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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Would you please answer my question? I'm curious to know why you feel homosexuals are incapable of combat.
    We are not. LGBT soldiers are already fighting in combat right now. It's a shame that these brave men and women are not treated the same as heterosexual soldiers.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    There were loads of republicans that wanted to repeal it, problem was that they had the dream act added to it. The dream act is not as popular as the repeal of don't ask don't tell policy. That's why it failed.
    Lieberman and Collins are introducing a stand-alone repeal of DADT. We'll see how that goes.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    The military has too serious a job to have to worry about political correctness. As it stands, gay people can serve, just keep it to yourself. I don't get how that's so unreasonable.
    Its that they have to lie about who they are, and can be outted for it that's wrong with DADT.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    It's not that DADT failed to be repealed in the Senate, it's that the Senate failed to repeal DADT...

    Subtle difference, perhaps, but...
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    why did obama prioritize START ahead of dadt, dream, even the 2011 income tax, when he doesn't need lower house to ratify a treaty?

    he can get start in the spring, he controls senate, probably more than a dozen R's (led by dick lugar) agree with republican secties of state baker and kissinger and rice and powell and bush 41 and president obama that start should be expanded

    boehner can't touch it, and john kyl is happy to proceed if he simply gets his two weeks of debate and amendments

    the leader has every right to insist on input

    obama wanted start cuz he had to go to g20 in seoul and nato in portugal, and he didn't want to show up empty handed

    both were disasters, g20 was sabotaged by bernanke's pump of 600B 3 days prior

    nato's not gonna give him anything for afghanistan and the lunches at lisbon were mostly preoccupied with residual resentment against the fed's qe

    he put start at the top of his lame duck even tho he still holds senate, astonishing

    he doesn't know what he's doing

    his house mutinied

    sorry
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    I respectfully ask that you answer my question please. Why do you feel homosexuals are incapable of combat? What proof do you have? Because it simply isn't true, they already serve along side others.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I respectfully ask that you answer my question please. Why do you feel homosexuals are incapable of combat? What proof do you have? Because it simply isn't true, they already serve along side others.
    It's also a shame that people who don't want DADT repealed are not giving these brave soldiers the respect they deserve.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Tell it to Cheney.
    cheney's history

    the house mutined this morning

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    cheney's history

    the house mutined this morning
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's also a shame that people who don't want DADT repealed are not giving these brave soldiers the respect they deserve.
    They are heroes too. As I mentioned in a previous post they give up rights wrongfully due to DADT. Their partners can't live with them on the base, their families are split up. Their partners can't attend military functions, dinners, or even fun things. Their partner will receive no military benefits that married heterosexuals enjoy. It's just wrong and I can't believe we treat our heroes in the military like this.
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