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Robert Gates Ready to Hand John McCain Temporary Victory On Stalling DADT Repeal

Looks like all those military chiefs and brass testifying before the Senate didn’t impress: Even Defense Sec. Robert Gates is “not particularly optimistic that they’re going to get this done,” he told an audience of sailors today aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea. Not helping counter Gates’ dismal outlook is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who’s blaming scheduling on why including DADT repeal might not happen. Of course there’s always this option: If the calendar is that tight, Reid could just keep the chamber in session, without a break, until lawmakers overturn the law.