A Look Back: Donald Rumsfeld Says Time Has Come To Let Gays Serve Openly

As we edge closer to Tuesday’s implementation of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal, Queerty is taking a look back at the some of the stories that have brought us to this point.



Well look who’s come around on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: war criminal Donald Rumsfeld, who’s on a book tour to rewrite history and absolve himself of any wrongdoing with the Iraq war.

“First of all, we know that gays and lesbians have been serving in the military for decades with honorable service,” Rumsfeld tells ABC. “We know that [repeal of a ban on gays serving openly] is an idea whose time has come.” But he still has “enormous respect” for any commanders who think gays should stay in the closet.

Way to strike while the iron’s hot, buddy.