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General Petraeus won’t come out in support of DADT repeal, yet

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Gen. David Petraeus has served with gays and lesbians and believes troops may not care if the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is repealed.

“Do you think soldiers on the ground in the field care one way or the other if their comrade in arms are gay or lesbian?” asked NBC’s David Gregory.

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“I’m not sure that they do. We’ll see,” replied Petraeus.

“I served, in fact, in combat with individuals who were gay and who were lesbian in combat situations. Frankly, you know, over time you said hey how’s this guy shooting or how is her analysis or what have you?” explained Petraeus.

The general supports Secretary Bob Gates’ plan to review the law. “There is a process at work here now, David. I think that it is a very sound and good process,” he said.

Gregory pressed him to state his own position, insisting the general respond. “What do you say, general, should gays and lesbians be able to serve openly in the military,” he pressed.

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But Petraeus would only say he plans to save his comments for an upcoming appearance on Capitol Hill, implying that despite ‘meeting the press,’ he was leaving his true feelings at home in the closet. “I know you’d like to make some news here this morning,” he said with a twinkle in his eye.

This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Feb. 21, 2010.



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