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Aubrey Sarvis, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network's executive director, calls on the president to live up to his campaign promise to end discrimination in the military in this open letter, "Stand by Your Word Mr. President: End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'":
President Obama is a brave man. He doesn't hesitate to take great political risks. He asked Congress for billions to save the banking system and more billions to stimulate the economy - and Congress handed them to him. Not everyone looked happily on the trillions we'll be facing in debt, but in a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday he still got a 69 percent approval rating - the highest of any president at the 100-day mark in 20 years - and 72 percent of Americans said they have a favorable impression of him. Not since Ronald Reagan's first 100 days has a president done so well. Obama is not only living up to most Americans' expectations, he's exceeding them.
So here we have a decisive president who's not afraid to act boldly on the economy. He takes the enormous risk of allowing the release of the torture memos, and even so more Americans approve of that controversial act than disapprove. Majorities say that that the country has turned around and is now headed in the right direction, and that he's kept his campaign promises.
That's a lot of political capital, and political capital is political power. The president may never have a better moment. There is, however, one campaign promise he's been silent on since he was elected in November: the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." It's still up there on the White House website.
Honestly, the president and this White House has been silent about all of his promises related to equality since he took office. The White House has shown an aversion to even commenting on equality occurring around the country after it flubbed its response to the Iowa decision. And even worse on the DADT front, all the signals so far have been "delay because we cannot multitask." The funding for DADT continues, the discharges continue.
Lets face it, Obama never intended to lift the ban on gays in the military. This was just one of his campaign lies, to get his sorry ass in office, just like Clinton did, Clinton Signed DADT into law just as he did with DOMA, just like Clinton he claim to what equality for all, but we know that it isn’t want his bosses want him to do.. Please the President is nothing more then a puppet on a string
Please Obama will not follow thru on many of his campaign lies..
here is the proof that he isn’t really in control,
"President Obama agrees with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili and other military experts that we need to repeal the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy," it says. "The key test for military service should be patriotism, a sense of duty, and a willingness to serve. Discrimination should be prohibited. The U.S. government has spent millions of dollars replacing troops kicked out of the military because of their sexual orientation. Additionally, more than 300 language experts have been fired under this policy, including more than 50 who are fluent in Arabic. The President will work with military leaders to repeal the current policy and ensure it helps accomplish our national defense goals."
He agrees but does nothing at all, because he is to busy bailing out big Corp America, and those who gave big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to his campaign. All awhile screwing over those who really need help.