Friday, May 28, 2010

DADT Repeal

Gay blogs are all abuzz about passage of DADT repeal legislation by Congress this week.  As I understand it, the compromise legislation grants the president, the defense secretary, and the chairman of the joint cheiefs of staff the authority to eliminate DADT - only when they are completely satisfied that the military’s readiness, recruiting, retention and morale would not be adversely impacted by it.

Is this really progress?  Or has congress simply washed their hands and passed the buck?  Seems more like a clever political move - now during the November elections - when DADT repeal still hasn't happened - they can pat themselves on the back claiming "we tried"

And, mark my word - DADT repeal is not a done deal, especially given that congress also tacked on funding for two Joint Strike Fighter engines onto the defense spending bill - something that both president Obama and the Pentagon are against. Because of this, the whole defense spending bill is in jeopardy of being vetoed.

1 comment:

AmbiguouS One said...

I agree. The study is supposed to be due by or on December 1st. But it won't happen. They'll say they need more time because A) they didn't finish it in time, B) the results were inconclusive, C) some other reason from La La Land.

I think the whole thing is bogus.