One of Bill Clinton’s crowning achievements (that didn’t involve stain removal) may be close to getting the axe from President Obama:
President Obama — confronting gay critics who expected his administration to have done more by now on gay rights issues — said Saturday night he understands their impatience with him and vowed to deliver on his pledges, including ending the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Somehow our “illegal and immoral wars” will become just if we only allow gays to serve openly. I don’t get it, but it makes sense to some liberals apparently.
What will come of this? Just like everything else Obama had promised (closing Gitmo, getting out of Iraq, and have you noticed how little we hear about CIA “torture” anymore? That backfired too), repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allowing gays to serve openly will be determined to be a bad idea, though publicly we won’t hear about that. So the Obama Administration will probably come up with a new cutsier name for the same thing — ala “man-caused disaster” instead of “terrorism.”
Prediction: Obama and the Dems will craft new legislation intended to appease the homosexual lobby while not really changing anything. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” will simply become “Don’t care, don’t let us know” or “Is that a purse you’re carrying, Scott? Nevermind, none of our business.”
Frankly I don’t see what the big deal is. Other armies have allowed gays to serve opening with little problem, and damn fine choreography: