May 5, 2010
Defense Secretary William Gates has told Congress not to get ahead of the military when it comes to replacing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" with a policy that would allow gay and lesbian soldiers to serve their country honestly and forthrightly.
These things have to be meticulously planned.
Unlike, say, a war.
If the Pentagon had handled its planning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq the way it is handling dismantling "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Taliban and Saddam Hussein would still be comfortably in power.