Rick Perry: The decision to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell was 'irresponsible'
In an interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC News, GOP candidate Rick Perry said that he felt President Obama's repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy on homosexual men and women in the military was not the best thing for the military.
"Changing a policy that was working well and to do it while we were at war in two different theaters, I think was irresponsible and I truly believe he did it to respond to his political base," Perry says.
Perry says that a person's sexuality is their own business, and therefore, they shouldn't discuss it. "If an individual in their private life makes a decision about their sexuality from the standpoint of how they're going to practice it, that's their business. I don't think that question needs to be asked. That's reason don't ask don't tell was in fact a workable policy and that's where I would be comfortable with our country going back to that."
Well, Mr. Perry. As long as you're comfortable.