The infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell,” compromise which was developed in the 1990s during the Clinton administration supposedly was designed in a manner that allowed members of the military who were gay or lesbian to continue serving as long as they kept their mouths shut. This resulted for nearly twenty years in a policy which compelled servicemen to serve their nation as long as no one knew what they did at night when alone with another man or woman. There are now reports of a new “compromise” under which the policy would be repealed. Yes, the policy would end. Well, not exactly. After the “don’t ask,don’t tell” policy is declared null and void, the military would then have a few years to work out details as to how gays and lesbians can openly function.
The silly season has arrived. If the policy is declared to be at an end, do it NOW!!