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Maddow Makes Special DADT Comment

Maddow Makes Special DADT Comment

The Rachel Maddow Show took an extensive look at the "don't ask, don't tell" policy Wednesday. In a special comment, Maddow criticized the "soul-sucking" insistence of the Obama administration on putting political calculations above doing what's right.

Maddow's comment followed interviews with outed U.S. Army captain Jonathan Hopkins, who was discharged this week; West Point cadet Katherine Miller, who just resigned from the academy; and Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, who filed a request in federal court Wednesday to stop his impending discharge from the Air Force.

"Why are we still kicking people out now in the meantime while we are waiting for the views of the commander in chief and the defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to be implemented?" asked Maddow. "If you are changing the policy soon, why not hold off the ruination of lives under the policy now, in the meantime? Why not do that? I'll tell you why. Because that would take some political capital. That would take some guts."

Watch the comment.

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