Obama Demanded Military Leaders Accept DADT or Resign

Recently we reported on a poll that demonstrated the military has less respect and regard for Barack Obama as Commander-in-Chief than President Bush.

Perhaps a recent revelation from Buzzfeed is an indicator as to why: “In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy, or resign.

In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010.

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“We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I cannot divulge everything he said to us, that’s private communications within the Oval Office, but if we didn’t agree with it — if any of us didn’t agree with it — we all had the opportunity to resign our commissions and go do other things,” he said.

Watch the video here.

Obama apparently prefers leadership by intimidation and coercion– nothing new there — rather than leading by example and with competence…

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