The military leaders, Generals plus, all the way up to and including Gates publically supported this. At some point, for the sake of the Constitution they serve, there must be a man willing to come forward and say this people are purposely destroying our forces and our Constitution. They are nothing but PC politicians looking out for their own futures. THEY are punishing our troops. I have a son in SF serving in Afghanistan and I do not want him in danger because of defunding. And yes, I understand following orders and chain of command. But he is in great danger now with a wimpy, do no harm, strategy that thinks we will make friends with these people. He is in danger now because there are no patriots willing to sacrifice their career for the Constitution and the men they command. Yes, bring them all home and defund the wimps in the Pentagon and State Dept. Cut the waste. Then let the brave men who serve us fight the tyranny right here at home. We will need them soon- there is no reforming the absolutely corrupt regime in DC. And most of us watch the progressives destroy us while we whistle patriotic tunes and think it is business as usual.
No, not all military leaders were on board with the repeal. Many expressed grave concerns. To believe opposition was minor is to believe the lies of the left.