Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, supports repealing it.
As does General Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
As do 104 retired military brass, including a former head of the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
In other words, the commanders on the ground are telling us that repealing ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ is the right way to go.
The right may continue slandering our soldiers by claiming that–despite going through the best training in the world and being deployed to some of the most dangerous battlefields out there–American soldiers just couldn’t handle having gay compatriots.
But most people–including an increasing number of military commanders–know that, if American soldiers can handle Al-Qaeda then they can certainly handle having some openly gay colleagues.
17 years of DADT is enough–it’s high time we let all of America’s patriots serve openly.