Long-Awaited Pentagon Report on DADT is Out

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And guess what…

From The Washington Post:

The Pentagon's long-awaited report on gays in the military concludes that repealing the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" law would present only a low risk to the armed forces' ability to carry out their mission, and that 70 percent of service members believe it would have little or no effect on their units, according to sources briefed on the report's findings.

According to a survey sent to 400,000 service members, 69 percent of those responding reported that they had served with someone in their unit who they believed to be gay or lesbian. Of those who did, 92 percent stated that their unit's ability to work together was very good, good, or neither good nor poor, according to the sources.

Combat units reported similar responses, with 89 percent of Army combat units and 84 percent of Marine combat units saying they had good or neutral experiences working with gays and lesbians.

The amusing thing to watch will be John McCain, who was for repeal of DADT back in 2006 so long as the Joint Chiefs were for repeal.  And when the Joint Chiefs testified in 2008 that they were all for repeal, then McCain hemmed and hawed and said, well, we have to see what our men in uniform think.

And now we know.

Wanna bet that McCain backtracks again?