Obama Says “Don’t Do Anything” on “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell”

Two of President-Elect Barack Obama‘s advisors say that the new administration will not make overturning the military’s policy of “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell” an immediate priority and may wait untl 2010 to act. Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has spoken with Obama about the issue and came away with the impression that Obama believes “2009 is about foundation building and reaching consensus.” Another Obama advisor, Larence Korb told the Washington Times:

“The new administration should set up a Pentagon committee to make recommendations to Congress on a host of manpower issues, including the gay ban.

“If it’s part of a larger package, it has a better chance of getting passed,” he said”