Skip to comments.Jamie Gorelick in Pentagon Controversy
Posted on 08/20/2005 11:26:13 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
Sept. 11 Commission member Jamie Gorelick, who critics say hobbled the war on terrorism when she served as deputy attorney general under President Clinton, was a leading proponent for one of the Clinton administration's most controversial proposals when she served as general counsel for the Pentagon in 1993 and 1994.
In that position, Gorelick took the lead in implementing the White House's hotly contested "gays in the military" plan, which drew howls of protest from the military's rank and file - and even had then-Secretary of Defense Les Aspin openly worrying that Pentagon brass would "derail" the Clinton plan.
"This places an incredible burden on commanders in the field," Sen. John McCain complained at the time. Then-Joint Chiefs Chairman Colin Powell nearly quit over the plan.
In an extraordinary Dec. 22, 1993 press conference, Secretary Aspin attempted to explain a compromise plan, dubbed "don't ask, don't pursue," that had been hammered out with the White House. But after a few introductory remarks, Ms. Gorelick took over.
"The [Armed] services will implement these guidelines, these directives, in 45 days," Gorelick declared. "Investigations of sexual misconduct will be undertaken in an even-handed manner without regard to whether the service member is heterosexual or homosexual."
After spending several minutes outlining the new gays in the military directive, Gorelick took questions from the press, prompting several provocative exchanges.
REPORTER: [What about] personnel security. A gay Marine goes into a position and he has to have a security clearance. Now, on the form he can't put, "I am a homosexual," right?
MS. GORELICK: He will not be asked.
REPORTER: Okay. In the course of the investigation they find out he is a homosexual.
MS. GORELICK: Yes?
REPORTER: None of that can be used against him?
MS. GORELICK: Not for separation or criminal justice proceedings . . . But his sexual orientation itself, sexual activity in and of itself does not disqualify him from receiving a personnel security clearance. [END OF EXCERPT]
Gore-lick is clearly a pervert...in addition to being a criminal.
Gorelick seemed to have a lot of power in the Clinton Administration. Anyone know if she was a "roomate" of Hillary's at Wellesly?
"Wonder who in the Clinton administration sponsored Jamie Gorelick"
She is a member of Hillary's dike parade...
Was wondering myself if Hilary and Jamie concocted the 'don't ask don't tell' over pillow talk....
That's exactly how I read her name for quite awhile, until I noticed when one of the pundits said it out loud.
As I've said, only the dems would not see the supreme irony of have someone named Gore-lick in that administration now covering for her ex boss.
Whats next, Bill Clintasskiss? Gore-lick, indeed.
She is married to a doctor and has two kids. She is partially responsible for 911, but probably not a lesbian.
Her bio, I find it interesting how the DOD service and the DOJ service gets co-mingled.
I have looked for her bio, too. I have found no mention of her being married/divorced. I am beginning to wonder if I accidentally discovered something.
What a duffus. When Hillary gets in they will make her Secretary of Defense.
LOL I saw that as well, hillry must have read the book.
I can find no reference to this. Can you provide a link, please?
I have read she is married with two children. No age of children was given.
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