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Nancy Pelosi Pushes Back After Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Michael Mullen’s "Don’t Repeal" DADT Letter – STOP DADT Discharges!

Nancy Pelosi pushed back and called Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the White House’s bluff to the  letter sent this afternoon by Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defense Secretary Robert Gates concerning the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy: By calling on the President to do the one thing that he said he would not do.  Place a moratorium on dismissals.
Pelosi is calling the White House’s bluff. She’s saying, if the Department of Defense is saying they don’t want to do repeal this year, and the White House isn’t in cahoots with them, then the President can issue an immediate moratorium on discharges and prove it.

“We all look forward to the report on the review of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy by the Defense Department. In the meantime, the Administration should immediately place a moratorium on dismissals under this policy until the review has been completed and Congress has acted.”

Its nice to see Nancy Pelosi, taking a stand and taking on the President and the DOD directly.  Now THAT’S real leadership.

.John McCain: ‘There Are Many In The Military Who Do Not Want To’ Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (Because We Are Old Homophobic Dinosaur Douchebags) – (Video)

David Gregory on “Meet The Press” today asked Senator John McCain why Admiral Mullen’s statements isn’t enough to satisfy his 2006 statement that if military leaders say the policy should be changed, that’s what should happen.

Grandpa Munster replied: “As I said back then, we need to have a careful examination. And Admiral Mullen was, as quote, speaking personally. Just this week the commandant of the Marine Corps said that he did not want DADT repealed. There are many in the military who do not want to. We are going to go through, hopefully, a year-long study that will, hopefully, also, have the feelings of the men and women who are serving.”

Well McCain there were many in the military that didn’t want African Americans or women to serve in the armed forces but they eventually got over it.  Equality is not a popularity contest. 

At this poiut I even question why we would want to serve and defened a country who won’t recognize us as equals.