Greg Sargent asks:
We've just seen the release of a massive, painstaking, thoroughly professional report from the Pentagon finding clear support for repeal among our service members. The Defense Secretary continues to insist in a high-profile and very compelling way that Congress must repeal the policy right now for the good of our military.
Can anyone imagine a more politically opportune time to repeal DADT presenting itself in the near future?
Gates isn't optimistic:
Gates seems to think that the Senate will not find the time in the lame duck session to hit President Obama's goal of ending DADT by the end of 2010. Supporters of repeal say they have the votes to get the job done, but worry that the legislative calendar the way it's currently written won't allow a vote to take place.