amendment.”

“Such an approach recognizes the critical need to allow our military and their families the full opportunity to inform and shape the implementation process through a thorough understanding of their concerns, insights and suggestions,” he wrote.

While gay rights advocates hailed the move as a “dramatic breakthrough,” it remained uncertain whether the deal would secure enough votes to pass both houses of Congress. Republicans have vowed to maintain “don’t ask, don’t tell,” while conservative Democrats have said they would oppose a repeal unless military leaders made it clear that they approved of such a change.

Even if the compromise language passes, a legislative repeal would take effect only after Obama certified that the change would not harm the nation’s military readiness.

In a statement, Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese said the announcement “paves the path to fulfill the President’s call to end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ this year and puts us one step closer to removing this stain from the laws of our nation.”


Note….Congress and White House have to love this!….A Repeal that ISN’T really a Repeal…..

May 24, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , ,


  1. So “Don’t ask, don’t tell!” is turning into “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away?”

    It is the privy privilege of the Commander in Chief to set this policy. Obama wants to point to someone else when the heat gets turned on. Also please note post election December follows election November so this goes no where if the Congress changes (and it will.)

    Comment by Manila Calling! | May 25, 2010 | Reply

  2. It sounds like they are deep sixing the issue till late this year…after the November elections?……

    TEAM OBAMA are political masters

    you cant deny that

    they are the most skilled I think I have ever seen

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 25, 2010 | Reply

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