American Proscenium

Obama and the Army of Sodom

Homosexuals coast-to-coast have been doing the slow burn in the past few months because their jug-eared leader, Barack Obama, has delayed fulfilling a key campaign promise: to scrap the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule.  The policy is actually federal law, and it’s very simple: Keep your mouth shut, and you can serve.  Ten months into office, and Obama still hadn’t moved to end it, but he re-upped the promise at a homosexual-rights dinner in October—not that his pink left wing will be satisfied.

Homosexuals should have known Obama would delay action on “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which the Clinton administration crafted after its plans for homosexuals to serve openly went down in flames.  Before his inauguration, Obama said he wouldn’t move on the issue for some months, and perhaps not until 2010.  The President’s rookie year, an aide said, would be used for “consensus building.”  But they certainly didn’t expect his solicitor general to argue for “don’t ask, don’t tell”—and against a homosexual G.I.—before the U.S. Supreme Court.

James Pietrangelo II is a veteran of both Iraq wars.  In 2004, he emerged from the foot locker.  The military kicked him out, and he battled to the high court.  Arguing the government’s side, Solicitor General Elena Kagan said a lower...

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