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Thursday, March 25, 2010


"DADT" was an F-r-a-u-d

It's not really news if you followed the actual cases we knew about, but now we have official confirmation that "Don't ask, don't tell" was a complete fraud, a lie. Today Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the Pentagon would no longer launch investigations based on anonymous tips, confirming that this policy always involved ferreting out gays in the military, by any means necessary. It had nothing to do with "not asking" and "not telling."

And even that change is not real. Because even after this alleged change, it turns out that "authorities [are supposed to] discourage the use of overheard statements and hearsay" (by the way, "overheard statements" are hearsay). So even now, there will still be "asking," and "telling" on the part of the accused has nothing to do with it, and the standards for these investigations don't even match those afforded to accused criminals.

The lie continues.

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