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Alan Colmes Catches Up with Lt. Dan Choi: VIDEO

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Radio host Alan Colmes interviewed Lt. Dan Choi today about the Obama administration's "double talk" on 'DADT', and his upcoming trial.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Enough already.

    Posted by: Josh | Jul 20, 2011 1:11:55 AM


  2. Keep the heat on them Dan....nobody else has the balls!

    Posted by: Major707 | Jul 20, 2011 2:00:09 AM


  3. I actually feel very sad for Dan Choi. He has been through a lot. He has not been treated with the dignity and respect a serviceman deserves. I struggle to remember that he is a man who has been through a lot and has earned the right to be pissed off.

    That being said, I think that Dan Choi has become unhinged and those closest to him should get him into therapy. I think he simmers a lot and when one considers what he has been through, it would be very hard for anyone to process the abuses, mental, physical and emotional, that he has suffered. I think he needs help because for some time now I have only been able to see him as an anti-Obama whiner.

    He like many other progressives have piled on the President to not making "change" happen fast and extensively enough. We elected him and expected that he would get everything done alone. Dan is guilty of this as well.

    He has cast himself as being the anti-President which is sad because it demonstrates that his willful ignorance regarding all of the pro-gay legislature that Obama has been able to get signed into law.

    I think gay rights advocates (better known as HUMAN rights advocates) should indeed hold the President accountable for his actions in some instances and his failure to act in others. I am a fan and supporter of the President but his is not deserving of a free pass and I do not think that he should be given one by any human rights organization.

    I do believe that it is ignorant and dangerous for said organizations to act like the President is their enemy. This world would become a lot more scary if we has the Obama alternatives known and the Republican Tea Party. This is a group that is anti-rights and in my opinion, will make the world a darker place for every minority in this country and across the globe if they can help it. This fact is what makes me so pissed of at Dan Choi! If I were to try and offer an faint sports analogy, I would say that Dan Choi is not someone I would want to play for my team. If I were to be attacked by him for failing to play the way he sees fit rather than him focusing on our shared adversaries, then we are destined to lose the game. The same could be said if this were an analogy using war.

    A platoon does not have to share all the same ideas, beliefs and capabilities. But it is never ok to turn against ones own company in favor of the enemy. Dan Choi is lost and is guilty of vehement and unrelenting friendly fire!

    Posted by: Brian | Jul 20, 2011 2:22:58 AM


  4. I actually feel very sad for Dan Choi. He has been through a lot. He has not been treated with the dignity and respect a serviceman deserves. I struggle to remember that he is a man who has been through a lot and has earned the right to be pissed off.

    That being said, I think that Dan Choi has become unhinged and those closest to him should get him into therapy. I think he simmers a lot and when one considers what he has been through, it would be very hard for anyone to process the abuses, mental, physical and emotional, that he has suffered. I think he needs help because for some time now I have only been able to see him as an anti-Obama whiner.

    He like many other progressives have piled on the President to not making "change" happen fast and extensively enough. We elected him and expected that he would get everything done alone. Dan is guilty of this as well.

    He has cast himself as being the anti-President which is sad because it demonstrates that his willful ignorance regarding all of the pro-gay legislature that Obama has been able to get signed into law.

    I think gay rights advocates (better known as HUMAN rights advocates) should indeed hold the President accountable for his actions in some instances and his failure to act in others. I am a fan and supporter of the President but his is not deserving of a free pass and I do not think that he should be given one by any human rights organization.

    I do believe that it is ignorant and dangerous for said organizations to act like the President is their enemy. This world would become a lot more scary if we has the Obama alternatives known and the Republican Tea Party. This is a group that is anti-rights and in my opinion, will make the world a darker place for every minority in this country and across the globe if they can help it. This fact is what makes me so pissed of at Dan Choi! If I were to try and offer an faint sports analogy, I would say that Dan Choi is not someone I would want to play for my team. If I were to be attacked by him for failing to play the way he sees fit rather than him focusing on our shared adversaries, then we are destined to lose the game. The same could be said if this were an analogy using war.

    A platoon does not have to share all the same ideas, beliefs and capabilities. But it is never ok to turn against ones own company in favor of the enemy. Dan Choi is lost and is guilty of vehement and unrelenting friendly fire!

    Posted by: Brian | Jul 20, 2011 2:23:45 AM


  5. I actually feel very sad for Dan Choi. He has been through a lot. He has not been treated with the dignity and respect a serviceman deserves. I struggle to remember that he is a man who has been through a lot and has earned the right to be pissed off.

    That being said, I think that Dan Choi has become unhinged and those closest to him should get him into therapy. I think he simmers a lot and when one considers what he has been through, it would be very hard for anyone to process the abuses, mental, physical and emotional, that he has suffered. I think he needs help because for some time now I have only been able to see him as an anti-Obama whiner.

    He like many other progressives have piled on the President to not making "change" happen fast and extensively enough. We elected him and expected that he would get everything done alone. Dan is guilty of this as well.

    He has cast himself as being the anti-President which is sad because it demonstrates that his willful ignorance regarding all of the pro-gay legislature that Obama has been able to get signed into law.

    Posted by: Brian | Jul 20, 2011 2:24:28 AM


  6. @Brian ; OK I got it.
    But Choi is a very brave and concerned citizen whose chief preoccupation is a discriminatory law which has been unconstitutional ab initio........it surprises me therefore that you call
    Lieu. Choi "unhinged".
    On the contrary, it is the legislators who pass a bigoted unconstitutional law without compunction who need the therapy. It is those legislators who are "politically homophobes".

    And these bigots are the first to display their stickers and flags and banners......faux patriots who don't respect equality or the constitution.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 20, 2011 3:12:48 AM


  7. @Brian

    Have you ever even met Dan or at least spoke to him in person? Are you a mental health professional? I know a few, and all of them say its always a mistake to try and diagnose anyone without personal observation. But you feel you can diagnose Dan as being "unhinged" and in need of therapy just because he has the balls to speak truth to power? Have you ever even served one day in the military? Do you even know or care how many soldiers, like Dan, have had their careers ruined while Obama did NOTHING - except to DEFEND DADT in court while hundreds continued to be kicked out? Or why Obama continues to REFUSE to include protections for sexual orientation under military E.O. policy? What about reparations for the thousands who had their career ruined?

    Do you even know what the words courage or pride mean?

    Pathetic

    Posted by: Wayne | Jul 20, 2011 7:20:34 AM


  8. Dan Choi sounded reasonable to me.....I listened to the whole thing....and he's right, about ALice Paul..in 1917, was arrested and thrown in Jail for Picketing outside the whitehouse (hence the movie " Iron Jawed Angels" with Hillary Swank) Great Movie BTW....

    Posted by: Gay American | Jul 20, 2011 8:29:10 AM


  9. People understand that you sometimes need to become angry to effect change. However, when you come across as angry ALL the time, people begin to turn off and stop listening.

    This seems to be the case with Dan Choi.

    Where I used to sit up and take notice when he spoke, I now feel somewhat embarrassed by him, or is it for him.

    I appreciate his impatience. I'm impatient too. I wish things could happen faster than they do, but the wheels of justice turn slowly and eventually we get it right.

    You have to bring the American people along slowly. Remember they have been indoctrinated to a certain brand of thinking all their lives, and you don't change that thinking just by demanding it. You need to enlighten people, not yell at them.

    Dan Choi means well, and I'm thankful there are people out there like him who are willing to put their reputations, and sometimes their lives on the line for what they believe in, but there comes a time when this kind of advocacy hurts our cause more than it advances it.

    Dan Choi needs to cool his jets and chill out for awhile, remaining ever vigilant. We've got a long way to go.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Jul 20, 2011 9:47:59 AM


  10. People understand that you sometimes need to become angry to effect change. However, when you come across as angry ALL the time, people begin to turn off and stop listening.

    This seems to be the case with Dan Choi.

    Where I used to sit up and take notice when he spoke, I now feel somewhat embarrassed by him, or is it for him.

    I appreciate his impatience. I'm impatient too. I wish things could happen faster than they do, but the wheels of justice turn slowly and eventually we get it right.

    You have to bring the American people along slowly. Remember they have been indoctrinated to a certain brand of thinking all their lives, and you don't change that thinking just by demanding it. You need to enlighten people, not yell at them.

    Dan Choi means well, and I'm thankful there are people out there like him who are willing to put their reputations, and sometimes their lives on the line for what they believe in, but there comes a time when this kind of advocacy hurts our cause more than it advances it.

    Dan Choi needs to cool his jets and chill out for awhile, remaining ever vigilant. We've got a long way to go.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Jul 20, 2011 9:48:31 AM


  11. If Dan Choi is "unhinged" we should all be so "unhinged." As far as I'm concerned he's as much a hero as soldiers dying for their country. Not only is he taking abuse from the military establishment and the Obama administration, but it would appear from members of his own community. When this is all over, and rights of gay soldiers bebcome fabric of the military, he should receive a medal for his pioneering work in getting gays to serve openly in the military. As should, posthumously, Leonard Matlovich.

    Dan Choi is a hero. Appeasers, equivacators and compromisers never are.

    Posted by: Vince | Jul 20, 2011 12:53:15 PM


  12. Should read: "thanks to all those who DON'T buy into...."

    Posted by: Michael@LeonardMatlovich.com | Jul 20, 2011 4:38:23 PM


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