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  •  by his signature on an Executive Order (0+ / 0-)

    using his authority as Commander in Chief and that expressly provided for in the DADT law to maintain military readiness he can order the stop loss of personnel regardless of their status re DADT.  

    We are fighting in at least 2 theaters right now Iraq and Afghanistan.  Add to that Pakistan and Yemen in addition to the multitude of places in the world where we have a presence, our military readiness is stretched thin.  

    If the large numbers of Arabic speaking linguists and intelligence personnel were not fired at the beginning of the Iraq war under DADT, we might be in a different place.   Then again, maybe not.  

    --Mr. President, you have to earn my vote every day. Not take it for granted. --

    by chipoliwog on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 02:03:40 PM PDT

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    •  Why the responses to questions I haven't asked? (1+ / 0-)
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      You're not talking to someone who's never heard of DADT or is unfamiliar with the perils of miltary unreadiness.

      I am simply saying that calling the President a bigot is wrong if his objective is to get the law killed forever rather than temporarily.

      I'll ask one more time....does not appealing today's decision kill DADT forever? Simple question.

      Weenie liberals of the world unite! ...soccergrandmom

      by Giles Goat Boy on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 02:25:11 PM PDT

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      •  The President may not be a bigot (0+ / 0-)

        but his DOJ is continuing to defend the bigotry of DADT (and DOMA.)

        While the President sits on his hands, instead of doing what he could do to end the bigoted discharges, today.

        What he could have done to end the bigoted discharges any time in the last 22 months.

        "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

        •  And doing so using bigoted language (0+ / 0-)

          You have seen the DOJ briefs filed with the court haven't you?  Disgusting and dishonest and completely unnecessary.

          --Mr. President, you have to earn my vote every day. Not take it for granted. --

          by chipoliwog on Tue Oct 12, 2010 at 03:22:21 PM PDT

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