Remember when George Bush told the press “I am the decider!” and he was derided by the main stream media mob. As much as you may hate the things Bush did, he did things. He made decisions.
Over the weekend President Obama promised a gathering of gay rights activists that he would end the Clinton policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” concerning homosexuals in the American military. The problem is this: don’t ask him when this will happen because he can’t tell you. I don’t want to get into a discussion about if this is good policy or not. I am simply not knowledgeable enough on military matters to make that call. My question is this; if the President thinks it is good policy and the right thing to do why doesn’t he, in the words of the Nike Company, just do it?
President Obama could issue an executive order to the military that from this moment forward no one is to be dismissed from the armed services for being gay. Done deal! Yet he has not done so. If I were gay this would concern me. Yet at the dinner those in attendance cheered wildly. One might wonder why. So far in his presidency Mr. Obama has promised to close the Guantanamo detention camp. He hasn’t. During the campaign he derided Senator McCain for proposing a tax on health benefits and yet now proposes to do the same thing to pay for his healthcare proposal. He’s fudged on his promises to the far left concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and still the true believers march on for him. There are other lies which Obama has told us but the point isn’t that this alleged “transformative figure” is just another two faced politician.
My question is why does it take him so long do things which could be done instantly? Look at the question of sending more troops to Afghanistan. You get everyone in a room, lay out the facts and make a call. Sure, there are details you might need to iron out like how many troops and where exactly do they go but the big decision should be made.