Cheney backs end of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy
October 2nd, 2011
09:30 AM ET
10 years ago

Cheney backs end of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he supports the Obama administration's decision to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military - a move that was staunchly opposed by most top Republicans.

"I think the decision that's been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one" Cheney told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union." "It's the right thing to do."


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Wadda Wingnut

    Oh, oh. There goes his chance at getting Wesboro Baptist sainthood, and his shot of an afterlife in Evangelical heaven.

    October 2, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  2. Sebastian

    He is such a hipocrit. If he didn't have a Gay daughter, he wouldn't be spouting this enlightened position. Is this what it takes to turn a neo-con into a liberal?

    October 2, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    At least Dick sticks up for members of his family. I would like to think, that below that war criminal exterior, there pumps a heart.

    October 2, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. Charlie from the North

    Wow. It's like my dad says "Even a broken clock is right, twice a day". Thanks Dick for that assessment.

    October 2, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  5. vic , nashville ,tn

    When its comes to personal life its ok for him shame

    October 2, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  6. keeth

    And yet he chose his party over his lesbian daughter, flesh and blood. Sorry, Darth. Too little far, far too late.

    October 2, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  7. Just a thought

    This is why Orkin's business is recession proof. Roaches never go away

    October 2, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  8. ST

    So he waited until he was asked! What was the motive behind to say so?

    October 2, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  9. T'sah from Virginia

    Cheney is cleansing his soul.

    October 2, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |