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Colin Powell says Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be repealed

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  1. Anyone who followed this man’s blatant disregard for the directives of his commander-in-chief knows that the only thing that has changed is that he doesn’t want to be remembered as a bigot. Colon Powell is the person most singularly responsible for DADT. All he had to do was agree with his president’s wishes.

  2. I smell a future bid for the White House, maybe on a centrist ticket for the GOP (who after all got badly burned in 2008 through Rightwing lunacy). Watch this space!

  3. Yes Colin Powell fell foul of “W” so he can’t be all that bad…..

  4. “More than 13,000 servicemembers have been fired since it was introduced, having come out or been outed by third parties.”

    I hope the 13,000 sue the US government for discrimination.

  5. Jean-Paul Bentham 4 Feb 2010, 6:52pm

    Thank you, Colin Powell.

  6. This is great news if you consider it a good thing to have war criminals and sickeningly craven political opportunists as allies.

    I used to highly respect this man until he proved himself to be just another gutless and heartless, lying and thieving politician.

    Don’t forget that this is the man who went to the UN and sold the whole “weapons of mass destruction” meme, to rally the USA and its allies to war, when HE KNEW that what he was saying was not true.

    He is also the man who spit in the face of his Commander in Chief and fought him tooth and nail to prevent the full repeal of the anti-gay military ban.

    SCUMBAG!!

  7. bondwooley 4 Feb 2010, 9:49pm

    It’s about time we cleared up the communication gap in the armed forces:

    http://bit.ly/9YNli3

    (satire)

  8. Jean-Paul Bentham 5 Feb 2010, 12:16am

    Thank you, Mr. Powell.

  9. Jean-Paul Bentham 5 Feb 2010, 6:06pm

    Young American soldiers just don’t care if a soldier is gay or not:

    http://www.365gay.com/news/analysis-the-american-cultural-shift-on-gays-in-the-military/

  10. Jean-Paul Bentham 5 Feb 2010, 6:12pm

    The Fall of DADT:

    http://www.365gay.com/blog/020310/

  11. Jean-Paul Bentham 5 Feb 2010, 6:49pm

    Withers: Discharged soldier offers ideas on how to dismantle DADT:

    http://www.365gay.com/blog/020510-anthony-woods-offers-ideas-on-dadt/

  12. Jean-Paul Bentham 7 Feb 2010, 5:12pm

    Let’s see you become a former secretary of state and joint chief of staff, and then let’s see what you can do about DADT between your pints, and your BNP.

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