Monday, February 22, 2010

Senator Lieberman assists in attempting to end DADT

He voted for everything that sent troops into combat, so it's about time he did something to keep servicemen from being thrown out of The Military. (via Balloon Juice)
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced this morning that he will introduce legislation repealing “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”

Democrats have sought to repeal the law since President Obama took office, but have been stymied by a busy legislative calendar.

Lieberman says the time is now right to pass a repeal.

“I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity,” Lieberman said. “To exclude one group of Americans from serving in the armed forces is contrary to our fundamental principles as outlined in the Declaration of Independence and weakens our defenses by denying our military the service of a large group of Americans who can help our cause.”

Update December 2010: The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson praises Senator Lieberman for his strong efforts to get rid of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." We agree.

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At 22 February, 2010 16:31, Blogger Karl said...

I warmly welcome this initiative. It's never too late to do the right thing.

At 23 February, 2010 11:29, Blogger BadTux said...

Well, now we can say that the repeal of DADT has bipartisan support, since a prominent Republican supporter of John McCain's Presidential run has come out in support of repeal.

Wait, you say Lie-berman is nominally "Independent"? Whatevah.

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

At 27 February, 2010 21:55, Blogger Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

Lieberman will shiv someone in the back over this.

It's what he does.


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