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Obama To Top Brass: Accept Gays Or Step Down

From BuzzFeed:

Obama Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says

By Ellie Hall | March 31, 2014

In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, or resign, the Commandant of the Coast Guard said.

Oddly enough, it looks like Obama-Care’s real enrollment numbers have become the new subject of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010. “We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’

I cannot divulge everything he said to us, that’s private communications within the Oval Office, but if we didn’t agree with it — if any of us didn’t agree with it — we all had the opportunity to resign our commissions and go do other things,” he said…

Thank Allah Obama has his priorities straight. He knows what is a national security issue and what is not. This was one ‘red line’ Obama was never going to erase.

The admiral, who will be retiring from active duty on May 30, added that he thought the U.S. military made the right decision by abolishing DADT.

So he is not saying this out of sour grapes. But he also now has nothing to fear from the administration.

But where are the other service chiefs? How come none of them has ever mentioned Obama’s ultimatum? What other ultimatums has he given them that we haven’t heard about?

In a 2008 interview, then-Senator Obama told The Advocate that he wouldn’t make support of DADT’s repeal “a litmus test” for his military leaders. “What I want are members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who are making decisions based on what strengthens our military and what is going to make us safer, not ideology.”

The list of things that Obama has promised he would never do, and then he has done, is getting pretty long. Besides, that was before Obama ‘evolved’ on the issue of gay rights. Which he did once he realized that he needed the gays to help him with fundraising.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Obama To Top Brass: Accept Gays Or Step Down”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Rectums throughout the Land Rejoice!

  2. Sharps Rifle says:

    Obama should accept the Constitution AND step down!

  3. Astravogel says:

    “Shut up and soldier” has long been a mantra in the military services.
    And how many top (political) officers have resigned? I don’t know, but
    I’ve been told, not very many.

  4. yadayada says:

    More have been booted than voluntarily quit. approx. 200 officers have been shown the door.

    ” Obama’s Military Coup Purges 197 Officers In Five Years”
    Investors Business Daily, Posted 10/29/2013

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