Watch: Colin Powell Says Repeal ‘DADT’, But Don’t Pressure Congress


Colin Powell tells Larry King that it is time to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', and we have now heard from the military, but we should not pressure Congress to act before the Pentagon's study has been released, the Wonk Room reports.

Said Powell:

"our military leaders have now spoken. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, there is some, some difference of opinion among the chiefs that will have to be resolved. But I wish that we would just let that study be finished, let it be published and let everybody read it and not leak parts of it. And so I share Senator McCain’s view that we ought to let the process unfold and not try to intercept it with court rulings or with people trying to get a vote out of the Congress when the Congress is not ready to vote on it."


Previous statements from Powell...
Colin Powell: It's Time to Reevaluate 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' 12/11/08 [tr]
Powell Fully Supports 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal 2/3/10 [tr]