Colin Powell has now come forward to reverse his previous position on Don't Ask Don't Tell:

“In the almost 17 years since the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed,” General Powell said in a statement issued by his office. He added: “I fully support the new approach presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee this week by Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen.”

This is another huge step to end this cruel and self-defeating anachronism.