Lt. Dan Choi in Newsweek:
"This compromise isn’t what I, or any of my fellow advocates, wanted or expected. The compromise does not end the firings. Nor does it restore our integrity. It is the result of a White House that has been AWOL on "don’t ask, don’t tell" repeal for the last year and a half, and now is desperately trying to find a solution—any solution, regardless of how unworkable—to a problem and a promise it would rather just go away. Our 'fierce advocate,' as the president promised the gay community he would be, has presented us with a last-minute Hobson’s choice, and it is no cause for celebration."