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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ms Dowd on DoD and DADT Going Away

Ms Maureen Dowd, over at The New York Times talked about a US House Committee grilling Pentagon officials on the implementation of the disestablishment of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

She focused in Representative Austin Scott (R-GA) asking about the cost and being told that $10,000 had been spent on training materials.  Ms Dowd nots that the Representative "harrumphed":
If something was done at D.O.D. for $10,000, I would like to know what it was.
I am with Representative Scott.

I am sure that allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military will provide fodder for Columnists for the whole year.  There are going to be problems as this all settles out.  People will make mistakes and overstep what DoD thinks of as the rules of the game.  In the end, with or without the attention of the press, this will work out—or it won't.  My money is on it working out.  The attention of the MSM will have little impact on the outcome.  But, it will allow us, the Great American Public, to be voyeurs in this process.

There are many more important issues for Ms Dowd to pay attention to.  With regard to DADT going away, it is all going to work out swell.

Regards  —  Cliff


lance said...

There is a real concern here as we see more and more of how the Republicans are running the House: the selectivity of the topics, the witnesses and what they want to hear. It is not Dowd that should better spend her time, it is the House. But that won't happen for a Party so focused on politics and the social issues that accompany their politics. Even in the great budget battles that are aimed at saving the next generation it is the social issues that are keeping us from moving forward.

C R Krieger said...

After you get past the question of voting for war in Libya and the question of funding the F-35 and the 250 ship Navy and the size of the Army, it is all social issues.  Every change in the tax code is a decision with social consequences.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Even if ex post facto.