Thursday, May 05, 2011

GOP may introduce an "unrepeal" or the DADT repeal around May 11

SLDN is still reporting on GOP attempts to dismantle the repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell” passed by the lame duck Congress last December. AmericaBlog reports on a new bill that may be introduced May 11, the language of which reiterates Sam Nunn’s old “privacy in the barracks” argument. The link is here.

It’s interesting to me that the late Charles Moskos, who had helped author the original 1993 DADT, backed away from these arguments after 9/11. However, some people may want to play up the “cohesion” environment, as motivated by the extreme conditions in some military units, such as the Seals and special ops that took out Osama bin Laden.

There can occur another danger, too. Remember how in 1995, New Gingrich wanted to “go back to asking”?

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