The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said today that the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy "is going to end" -- it's just a matter of how. "The time is ticking on the policy of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'" Gibbs said, suggesting that the courts will end the policy if Congress does not. President Obama, meanwhile, "strongly believes that this policy is unjust, that it is detrimental to our national security," Gibbs said. The spokesman referred reporters to the Justice Department for questions about appealing a federal judge's ruling yesterday striking down the policy. Instead, he emphasized that Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen are due to report back in December on how to end the anti-gay policy "in an orderly way." The easiest way to do that, Gibbs added, is for the U.S. Senate to follow the House and simply void the policy. He said the Senate can do that in a lame duck session following the Nov. 2 elections.