On 'Don't Ask,' Even Dick Cheney Sees the Light

Ex-VP says it's time to reconsider policy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2010 6:18 AM CST

(Newser) – Opponents of repealing the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy should realize that even Dick Cheney thinks they're stuck in the past, writes Eugene Robinson. The former veep—in a miraculous moment of sense during an interview with This Week filled with the usual fear-mongering—said it's time to reconsider the policy and that he believes it will be changed, Robinson writes in the Washington Post.

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Cheney stopped short of fully advocating letting gays serve openly, but his statements make him the most prominent conservative yet to signal that he would accept the change. "If changing the policy.is fine with three-fourths of the American public, the top officers in the Pentagon hierarchy, and Dick Cheney, too, then the times aren't just a-changing," Robinson writes. "They've already changed." (Read more Don't Ask, Don't Tell stories.)

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