Friday, 16 January 2009

Goodbye 'don't ask, don't tell'

Word coming out of Barack Obama's transition team is that the president-elect is to re-visit a battle fought and lost by President Clinton. He is to get rid of the iniquitous and hypocritical 'don't ask, don't tell' policy in America's armed forces. This will be a huge step towards equality and acceptance for homosexuals in America. It is also a brave move politically.

His gamble is that the world has moved on. His own election demonstrates that. If he gets this through and remains relatively politically unscathed then perhaps America is, finally, moving beyond the cultural wars in which it has been embroiled since the 1960s.

See the MSNBC video clip that discusses the change:

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