In response to pessimistic reports from the WSJ and the White House, Servicemembers United today called on Obama to publicly declare the Defense Bill and DADT a priority for the Congressional lame duck session:
Said Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United: "President Obama and his spokesman have had several opportunities to publicly declare the administration's set of priorities for the lame duck session of Congress. Unfortunately, completing the defense authorization bill has not been included among those priorities. These omissions stand in stark contrast to what the President and his staff are saying elsewhere. Mr. President, either your administration is with us or its against us, and a mediocre level of public advocacy from your White House is not standing with us."