12 May 2009

Changing Minds

President Obama's handwritten note to Second Lieutenant Sandy Tsao, who was discharged from the United States Army for being gay...

The letter reads:
Sandy -

Thanks for the wonderful and thoughtful letter. It is because of outstanding Americans like you that I committed to changing our current policy. Although it will take some time to complete (partly because it needs Congressional action) I intend to fulfill my commitment.

Barack Obama
The President's National Security Adviser was on one of the Sunday talk shows this past weekend hinting that repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell might not take place in the first term. That is unacceptable, and gay, lesbian, and straight Americans should hold Mr. Obama to the promise he made to Lt. Tsao.