Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Defense Secretary Gates kicks the DADT can down the road
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a holdover from the Bush Administration, was asked by Fox News about ending “don’t ask don’t tell” and he reportedly said “"Let's push that one down the road a little bit." That sounds like President Obama’s proverbial “kick the can down the road”, when the road dead-ends.
SLDN’s reaction is this petition.
Bill Sammon’s story for Fox News is here. The long title is “Administration Delays Change to Military's 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Policy: Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the military has too much on its plate right now to alter the policy of relieving openly gay service members from duty.”