Saturday, June 20, 2009

Excellent Editorial about DADT

Obama needs just a bit of Truman's courage

by Dick Polman

"...what's really weak is this notion that Obama is too overwhelmed with weighty matters to deal at this time with the serving gays. To put that argument in perspective, let's return to Truman.

Here are just some of the weighty matters that plagued the president during the first half of 1948: Soviet aggression in Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria; China, on the verge of falling to the communists; a severe domestic housing crisis; a Republican-led Congress that was fiercely resisting his pitch for national health insurance, a higher minimum wage, stronger pro-labor laws and expanded education aid. Moreover, all the polls predicted that, when Truman stood for reelection in November, he would be toast."

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