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Gay US soldier Dan Choi asked to return to duty

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  1. His superior officer must have acted on authority. This must mean that DADT is now effectively dead letter….?

  2. Thta’s what i’m guessing.

  3. Yes and that’s good but what about the other 13,000? Was he the only (high profile and public) one asked back?

  4. I suppose the change has to start somewhere, and maybe this high-profile and public instance will lead to a more general reversal. Let’s hope so, anyway.

  5. There’s also an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel called Victor Fehrenbach who is awaiting discharge, and has been for over a year now but there’s still no sign of him being forced out. Maybe his frequent TV appearances on the Rachel Maddow Show etc are helping stop his discharge.
    Lt Col Fehrenbach has been continuing to serve the whole time and unit cohesion has not been affected, hence, he has shown DADT for what it is, based on fear and bigotry.

  6. It’s excellent that he’s going back

  7. REALLY GOOD News! I am delighted for him! :-)

  8. Jean-Paul Bentham 12 Feb 2010, 5:19am

    Some years ago, my uncle, an attorney, took me to a fancy restaurant in New York City.

    When the bill arrived, there was a $1.50 charge for bread and butter. Uncle Pat paid the bill, including the charge for bread and butter.

    However, the next day, he sent a letter to the restaurant stating that the charge was uncalled for. Enclosed in the same envelope was a bill for $500 in legal services.

    Someone from the restaurant called immediately and asked:

    “What is this $500 bill for? We never ordered any legal services.”

    Uncle Pat replied:

    “I never ordered any bread and butter.”

    The $1.50 was returned without delay.

  9. Jean-Paul Bentham 12 Feb 2010, 6:12am

    Did you know that Americans already spent $1.3 billion to investigate whether trained military personnel have The Gay and then stop them from doing what the money was spent to train them to do?

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