Cheney supports repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” former Vice President Dick Cheney came out in favor of repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Cheney said the support of military leaders in favor of repealing the policy had convinced him that it was time for a change, saying, “Twenty years ago the military were strong advocates of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell.’ I think things have change significantly since then.” Cheny went on to add, “I think that society has moved on. It’s partly a generational question. When the [Joint] Chiefs come forward and say ‘we think we can do it,’ is strikes me that it’s time to reconsider the policy.”

Dick Cheney’s right; it’s certainly time to reconsider “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” because it’s a policy that needs to be repealed. Putting aside the fact that our nation’s military leaders believe it’s a policy that has outlived its usefulness, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is just the right thing to do. Gays and lesbians who want to serve in our nation’s armed forces shouldn’t be treated as second-class citizens as they try to defend the very freedom and equality that they themselves have not had.

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14 thoughts on “Cheney supports repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

      1. Zach…how do you get comments as short as “LOL” to post? Whenever I try I get a message telling me my comment is too short and it won’t post.

        1. I think it’s because I’m the administrator, and thus the rules don’t apply to me. I’ve tried figuring out why short comments won’t post for everyone else, but I’ve had no luck.

        1. Well when you are running as VP or serve in any other cabinet post or position appointed by the President, you need to defend the policy of the adminstration. Afterwards you are free to speak for yourself.

          Not only does he apparently support this repeal, but also gay marriage. So it must pain you that the one you consider “the Evil One” is more progressive than President Obama on this issue.

              1. He did? I didn’t watch…just caught clips here and there afterwards. That’s disappointing. What in the hell is his problem?

                    1. Sorry for any confusion Anon. My comment about Obama was the part about supporting gay marriage, not the “don’t ask” repeal.

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