"There's increasing recognition within the armed forces that ["Don't Ask, Don't Tell"] is a counterproductive strategy — y'know, we're spending large sums of money to kick highly qualified gays or lesbians out of our military, some of whom possess specialties like Arab-language capabilities that we desperately need. That doesn't make us more safe."— Candidate Obama
Rule of Construction.Nothing in subsection (b) shall be construed to require that a member of the armed forces be processed for separation from the armed forces when a determination is made in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense that(1) the member engaged in conduct or made statements for the purpose of avoiding or terminating military service; and(2) separation of the member would not be in the best interest of the armed forces.
Ball's still in Commander-in-Chief Obama's court, but one needn't be Jeane Dixon to correctly predict Obama will "fiercely advocate" for somebody else to take responsibility to fix the problem. (With, y'know...his full support.)
Yep, I feel safer.