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Colin Powell: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be reviewed’

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  1. Simon Murphy 6 Jul 2009, 12:30pm

    Just end the fricking ban Obama, like you promised. The DADT policy must be fully repealed. Obama said last week that he wants to be judged by the promises he keeps. Overturning Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is a promise that he made. If he keeps it in any form then he’s broken his promise and the LGBT should remember that when he goes up for re-election.

  2. Christina Engela 6 Jul 2009, 2:23pm

    “The policy and the law that came about in 1993, I think, was correct for the time.”

    Wrong is never right, no matter what time it is, Colin. Repeal DADT!

  3. There are no excuses- DADT has to go and delaying action will only damage Obama’s reputation.

  4. Brian Burton 7 Jul 2009, 7:02am

    Well, Colin Powell has had time to think about ‘Review’ or outright change infact. Powell agreed with the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy when in office. He’s Republican and Republicans’ deal! It’s in their nature. I have spoken to people with certain views and five years hence, they decide on something else. Now Simon Murphy has views on most things, but, will he still hold the same veiws in five years? constant change is what life is about. Those who don’t want change are fools, change comes anyway, nomatter who or where you are.

  5. Karl Rosenqvist 7 Jul 2009, 11:38am

    In Sweden we get the same kind of bull whenever there’s a change in power after an election. The previously ruling parties get all fired up about stupid crap the current rulers are doing that they started in the first place and theese guys were against four years ago. It’s all a show to blind us from the fact that all they want is power and don’t really care what lies they have to tell to get there. You might ask yourself why it is that the opposition is mostly against whatever is being done and then do it themselves when they’re in power. Are they all just puppets and is there someone else behind the scenes?

  6. Simon Murphy 7 Jul 2009, 3:16pm

    #5: Brian Burton:

    “Now Simon Murphy has views on most things, but, will he still hold the same veiws in five years? ”

    Indeed – and in 5 years I imagine you’ll still believe in a ‘god’ you can’t prove exists.

  7. Brian Burton 7 Jul 2009, 4:03pm

    Simon Murphy,
    I’ll prove it to myself at the end of my short span on earth. Blessed Oblivion for you, and it could not happen to a nastier, inhumane person as you.

  8. What this is about is simple. The US army is full of people from southern small towns. Places dominated by the southern baptist church, the people who supported slavery and then created segregation. the people whose worst nightmare has come true – a black man has become president.

    And as DADT is eliminated, so many of these southern boys will discover that the people around them, whom they trust mutually with their lives, include a lot of gay people.

    And the Satanist churches will be exposed as the criminal liars they have always been. And the people will be free.
    BTw, there are an awful lot of gay people out in the military. it is only when a particularly homophobic higher up finds out, or the top brass gets embarassed by a mil guy coming out on TV, that they throw him out.

    But I strongly suggest we have a national coming out day for the military. Nothing wrong with that. lets have 50,000 or 100,000 come out on the same day.

    And then the mil will be over the barrel. they have a choice of firing all of these people, or keeping them, and rushing an end to DADT through congress.

    And the socalled patriots – our republican party of God (anything but) will have to either be seen and not defending America, or shutting up. Either way the pigs lose.

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