Senator: Obama should get Pentagon support on gays

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    Senator: Obama should get Pentagon support on gays | Politics | Reuters

    By Thomas Ferraro

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. Senate Democrat said on Sunday he expects President Barack Obama to keep a renewed vow to end discrimination against gays in the military, but that Obama should do so with the support of the Pentagon.

    forgive my skeptic opinion, based on his current "doing" habits, that he will either A. not do it or B. take years and years to end it.
     
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    He wont do anything because it will cost him support one on side or the other.

    I think the military should be able to impose the policy they think is best. They're the ones in charge here on a day to day basis.
     
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    strangely enough i'll have to agree with you on this. but he IS the head of the military technically so what he says will go.
     
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    Did Truman wait for the Pentagon's support?
     
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    He is there to provide oversight, not to micromanage or use the military as a laboratory for social enginnering.
     
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    Whoa! Deja vu!!!!!
     
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    Absurd - the military (The employee) does not dictate to the employer (The people - as represented by POTUS)

    The military is there to do what they are directed to do - no more, no less.
     
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    It'll take an act of Congress for him to repeal DA/DT either way you slice it. Having Pentagon backing is a way to make this look like a policy decision instead of a political one.
     
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    I think you are being realistic. I like realistic - a lot.
     
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    thanks. i try to keep it real.
     

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