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Cheney Utters Reasonable Statements

“I was a big supporter of waterboarding.”




Obviously, Cheney’s reasonable untterances were not about his views on enhanced interrogation techniques.  Rather, he offered his support for “reconsidering”  removing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of the U.S. millitary on gays.  Read the Eugene Robinson WashPo editoral here.

Robinson continues:  “I think that freedom means freedom for everyone,” Cheney said last June. “As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish.”

Robinson quotes some interesting poll data:  “Last week, a Post-ABC News poll found that 75 percent of Americans favor letting gay people serve openly in the military. This compares with just 44 percent when the poll asked the question in 1993.”

It was good to hear from our former vice president.  He could not stay long in that he was scheduled to return to his coffin where he lays awake during the day worrying about Sadam Hussein and his potential use of imaginary weapons. 



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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Moratorium

Gillibrand ChoiThe people pictured here are New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Lt. Dan Choi.

Lt. Dan Choi, an Arab linguist who graduated from West Point is slated to become the latest service member to lose his job because of the DADT policy. Choi, who served for 15 months in Iraq, has helped make the ban on gays a front-and-center issue. Once his discharge becomes official, he’ll become the 266th service member to be kicked out since Obama took office.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is considering bringing the battle over “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the Senate this week, by introducing an amendment that would put an 18-month moratorium on the discharge of gays serving in the military.

Read more here and here.



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