Gibbs: "Don't ask, don't tell is going to end"

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    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.
     
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    Wouldn't be the first time the White House was wrong.
     
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    Gtimo closing

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    Only a matter of time, but too late to save many military careers..


    Gay marriage is next on the only a matter of time list
     
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    Come on Ollie...even you know that DADT will end and gays will serve openly in the military.

    In five years, people will wonder what the fuss was about
     
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    I wonder what an all gay army will look like?
     
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    You are right, I do expect it will end. That doesn't mean I agree with it. I believe it will hurt the US Military. Call it anything you want but it would be wrong.
     
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    How is it going to hurt the military Bag Lady Ollie?

    Remember you old dipshit, you got out BEFORE DADT was enacted.

    I personally think that kicking out multi lingual people who WANT TO BE THERE and SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF OUR ENEMIES is a lot more important qualification for keeping them in, rather than kicking them out just for being gay.

    I bet you would have been against integration of blacks and women too, eh?
     
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    the military and republicans are full of hate filled assholes like you, you know you had gays' in the trenches with you in WWI.
     
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    I'll respond to you when you learn some fucking respect, you punk ass bitch. Besides we've had this conversation I'm sure.
     
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