Once again Hillary refuses to admit an obvious mistake. During the Democratic presidential debate on Sunday, she said her husband’s ‘Don’t Ask’ policy was not a mistake and then she tried to rewrite history by spinning ‘Don’t Ask’ as a "first step" toward gays and lesbians openly serving in the military. Just like with the war on Iraq, Hillary still doesn’t get it.
‘Don’t Ask’ has not been a benign "transition policy" as she claims. It was a cowardly political calculation that reaffirmed the military’s unjust discharge policies and resulted in the dismissal of 10,870 dedicated service people since 1993. Discharges for homosexuality actually increased under ‘Don’t Ask’ and cost taxpayers more than a quarter of a billion dollars. How can Hillary complain about the recent discharge of 55 Arab language specialists under ‘Don’t Ask’ and not admit that the policy is a terrible mistake?
During Sunday’s debate, Hillary also downplayed her husband’s responsibility for ‘Don’t Ask’ by claiming that he was hamstrung by "checks and balances" and Congressional opposition.
Bullshit! The policy was enacted via executive order, meaning Bill could’ve resisted so-called compromise. But that wouldn’t scored poorly in Dick Morris’ polls.