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Gen. Petraeus doesn’t believe soldiers really care if they serve with gays and lesbians


Gen. David Petraeus, head of Central Command, indicated on Sunday that he doesn’t believe soldiers care if they serve with gays and lesbians.

“I’m not sure that they do,” Petraeus said told moderator David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I served, in fact, in combat with individuals who were gay and who were lesbian in combat situations. Frankly, you know, over time you said hey how’s this guy shooting or how is her analysis or what have you?” explained Patraeus.

He also cited Gen. Colin Powell’s recent announcement that he believes now is the time to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Patraeus said he supports Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ plan to review the law, but stopped short of giving his personal opinion on whether the policy should be repealed.

“There is a process at work here now, David. I think that it is a very sound and good process,” he said.

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