Bill Clinton: Colin Powell Misrepresented Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy
Former President Bill Clinton said that Colin Powell, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during his administration, misrepresented how Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell would work as the legislation was being passed into law in 1993.
In an interview Tuesday, Clinton told CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric that he didn’t choose the Don’t Ask, Don’t policy, which bans gays from serving openly in the military. “I accepted it because it was better than an absolute ban,” Clinton said. “I was promised it would be better than it was.”