Bil Browning

Are you going to ask them?

Filed By Bil Browning | December 03, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Don't Ask Don't Tell, John McCain, Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense

"I can't think of a single precedent in American history of doing a referendum of the American armed forces on a policy issue. Are you going to ask them if they want 15 month tours, are you going to ask them if they want to be part of the surge in Iraq?"

-- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates responding to Senator John McCain's repeated statement that we should have polled the troops to find out if they wanted Don't Ask Don't Tell repealed.


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