Monday, June 08, 2009

Obama on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

"In the "don't ask, don't tell" case, the Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration, which had urged the justices not to hear the appeal against the policy, even though Obama is on record as opposing it." from The Washington Post

We don't know whether the Court would have ruled for or against Captain James E. Pietrangelo II but since the Obama administration has backtracked on his support for ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and he urged the Court not to review the case, leaving the captain's discharge go unchallenged I would consider this to be a promise Obama broke. He said he'd end the policy and yet he is not only foot-dragging but fighting to uphold discharges.

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