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DADT Repeal Certification Signed by All!

I’m stepping all over myself today but I don’t care.

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MSNBC says that

Senior defense officials tell NBC News that the Pentagon will announce tomorrow that both Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and all of the Joint Chiefs have certified that the military is ready to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”


Other news organizations are reporting the same.  And, yes, the sources are not named (I never said consistency was my strong suit).

The President would then give his final certification as Commander-in-Chief which would start the clock on the 60-day (stupid, though it is) waiting period for full implementation.

A presidential visit to the Friday press briefing to announce his certification would be a lovely way to start the weekend.  And cap off a crappy week.


UPDATED:  the White House called the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network today and confirmed that the President had certified the military’s readiness.  September 20th, 2011, baby!  Wait until the SOTU next year when this gets checked off.



  1. And sooooooooooooo not gonna go to the emoprog sites to see how they’ll spin this as another Obama betrayal.

    This, my friends, is a BFD.

  2. Strummerson

    Now recruitment centers will be taken over by those pushing the radical gay agenda in order to do their recruitment there.  Soon our armed forces will be too busy flitting around to Jimmy Freaking Sommerville to defend us from the ultra left who want to use the constitution as toilet paper.

    Oh, and God is going to punish us by heating up the globe and increasing incidents of severe weather, floods, drought, disease, scarcity, and then everyone will have access to trained physicians.

    Rapture me now.

  3. POLITICO Breaking News


    President Obama on Friday signed a certification that will end the ban on gays serving openly in the military in 60 days. “I have certified and notified Congress that the requirements for repeal have been met. ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ will end, once and for all … on September 20, 2011,” the president said in a statement released by the White House.

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