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Bill to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to be introduced next week

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  1. This Lieberman guy is a hawk and a neo-conservative who is massively in favour of almost any war. Of course he supports the repeal of DADT. He wants to step up US military assaults against sovereign nations. And by increasing the number of prospective soldiers it will mean that US military violence can be increased.

    I support the repeal of DADT. However I hope is that once it is repealed that gay Americans are not stupid enough to join the US Army.

    More people have died needlessly in Iraq under the watch of the US Army than were murdered by Saddam, after all.

  2. I agree that gays and lesbians should avoid enlisting in the US military until we have full rights in the country. Currently we are nothing more than second class citizens, with barely any representations.

  3. BrazilBoysBlog 22 Feb 2010, 6:07pm

    Maybe Leiberman is trying to make amends for his shocking performance on helping to wreck Obamas healthcare bill? So yes, welcomed news, but I still can´t stand the man!

    And just as a point of interest, other than it being a headline-grabbing move for Leiberman, what actual chance does it have of ever being passed?

  4. Robert, ex pat Brit 22 Feb 2010, 6:07pm

    Lieberman is nothing more than a political opportunist. He’s only doing it so that he’ll get support from Gay voters so that the Democratic party won’t boot him out of any committees he has been appointed to by the Democratic party, primarily for his betrayal on health care reform. He oppposes universal health care (national health care) because of his ties to the big pharmaceutical and health insurance industries, his state being the epicenter of some of the largest insurers who line his pockets with big bucks every election. He’s a snake in the grass and not to be trusted no matter his stand on repeal of this discriminatory law. He’s against marriage equality at the federal level.

  5. According to this man’s Wikipedia entry he did actually vote in favour of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in 1993! This is rather at odds with what he claims here, but knowing bith politicians and Wikipedia I was wondering whether anyone could confirm this. Wikipedia also claims this man voted to stop HIV positive people entering the United States, against extending federal benefits to gay state employees’ partners in the District of Columbia and in favour of withdrawing Federal funding to any schools who dare to teach that gay people might actually enjoy a happy, positive lifestyle. Jesse Helms co-sponsired that bill, by the way. Can anyone confirm any of this? Thanks.

  6. If he means what he says – I wonder if he will later introduce a bill to recognise gay marriage across the USA?

  7. Interesting how anti-semites here exploit any occasion to promote their obscene libels.

  8. Jean-Paul Bentham 23 Feb 2010, 2:01am

    Who should introduce a Bill to repeal DADT?

    How should it be introduced?

    Do we want the Bill repealed or not?

  9. Mihangel apYrs 23 Feb 2010, 8:39am

    drew
    I see nothing antisemitic, I do see the expected contempt for a politician who appears to be spinning to keep the goodies he’s got.

    I am, of course, happy to be corrected, with examples.

  10. No 7: Drew: “Interesting how anti-semites here exploit any occasion to promote their obscene libels. ”

    Seek help for your paranoia.

  11. “I agree that gays and lesbians should avoid enlisting in the US military until we have full rights in the country. Currently we are nothing more than second class citizens, with barely any representations.”

    You’ve got that arse about face. The sooner some of the more conservative elements of American society come face to face with real life gays in day to day situations (not pride marches and protests) the sooner their prejudices crumble. Look at that idiot who was jeered at and got booed off the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference this last week following his homophobic rant. Look at Dick Cheney and General Petraeus talking about ending DADT. Americans of every political stripe are realising that us gays simply have rights as human beings, inalienable rights. They may still not like aspects of our lifestyle (though in most cases this is a caricature few of us live), but differing rights for us simply won’t hold water. Ironically this is even more true for constitutional purists than it is for modern liberals who believe in a ‘living’ Constitution. Small government conservatives know that a government which can deny fundamental rights to gays can do that to anyone.

    Besides, unlike the anti-military types above who always have a low view of our soldiers, I know they can adapt, incorporate, and remain professional. We pay them to fight on Monday and build goodwill in a town on Tuesday. We ask them to be away from their families for months at a time. They are more than capable of dealing with change.

    Gay soldiers will be subject to the same rules of conduct as everyone else. On this one, its the shrill civilian minority with their own private issues to sort through who will need to grow and accept, not the soldiers.

  12. Jean-Paul Bentham 23 Feb 2010, 12:41pm

    Chuckster:

    Yes, but isn’t second guessing Lieberman more important than actually introducing a Bill to repeal DADT?

  13. LOL! Indeed. Best to sit around navel-gazing, secure in our victimhood, than to actually hope something like this passes.

    p.s. Bentham – great name!

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