There is some slight movement on DADT and the drop in discharges reflects that.
What explains this turn by the Pentagon and their toady in the WH?
Obama and the Pentagon are going to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan indefinitely (that is to say, until they get kicked out). Causalities are up and going to continue rising. They need cannon fodder. The brass remember Vietnam and they’ll do anything to avoid a draft.
Secondly voters in the recent election clobbered the Democrats. 30 million former Obama voters, many of them LGBT voters, abandoned them in disgust because of their endless betrayals. They’ll need our votes to prevent a repetition of that in 2012.
Cannon fodder + votes = attempts to repeal DADT.
The truth is that repeal of DADT will not end the tyranny and bigotry of the christer military brass and will lead to more dead and maimed GLBT soldiers, sailors, air crew and marines. We lose no matter what they do.
Will they end DADT? Maybe, but they’ll have to get around the Democrat and Republican bigots who infest Congress. Republicans are crowing about the elections and Democrats are doing what they do best – cowering. It’s a crap shoot in a game we can’t win.
The Pentagon said it. So in other words it’s probably a big fat lie.
It’s good news though (if true) that nobody was fired from the military for simply being themselves. Please pardon me however for not popping any champagne bottles. This DADT crap should have never happened in the first place.
I don’t want to be a turd in the punch bowl, but that’s how I feel about it. And we all know DADT is nothing but fun and games to most of the people inside the Pentagon.