Here you see Colin Powell moments after he licked his finger and lifted it into the political wind — his standard operating procedure to determining how he will apply his unique brand of "leadership."
Yes, even Powell has joined the pile-on. He now opposes "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" — the very policy he vigorously endorsed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Clinton.
“In the almost 17 years since the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed.”
Really? Well, at least yours did. Welcome to the late 20th Century. Now please do try to catch up. While you spent the last 17 years getting your head and your ass wired together, the bigotry you imposed resulted in the eradication of nearly two full divisions from the military — something no recent enemy has been able to accomplish.
Those losses didn't just injure the separated soldiers. Those people have families, and you stole their benefits.