Secretary of Defense Robert Gates ....making an unusual break from his consistent calls for Congress to wait on repeal until the Pentagon delivers its study in December, voiced his support for Congressional action ....And, craven to their core, the Dems in Congress will yet again toss the LGBT community overboard. The Wall Street Journal reports,
In the meantime, the new head of the Marine Corps said he thought repeal would be risky while U.S. troops were engaged in two wars overseas.
The drive in Congress to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy appears all but lost for the foreseeable future, with action unlikely this year and even less likely once Republicans take charge of the House in January.....Advocates on both sides believed the issue had a chance of coming up in this month's post-election session of Congress. Now that looks unlikely.
Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan and John McCain of Arizona, the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, are in talks on stripping the proposed repeal and other controversial provisions from a broader defense bill, leaving the repeal with no legislative vehicle to carry it.
Just to top it off John Aravosis reports that one of the candidates for a new Sec'y Defense is Ike Skelton, a Democratic supporter, indeed one of the architects, of DADT.
Close your eyes while the bus rolls on over....if this is fierce advocating, I'd hate to see craven capitulation.