Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Alphabet Soup: PJM on DADT in WSJ

Today's Wall Street Journal had an article on Congressman Patrick J. Murphy's leadership of the effort to repeal "don't ask don't tell." Opening line:

"The Obama administration's staunchest ally in the uphill fight to allow gays in the nation's military is a little-known Democratic congressman named Patrick Murphy, an Iraq war veteran who has written the only legislation that would repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" restrictions.

Little-known? ouch! Two other small slights: the article makes a point of saying Murphy is married (and thus straight, in case people wondered), and his article in on p. A3 while another Pennsylvanian (perhaps better known?), Punxsutawney Phil, is on p. A1, but below the fold.

Murphy points out that "the Pentagon has spent more than $1.3 billion training service members who were later discharged ..." More military leaders seem to be agreeing. The full article is available (at least for now) freely on the Internet: "Iraq veteran leads "don't ask" push," by Yochi J. Dreazen

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