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Gates Backs Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (Idiot ALERT)
Fox ^ | 2/2/10 | staff (no pun intended)

Posted on 02/02/2010 11:54:08 AM PST by pissant

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that he supports President Obama's decision to seek the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military and has appointed a "high-level working group" to figure out how to do it.

Gates, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that Gen. Carter Ham, who leads U.S. Army forces in Europe, and Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson will lead the review. The defense chief called for an "implementation plan" by the end of the year.

"I fully support the president's decision," Gates said. "The question before us is not whether the military prepares to make this change, but how we ... best prepare for it. We have received our orders from the commander in chief and we are moving out accordingly."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: dadt; larrysinclairslover; obama; robertgates
The a**holes are really starting to shine.

We are in for a huge fight to keep the Pink Mafia from over-running the military.

1 posted on 02/02/2010 11:54:11 AM PST by pissant
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To: jazusamo

We are doomed with leadership like this


2 posted on 02/02/2010 11:56:21 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

this will also discourage throngs of loyal well-trained and experienced GI’s who are now indecisive about re-enlisting for a number of other reasons....it will surely push many of them across the line to decide to NOT re-enlist.......in this way, this is yet ANOTHER way for America-haters to denigrate and thin the ranks of our Defense Forces, not to mention increasing the love of the America-haters for obama et all, queer or otherwise......speaking of queer, is the Ft Hood Jihadist one also?


3 posted on 02/02/2010 12:02:36 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: pissant

Gates is a cowardly slime. In order to curry favor with the homosexual activists, he wants to socially engineer our military units into prancing ballet troupes.


4 posted on 02/02/2010 12:05:01 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: pissant

This may be a stupid question, but what does the military gain by repealing DADT?


5 posted on 02/02/2010 12:05:54 PM PST by camerongood210
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To: pissant

Agreed...Mullen is a disappointment but Gates was a lost cause as soon as he stayed on for Zer0 and supported his anti-military programs. A shame Gen. Conway wasn’t appointed CJCS, he is outspoken against repealing DADT.


6 posted on 02/02/2010 12:08:16 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: camerongood210

It gains nothing. It turns our Military’s traditions upside down.


7 posted on 02/02/2010 12:08:51 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: camerongood210
This may be a stupid question, but what does the military gain by repealing DADT?

I don't call it a "gain", but it would result in a serious decrease in new enlisments, morale and combat readiness across all branches.

It would be a catastrophically bad decision, IMO.

8 posted on 02/02/2010 12:09:17 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: jazusamo; Just A Nobody; WalterSkinner; Velveeta; buckeye49; RasterMaster; Kevmo; upsdriver

Just talked briefly with Duncan Hunter. He ain’t happy. He will be writing a piece in the next day or so slamming this political correct horsecrap. He’s also going to muscle his way on to TV to defend keeping poofers out of the military.


9 posted on 02/02/2010 12:12:05 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Good! I hope and I’m sure he’ll rip them a new one.

Thanks!


10 posted on 02/02/2010 12:19:47 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: pissant

There is more to this than just allowing gays in the military. They are opening the door for an activist agenda within the ranks. Benefits for a gay partner are next, such as:
Servicememember’s Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
Base Housing
Medical and Dental for gay dependent
Accompanied Tours with gay partner
Benefits normally associated with the military family will now be fought for by gay rights activist. Do not take this lightly.


11 posted on 02/02/2010 12:26:19 PM PST by Allah AtBar
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To: pissant
We have received our orders from the commander in chief and we are moving out accordingly.

Gates and Obama should be removed from office for their latest attempt to violate the Constitution. Article I, Section 8 provides that "The Congress shall have Power" ... "To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces." Not Obama, not Gates, but Congress.

12 posted on 02/02/2010 12:38:54 PM PST by Gee Wally
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To: pissant

The problem isn’t Gates and Mullen. They are suck-ups trying to keep their jobs.

When are we going to see mass resignations from all the generals and admirals who know that gays in the military, and the appeasement defense plans in the new QDR will destroy the best military in history?

Nothing would better fix the American publics awareness of the problems and the dangers involved than a stream of these flag officers heading out the door. But they won’t - they’re in it for themselves, to get that next star, or that next juicy command.


13 posted on 02/02/2010 12:40:17 PM PST by oldbill
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To: oldbill

I strongly disagree

The problem is with Gates and Mullen.
The last place we need suck-ups is in charge of our military.

Obama has ZERO experience with the military.
ZERO experience with their needs and requirements.
He needs a strong hand to guide him, not somebody with their nose up his azz.

If Gates had an ounce of integrity or patriotism he would tell Obama to shove he job up the backside Gtes is sucking on.


14 posted on 02/02/2010 12:52:27 PM PST by Venturer
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To: oldbill
I strongly disagree

The problem is with Gates and Mullen.
The last place we need suck-ups is in charge of our military.

Obama has ZERO experience with the military.
ZERO experience with their needs and requirements.
He needs a strong hand to guide him, not somebody with their nose up his azz.

If Gates had an ounce of integrity or patriotism he would tell Obama to shove his job up the backside Gates is sucking on.

15 posted on 02/02/2010 12:52:58 PM PST by Venturer
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To: pissant

Seems we going to have to also ask every one serving in the Military to bend over and accommodate Gays.


16 posted on 02/02/2010 12:54:50 PM PST by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: pissant

This whole thing is rediculous, if Fauxbama truly wanted it gone he could do it by EXECUTIVE ORDER, he is the Commander in Chief, he does not need congress involved if he truly wanted gays openly in the military, an executive order would make it so instantly.

He’s a turdbase and a coward.


17 posted on 02/02/2010 12:56:38 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

Nope. Congress makes the rules for the Military, not the CIC.


18 posted on 02/02/2010 12:58:32 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Gates needs to step down. Something is up with this idiot - dementia? To introduce open sodomy into our military while we are fighting two wars is pure insanity.


19 posted on 02/02/2010 1:01:16 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: HamiltonJay
"This whole thing is rediculous, if Fauxbama truly wanted it gone he could do it by EXECUTIVE ORDER, he is the Commander in Chief, he does not need congress involved if he truly wanted gays openly in the military, an executive order would make it so instantly."

Actually, I'm not sure how that would work. The UCMJ is a system of laws enacted by Congress...Obama can't change that. I suspect he could issue an EO prohibiting enforcement of specific articles, but that would be an even bigger and more contentious political bombshell.

20 posted on 02/02/2010 1:01:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pissant
Doesn't this change things back to pre-1993? Congress has to change the law to allow gays to openly serve. Not sure they could push that thru.
21 posted on 02/02/2010 1:09:31 PM PST by Getsmart64
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To: pissant
Gates is too busy kissing 0bama's a$$.

He has been the WORST SecDef in the Nation's history.

22 posted on 02/02/2010 1:11:49 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: massgopguy
It's all about helping Obama with his base (who are not happy about the mini-surge in Afghanistan or the failure to close Gitmo). Obama doesn't care about the US military--it's all politics with him, like everything else.

I heard one report that 10% of the military would not re-enlist if this goes through.

23 posted on 02/02/2010 1:15:12 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: pissant

“”I fully support the president’s decision,” Gates said. “The question before us is not whether the military prepares to make this change, but how we ... best prepare for it. We have received our orders from the commander in chief and we are moving out accordingly.”

TRANSLATION: “I don’t have the spine to tell the commander-in-chief that he can’t tell his a$$ from a hole in the wall. I also want to keep my cushy job. What’s more, since I don’t have to deal with the consequences of his decision, I really don’t care.”

My personal opinion is that this will be beginning of a long, slippery downward slope for our Armed Forces. Just like everything else, these a-holes just want to ram things down our throats for no other reason than to please a tiny minority.


24 posted on 02/02/2010 1:15:15 PM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: pissant

Just wanted to remind the Aggies out there that Gates is one of them.


25 posted on 02/02/2010 1:23:57 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: Joe 6-pack

Disagree, while the USMJ is written by congress, Executive Orders have and historically have been used to change policy and require zero congressional involvement. The most famous at least publicly is the end of segregation in the military.

If Fauxbama was serious about this whole issue, he could issue executive order and be done with it. He won’t of course because he’s not interested in actually doing anything just telling others what to do while remaining plausible deniability for himself.


26 posted on 02/02/2010 1:35:21 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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"The most famous at least publicly is the end of segregation in the military."

Truman's order overturned a policy implemented by the military of its own accord; not a law passed by Congress. Truman as CinC was fully in his authority to do so. Obama (or any pres) can not arbitrarily rewrite the UCMJ. He can, in theory anyways, issue orders as to how it is to be (or not to be) enforced. Big difference there.

27 posted on 02/02/2010 1:41:49 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pissant

BTTT


28 posted on 02/02/2010 2:57:18 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: pissant

They all sold out to their messiah in chief.


29 posted on 02/02/2010 3:02:47 PM PST by jersey117
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To: pissant
...to figure out how to do it. ...

IOW - how to [literally] ram it down our the throats of our service members...

(my apologies for that word picture)

30 posted on 02/02/2010 3:55:45 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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