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February 03, 2010


McCain Running Out of Excuses?

In laying the groundwork for his coming flip-flop on ending the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told Air America last summer he supported the policy because General Colin Powell strongly recommended it during the Clinton administration.

Added McCain: "I have not heard General Powell or any of the other military leaders reverse their position."

Today, Powell said he supported ending the law, the New York Times reports.

Said Powell: "In the almost 17 years since the 'don't ask, don't tell' legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed. I fully support the new approach presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee this week by Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen."














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