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Lieberman: Pentagon Should Release 'DADT' Study Immediately


Senator Joe Lieberman spoke with MSNBC today and said that he disagrees with John McCain and that the Pentagon should release the results of its 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' study immediately, the Wonk Room reports.

Said Lieberman:

"I’m not giving up on us doing a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t tell during the lame duck session. To make that possible, I hope that the Defense Department can find a way to issue this report that they’ve got pretty much done, but going through clearance now, as quickly as possible and certainly before December 1st. We’ve got time to do this, and it’s the right thing to do."

Late on Friday, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell expressed anger that encouraging results from the report had been leaked and said that Defense Sec'y Gates has no intention of releasing it before it has been reviewed.


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  1. Yes - release the report now!

    I'm sure the Wingnuts will find a reason to discredit this report - and McCain already has. As we've seen with Palin, reason and clear thinking are not hallmarks of today's most popular politicians.

    Posted by: Steve | Nov 15, 2010 3:21:18 PM

  2. Droopy Dog vs McCain... Hmm.

    Posted by: Alpha | Nov 15, 2010 3:38:10 PM

  3. Wow--I'm pleased with this...yet my opinion of Lieberman (awful awful awful) is unchanged. Remember: this is the same guy who blames society's ills on MTV, video games, and Marilyn Manson; the same guy who soft-balled Cheney in the VP debate and didn't stand by Gore in the recount fiasco; the same guy who just a few years ago used the "gays can hurt unit cohesion" line to garner Republican votes and defeat Democrat Ned Lamont. Screw Droopy Dog.

    Posted by: AdamA | Nov 15, 2010 4:05:20 PM

  4. that's "repetition"

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Nov 15, 2010 4:43:58 PM

  5. wrong thread, guys...carry on!

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Nov 15, 2010 4:45:29 PM

  6. Geoff Morrell is a Bushie holdover. Unfortunately there are a lot of those who kept their jobs when Obama decided to keep Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense.

    Posted by: Ninong | Nov 16, 2010 12:22:54 AM

  7. Guys, Just so we all know: If Joe Lieberman wants something, that something is BAD. SO now I am against releasing this study, just because it will in some way play to him.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Nov 16, 2010 10:59:09 AM

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