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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:20 PM
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Gay soldiers subpoena Obama
Source: Politico

The gay soldiers arrested outside the White House protesting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will annouce today that they're demanding that President Obama testify in their trial on minor civil disobedience charges.

Their novel argument: Obama himself called on gay rights advocates to pressure him, so they were just following orders.

"Don't Ask" has energized gay rights activists frustrated with the White House's deliberate pace, even as Democratic leaders are frustrated with continued protests, as repeal is on track for next year.

The subpoena in the defense of Lieutenant Dan Choi and Captain James Pietrangelos

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0610/Gay_soldier...
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:21 PM
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1. Good!!! n/t
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:22 PM
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2. excellent, and best of luck to them!
Recommended!
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:34 PM
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3. I like thepr aspect of this.
Legally, it's nonsense, but that's not the point.
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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:51 PM
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4. I like the just following orders claim!
I hope it works as well for this as it does for war criminals. How sick would it be if people got away with torture because they were "just following orders", but these guys have to suffer for it?
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:56 PM
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5. K&R!
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:08 PM
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6. Heh. Awesome.
Watch, he'll show up. Just to make heads asplode. :D
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:32 PM
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8. ha! that would be nice.
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:08 PM
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7. k & r !! n/t
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:30 PM
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9. A beautiful tack in an unfriendly wind!
You go Lt Dan!

-Hoot
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:10 AM
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10. Thanks for the information. How does a blue dog feel about this Freddie? nm
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:11 PM
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11. A demand from a private citizen on a blog is a subpoena?
:shrug:
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