'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.
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,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.
'...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