Bil Browning

Belkin: Obama shows leadership

Filed By Bil Browning | May 25, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Aaron Belkin, Barack Obama, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, leadership, Palm Center

"The President's statement today keeps his promise to lift the ban by establishing the terms on which 'don't ask, don't tell' will be dismantled. For the past seventeen years, every expert who has studied this policy has emphasized that dismantling it would require leadership. Leadership is what the President showed today."

-- Aaron Belkin, Director of the University of California think tank Palm Center, in a statement e-mailed to Bilerico after word came out that the White House and Congress had negotiated a way to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell this week.

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