Yesterday, C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" and Marcia's "Survey spouses about working with gay service members?" covered the Pentagon's latest attempt to spit on the LGBT community. Instead of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell and letting gays and lesbians serve openly, Barack decided his campaign promise be damned, he'll take a survey. The survey has the Marines threatening disruption and I'm guessing worse if the policy is repealed. And? The Pengaton just sent out another survey. This one to the husbands and wives of military members to ask how they feel? As C.I. wondered, what's next? The cable guy? The dry cleaner?
So it's really offensive. And it's typical of Barack to kick the can and avoid doing what he promised to do. Michelle Garcia (The Advocate) reports:
The Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will meet with the Servicemembers United's Military Partners Forum September 16 after military leaders released a survey last week to 150,000 families to learn their concerns over lifting "don't ask, don't tell."
They damn well need to do that after they insulted the same-sex partners of LGBT service members. And I'm getting really sick of the way gay Americans are being treated by our government as if they are less than US citizens. It's past time for full equality. Barack needs to get off his candy ass and repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"