Gates Warns Against Gambling on 'Don't Ask' Repeal
Delaying vote until after the lame-duck session could leave issue to be decided in the courts, Defense secretary says.
In opposing the repeal of DADT, Sen. McCain (who formerly supported repeal) cites polls of combat units. If we're polling & listening to soldiers about who they personally prefer to serve with, let's also ask them if they personally prefer to come home from Afghanistan & Iraq. We're arguing DADT, unemployment benefits & taxes, but nobody wants to ask how we're paying for our wars. Two-billion per week for Afghan, with zilch evidence that it strengthens our national security, since the Al-Qaeda terrorists long ago moved to Pakistan, Somalia & Yemen.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson