Skip to comments.Obama will tackle 'don't ask don't tell' at the 'right time' says national security adviser
Posted on 10/04/2009 3:37:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will focus "at the right time" on how to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military, his national security adviser said Sunday.
"I don't think it's going to be it's not years, but I think it will be teed up appropriately," James Jones said.
The Democratic-led Congress is considering repealing the 1993 law. Action isn't expected on the issue until early next year.
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Ooooh. Thin-skinned Obama reacting to Armisen’s SNL skit last night. What an embarrassment!
Why are they waiting for a “right” time?????
If this “gay” discrimination is such a grave injustice, violation of constitutional rights and all that, why then, is mere politics deciding what our policies will be??????
I heard somebody quote Barney Frank as wanting this changed in a couple years, after we’ve totally withdrawn from Iraq, and Afghanistan is under better control. That’s telling, in that, Barney figures that military recruitment, morale, and retention will be affected when they go to change the policy.
It will be the same with same-sex marriage. They will move to repeal the federal marriage law when they think the politics are right. Again, if they truly believe that these matters are a gross violation of constitutional rights, how can these liberals hold back working for change due to politics???? Esp. considering that they will lose seats in the 2010 mid-term elections, what are they waiting for??????
“Don’t ask don’t tell” was Clinton’s policy, which is to say, Democrat policy.
So suddenly thats not good enough.
Isn't that the strategery of Geithner and Bernake?
I think the days of presidential candidates having served in the military are pretty much over.That's sad because being in command of that military is such an important part of the job.
I love it....a Humvee packed full of homos! How inspirng!!
Oh, I can hardly wait.
I guess the right time will be when he can line up someone other than MO for Date Night!
Barry and Larry sittin’ in a tree............. k-i-s-s-i-n-g.
Which... wake up gay rights people is never.He lied to everyone and needs to appease this but will never do anything about it. After he is done the U.N. AND 0bama will rule in pure communism.
0bama’s already using a “don’t ask, don’t tell” military strategy in Afghanistan.
Obama’s always stalling on the issues, except for national healthcare reform. What’s he waiting for?
The “right time” will probably be when Michele catches him giving head to another guy.
Imus is an idiot. Fox is stupid for hiring him.
Oooh, maybe Barack is Biden his time before he “comes out” to Michelle.
The Obozo hasn’t accomplished ANYTHING other than driving us into unsustainable debt and destroying the economy in doing so. If homosexuals think he’s going to do anything for them with “don’t ask, don’t tell,” they’ve got a long wait, and this is one time I’m glad he’s an incompetent boob.
Obama kept gays quiet during the campaign by pretending he would repeal DOMA. Same thing he did about the mandate in health care. He promised not to implement one, but now supports one.
Right time = when he gets in to trouble elsewhere so as he can divert attention.
zer0’s 15 is fast approaching
Many commanders have already said they would retire or quit if the policy is overturned. Look for the lower ranks to follow them right out the door.
I’d like to know the number of other active and retired four-star generals in favor of overturning “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
James Jones has gone shamefully political, IMO.
Withdraw from all wars
Promise NEVER to fight again - anywhere.
Turn military into a political patronage organization... If you've been a great democrat you can wear a uniform, get free room and board, and unlimited "education" on the taxpayers dime...
Order white flags and snazzier uniforms.
I belive he will, likely when he is bending over in front of Ram Manual in the shower.
But more likely after he creates Vietnam II in Afghanistan and destroys our all volunteer military, and re - introduces the draft, THEY HE WILL SAY" Come on GAYS. Don't ask don't tell is over! Come and pack each others fudge in the US military!!!!
Thay way he will have a popular draft.
The “right time” is when the zero has to do it to placate the liberal lunatics after he has had to compromise on something.
No, they want homosexuals to be able to display their perversions publicly.
Ain’t that the truth.
Fuuny, remember it was HillaryCare and “gays in the military” that sank Clinton’s first few months as president.
Is he thinking of joining the Navy?
> Obama will tackle ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ at the ‘right time’ says national security adviser
Translation: nearly all of Obama’s political capital is spent and he’s going to throw the gays under the bus to give him any hope of getting even a weak, watered-down version of ObamaCare passed.
Hint: even that won’t be enough to save you from your Waterloo, Barry.
“Many commanders have already said they would retire or quit if the policy is overturned. Look for the lower ranks to follow them right out the door.”
I thought The Army Times had a poll about a year ago that had it 10% total would leave immediately and another 10% would so consider.
The Democrat majority is a crime against nature. But they didn’t get to be a majority by getting their timing wrong.
And the military brass will hate it, they go to great lengths to boot them out of the military.
Glad you posted that picture which I remember seeing months ago, and thinking “What a MAN!!!”..
just look at that pencil-necked geek.
Excuse me, but where does Imus fit into this thread?
I saw no mention of his name anywhere, either in the story or any of the replies.
Heh, I guess I shouldn’t have let certain a certain little interloper near my computer while I’m typing.
Yes. He would.
Won’t be the end of it either. Libs will never stop pushing the envelop. Next up, or up soon, military chaplains will be ordered to do gay weddings. And then it’ll be on to some other outrage.
The list, ping
hair covers ears...