ADVISOR: President Obama Is Not A Fan Of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

WASHINGTON (AP) -- National security adviser James Jones says the president is committed to taking on the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military.

But Jones says President Barack Obama has many other pressing matters on his desk, including wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jones says he's sure that Obama will take the issue on "at the right time."

Obama indicated during last year's campaign that he supported repealing the 1993 law. But to the disappointment of his gay-rights supporters, he has made no move to do so.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has written Obama and Pentagon chief Robert Gates saying that with two wars raging, he doesn't think the military can afford to discharge any qualified individual.

Jones spoke on CNN's "State of the Union."

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    Its very simple Anonymous, I read his book "Dreams of my Father", did you?
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Oct 6, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    Whoops, sorry that anon post @ 2:32 is me, my mistake. you can direct your retorts right back to me OSOC.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2009 at 11:32 AM
    It was entertaining, so why again are you worried about socialism OSOC? The guy said it himself: no drastic action. Again, I am pretty sure being 'gay' is not a choice, who would want to go through all the trouble of being ridiculed and harassed because of your 'choice' - that's what politics is for, not lifestyles. That's a fact, isn't it?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 6, 2009 at 09:52 AM
    Im and Derek, this is funny no matter who you are; NBC, SNL
  • by D-Nice Location: Miami on Oct 6, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    Being gay is wrong people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 6, 2009 at 08:48 AM
    Hey, you do choose and it is a choice. I can tell you many of us don't buy it. It ain't normal either, no more than a petafile or bestiality.
  • by Hey Location: Greenville on Oct 6, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    To 'Im', how can you sit there and say being gay is still a choice?! It is NOT a choice. If it was, I wouldn't have chosen to be gay and I wouldn't be gay right now! There's so many religions out there, each one is different than the other. Your christian beliefs may say being gay is an abomination, but how in the world can you prove that the Christian faith is the only true faith out of all the diff many ones?? YOU CANT! Being gay is not a choice, it's normal. Learn to live with it. You didn't 'choose' to be straight, did you? No.
  • by lm Location: nc on Oct 5, 2009 at 06:39 PM
    Derek - Does this mean you're an atheist if you say that your wife married outside of her faith? Being gay is still a choice. God did not create gays. According to God's word being gay is an abomination. It goes against the natural order he created. You can believe what you want but as far as what God says regarding this and other issues, myself and others on this board will tell you the same thing - that God loves everyone but Hates the Sin.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Oct 5, 2009 at 05:18 PM
    But you said it was a choice, right? And that people raise their children to the way they want them to be. I've seen gay christians - for example there was a story not too long ago about gay lutheran ministers, so what does that make them? Christian? Technically, you cannot be christian if you a woman that wears pants, or eat shelfish, or get a tatoo or smoke, or eat pork, or lie, or use the lords name, or re-marry after a divorce, or marry someone that is not of the same faith (for which my wife is guilty), or marry someone outside of your 'race'....but I guess no one cares about those I right?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 5, 2009 at 03:08 PM
    Derek, I never said I was wise. Technically, you cannot be christian if you are gay and go by the bible. Secondly, facts showed men raised by women or more likely to exhibit "femanine" traits. Same goes vice versa. I know this is not what the liberal agenda on the internet says, however, it is what the medical profession sees. I don't know of any good christian families that raise their kids to be gay, enlighten me?
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