Like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Stephen Colbert is a staunch proponent of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, saying it “is a testament to the American tolerance of all people we never find out are gay.”
“In fact,” Colbert added, “I bet I’m tolerating unknown gays in my audience right now. Let’s see, if you’re gay, don’t tell me. It could be all of them … yet I’m fine with not knowing that.
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Defense Secretary Robert Gates last week called on Congress to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, saying it would have no impact on military readiness.
But Colbert is not convinced. He suggested that everyone involved with the military — even Civil War reenactors and kids who play Risk — be polled on whether the policy should be repealed.
“And if even one of them objects to repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, John McCain and I believe that that’s too soon.”
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