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Colin Powell endorses plan to reverse DADT

Timothy Kincaid

February 3rd, 2010

colin powellThree times before, Gen. Colin Powell who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Bill Clinton and Secretary of State under George W. Bush, has suggested that the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy be revisited. Now, like Gen. Shalikashvili, he believes the time has come to repeal the ban on open service. (NY Times)

“In the almost 17 years since the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed,” General Powell said in a statement issued by his office. He added: “I fully support the new approach presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee this week by Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen.”

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Daily Cup of Jo
February 3rd, 2010 | LINK

This issue has gotten me all riled up. A year-long study to analyze the effects repealing this policy might have? I’m stepping on my soap box for this one.

John
February 3rd, 2010 | LINK

If I were Clinton, I would have just fired Gen Powell 17 years ago.

TampaZeke
February 4th, 2010 | LINK

YAY, now we have an insubordinate, “morals/ethics for sale”, political opportunist, war criminal scumbag for an ally.

Unfortunately, it seems that this is exactly the kind of person that Americans listen to, respect and follow.

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