10.20.2010

the end of dadt: unit cohesion does not appear to be compromised

So Don't Ask Don't Tell is supposedly history.

Naturally, I support the right of queer Americans to serve in the US military, because I believe in the equality of all people, and the right of all people to self-determination.

But I find it difficult to celebrate this as a victory.

5 comments:

M. Yass said...

Not so fast - for the umpteenth time, Obama has fucked his core supporters. Not only that, Obama could have ended DADT with the stroke of a pen more than a year ago when he promised to do so. But no, he's listening to his Bush administration holdover advisors yet again.

So America, how's Bush's third term working out for you, hey?

I can't be the only person who gets the mental image of a battered spouse when I think of Obama's relationship with (the seemingly few remaining) American progressives. "This time it will be different, no really . . . " and it never is.

L-girl said...

That's been my analogy for anyone voting Democrat for a long time.

redsock said...

But no, he's listening to his Bush administration holdover advisors yet again.

No. Do not pin any of this shit on Bush. Obama is listening to his own advisors.

Of course, Obama and Bush were/are simply running different departments of the same corporation. It matters not when an advisor was first hired. Everyone is focused on the corporation's goals -- and those goals will be met.

L-girl said...

No. Do not pin any of this shit on Bush. Obama is listening to his own advisors.

I was going to say this, too. Glad you did.

PS DADT became official policy under Clinton. A Democrat.

Mike said...

Well at least it's kind of like progress, a little... teeny tiny bit isn't it?