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Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has come out in favor of reinstating the "don't ask, don't tell" military policy repealed by Congress in December 2010.
In an interview with One News Now, Huckabee said he believes soldiers want the antigay ban reinstated. "There's been some talk that the military is fine with having same-sex orientation people," he said. "But if you really surveyed the combat troops, that is not at all the case."
The political analyst for Fox News also chastened politicians for meddling in a military issue. "...I don't think that these are decisions that politicians should make. These are decisions that soldiers should make," he says emphatically. "And when the soldiers in the foxholes make the decisions, they choose something different--and we should listen to them."
Fomer Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, who like Huckabee is a likely GOP presidential candidate, said he also supported reinstating the policy.