The Pentagon lied to us.
May 22, 2009. A Pentagon spokesman explains to us how the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs are working hard to figure out what needs to be done to implement the repeal of DADT:
“President Obama has been clear in his direction to Secretary Gates and Chairman Mullen that he is committed to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy. He has also been clear that he is committed to do it in a way that is least disruptive to our troops, especially given that they have been simultaneously waging two wars for six years now. Although this will require changes to the law, the Secretary and Chairman are working to address the challenges associated with implementation of the President’s commitment.”
Today, nine months later, we find out that the fruits of their hard labor is a study. No, not a completed study. The IDEA of a study, to work to address the challenges associated with implementation of the President’s commitment. Nine months to come up with the idea that we need another study to answer the questions that the other gazillion studies have already answered.
The Pentagon lied last year when they said they were working on the implementation of a repeal of DADT. And now the White House expects us to wait at least another year for this “study” to be completed, to trust them this time when we were lied to a year ago. The Pentagon isn’t doing anything, other than making a fool of their commander in chief.