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Pawlenty Wants DADT Back

Pawlenty Wants DADT Back


Former Minnesota governor and possible 2012 presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty not only supports "don't ask, don't tell," he thinks the repeal process should not be funded.

Pawlenty, a Republican, was speaking Monday at a forum at an Iowa Christian high school. The event was sponsored by the Family Leader, an antigay Iowa group.

"We have to pay great deference to those combat units," Pawlenty said, insisting that many top military leaders do not support the repeal of DADT. When asked whether funds for repeal implementation should be rescinded, Pawlenty said, "That would be a reasonable step, as well."

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