President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates are getting some pushback on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy" from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid wants to see a battle plan from both of them. The fact that the leading Senate Democrat sent a letter to the administration about this signals that gay interest groups are getting antsy.
Read the letter here.
Key quotes below:
"As Congress considers future legislative action, we believe it would be helpful to hear your views on the policy"
"Your leadership in this matter is greatly appreciated and needed at this time."
Look,Iran, Afghanistan and health care are dominating the agenda right now. You can bet President Obama is going to get to this issue but he has a few more pressing issues to deal with at this point.
Plus, c'mon let's face it. You think The White House really wants to get into a big messy policy fight over a culture war issue? I'm not saying they aren't going to fight for a change in policy but it brings with it major political ramifications. Ask Bill Clinton.
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