Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Obama aide: Ending 'don't ask, don't tell' must wait

Obama aide: Ending 'don't ask, don't tell' must wait -
In an overlooked YouTube video posted on Friday, a spokesman for Barack Obama said the president-elect is committed to ending the policy that bars openly gay men and women from serving in the U.S. armed forces.

n a response to a question on the Web site asking whether
Obama would get rid of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Obama
spokesman Robert Gibbs said: "You don't hear politicians give a
one-word answer much. But it's 'Yes.'"

Gibbs on Wednesday
expanded on his answer, saying, "There are many challenges facing our
nation now and the president-elect is focused first and foremost on
jump-starting this economy.

"So not everything will get done
in the beginning but he's committed to following through" with ending
the policy against being openly gay in the military. ...

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