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Obama Has ‘Instructed’ the Defense Department to Repeal DADT In Next Year’s Budget Bill. Worth Getting Excited Over?

Despite Sam Stein’s latest that members of Congress are being “whipped” to make sure enough of them will vote for a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal as part of the 2010 Defense Reauthorization spending bill, it’s hard to tell whether there’s actually any real momentum here. Sure, there’s a report that “a source close to the White House says the president has instructed the Defense Department that he believes the repeal of DADT should be placed in the authorization bill,” but Obama’s “instructions” — or rather, their purposeful leaks to liberal media outlets — don’t necessarily carry much weight. Especially because next year’s defense bill is a long way off, and that’s a whole lot of room for unpredictable barriers.