Archives for October 11, 2009

Gays question Obama ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ pledge (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama restated his campaign pledge to allow homosexual men and women to serve openly in the military, but left many in his audience of gay activists wondering when he would make good on the promise.

More troops in Afghanistan? Naysayers gain clout with Obama (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)

Ever since President Obama outlined his new strategy for Afghanistan in March, the notion that the US would deepen its involvement there seemed like a foregone conclusion.

Obama reaffirms will end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama pledged to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech Saturday, but acknowledged to a cheering crowd that the policy changes he promised on the campaign trail are not coming as quickly as they expected.

Obama: ‘We should not be punishing’ gays in the military (CNN)

President Obama told nation’s largest gay rights group that his administration is “moving forward” with the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Obama pledges (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says he knows gay rights activists get impatient but he says this country has made progress and will make more in defending those rights.