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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

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    It's not that simple, Powell expects there to be a methodical approach to make this change, it's not just repealing a law and then let things go as they please.
    Of course there will be a methodical approach. Towards repealing it.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    I suspect this will happen much faster than anybody thinks. They've been monitoring this damn thing for 17 years. After his U.N. speech, Powell doesn't exactly carry the weight he used to. Sad.
    I think that most people believe that Powell was doing his job at the UN.
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think that most people believe that Powell was doing his job at the UN.
    Many people believe he was lying! I think he was duped but, that impression is out there.

    BTW, "doing his job" should NEVER have included lying to the American people. Even tho his superiors thought and acted otherwise, all the time.
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think that most people believe that Powell was doing his job at the UN.
    He was just following orders?

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think that most people believe that Powell was doing his job at the UN.
    What would that be? What was his job, exactly?

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Just saying this guy has it right:

    WASHINGTON -- As Adm. Mike Mullen had written it, he would tell the Senate committee that "allowing homosexuals to serve openly would be the right thing to do."

    Adm. Mullen formed stand on gays in the military over years of consideration | - cleveland.com

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTmm73KkKuA"]YouTube- DADT Hearing (2/2/10) Admiral Mullen Opening Statement[/ame]

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Many people believe he was lying! I think he was duped but, that impression is out there.

    BTW, "doing his job" should NEVER have included lying to the American people. Even tho his superiors thought and acted otherwise, all the time.
    That would imply he is an idiot, which he is not. I think he might have had doubts, but not so strong as to resign to avoid giving the briefing. I think he backpedalled later for political purposes.
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think the problem is that most of the guys in here are not in the military nor have no intention of ever joining so its easy for them to say hell yes, let them serve openly.........If there was a draft or if they had to join the military most of them would be singing a different tune..........Its easy to be so liberal on the issue............no skin off their ass...............
    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    For the record, I'm currently serving on active duty. Here's how I see it:

    At the small unit level in the Army, we are anticipating the change in policy. I doubt that it effects us very seriously in our day-to-day operations in CONUS or deployed.

    I personally have never known any Soldier to be discharged under DADT. I do think there are gay servicemembers serving now and they know to keep it quiet. Will they "come out" if the policy is overturned? I doubt it, but I could be wrong.

    I currently command a 110 man unit (all males); if DADT is done away with, I'll simply inform my troops that the same EO policies that exist now prohibiting racist and sexist remarks also apply to gays. No big deal.

    I really don't care either way, but if the Brits and IDF can pull it off, then I doubt it will be that earth-shattering for us. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
    I'm going to keep posting this, Navy, until you respond. We are all waiting.

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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    I'm going to keep posting this, Navy, until you respond. We are all waiting.


    OK here you go......You are not in the Navy...You don't have to go to sea for up to 90 days at a time............It sounds like you are and officer so you probably have your own stateroom and shower......You don't have to undress with your men in close quarters......

    Don't be like Disney Dude..........Answer this honestly...Do you think you could be stationed on a ship with all young women and be the only man? Do you think you could spend months at sea with them, sleeping inches away,undressing and showering with them? On a Navy ship that is what happens......

    So answer the question, could you go long periods of time in that situation and not make any advances to the women.........I can honestly say I sure as hell couldn't..........

    Now I will be waiting for your answer...........
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    Re: Obama to call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, adviser says

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Don't be like Disney Dude..........Answer this honestly...Do you think you could be stationed on a ship with all young women and be the only man?
    Don't they have women on ships now? Ask them how they do it.

    Do you think you could spend months at sea with them, sleeping inches away,undressing and showering with them? On a Navy ship that is what happens......
    Yes, and gays do it all the time, now, and everyone knows it.

    They said the same thing about blacks, and again about women, and they were wrong then too.

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