On Thursday, I heard Eugene Robinson on “Hardball” talk about something he’d heard about DADT from a little rat in the White House. It was clear he was very uncomfortable about reporting it.
“What I heard this morning from somebody at the White House was probably not this year. But, maybe we would be hearing from military brass at some point.”
I sent a heads up to my friend Joe Subday over at Americablog, who caught the rerun of “Hardball,” then wrote about it.
Well, the AP is now reporting that it will take “a several-year process” to lift DADT.
The Defense Department starts the clock next week on what is expected to be a several-year process in lifting its ban on gays from serving openly in the military.
Starts the clock… tick-tock-tick-tock.
This is what I mean, folks. Let’s call it the audacity of word fogs. Just last week during the SOTU, with great fanfare, Mr. Obama reiterated his promise on ending DADT. He had to repeat it because he’d promised to do something last year, but didn’t.
We’ve gone from “it’s the right thing to do” to when we get around to it.