In an interview in this weeks Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama says he favors a slow go on repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for the safety of gay troops.
Obama, says a slow go approach to repeal of the Clinton-era law is in the best interest of the gay troops involved.
“Understandably, everybody has a great sense of urgency about these issues. But one of the things that I constantly want to counsel my friends is to keep the long view in mind. On social issues, something like ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ Here, I’ve got the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff both committed to changing the policy. That’s a big deal,” he told the magazine.
“Now, I am also the commander in chief of an armed forces that is in the midst of one war and wrapping up another one. So I don’t think it’s too much to ask, to say ‘Let’s do this in an orderly way’ — to ensure, by the way, that gays and lesbians who are serving honorably in our armed forces aren’t subject to harassment and bullying and a whole bunch of other stuff once we implement the policy,” Obama added.
To add tyo all the other “cover our ass” bull Obama now adss this. I don;t suppose they ever thought that the bigger the deal they make out of it and the longer it takes actually will grow and harbor resentment amongst homophobes in the military instead od just doing it and saying This is the way it is. DADT is repealed. Deal with it.”
Oh and by the way Obama. I’m not voting for you in 2012. DEAL WITH IT.