Something strange has been happening in the blogosphere. I chance upon another post by John Aravosis with which I agree almost entirely. During the course of the 2008 campaign, John beat the drum as hard as any left-wing blogger for Barack Obama.
And now he pulls no punches in faulting the Administration for further putting off a decision on the time-frame for repealing the ban on gays in the military:
Apparently, General Jones would have us believe that President Obama wasn’t aware that we were fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan when he promised to lift the gay ban during the campaign in exchange for our votes. So, Jones tells us today, Obama can’t get to that particular promise right now because he’s busy fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Uh huh.
I don’t agree with Aravosis much, but do agree with him that the Administration should make it a priority to repeal the ban which serves no military purpose. After all, Obama did promise us he was going to do it. And gay Obama supporters cited that promise as one reason they backed the Democrat.
But, that erstwhile Obama supporter finds the administration of man he back last fall “is doing next to nothing – and perhaps nothing altogether – to move the ball forward on repealing DADT.”
And let me give major props to John Aravosis for sticking to his principles on this one even if it means criticizing a man whom he once so enthusiastically supported.