If elected president, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) says he would reinstate the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy because it was so effective.
“I think it worked very well,” Perry told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Tuesday. “I think the idea that the president of the United States wanted to make a political statement using our men and women in the military as the tool for that was irresponsible.”
“So many allied governments — whether it’s Israel, whether it’s England or France — have [allowed gays to join the military] and they say they have strengthened their armed forces,” Amanpour noted. “And you remember during the Iraq war, there was so many gay people who couldn’t serve in desperately needed positions and that harmed national security.”
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