Pop singer Lady Gaga is featured in a
video by a conservative group opposed to repeal of “Don't Ask,
Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a law repealing the 17-year-old
military ban on gay and bisexual troops serving openly.
In the video, titled Be Careful What
You Rally For, released by Citizens United, Lady Gaga, who led a
one celebrity crusade against the law, is
seen at a September rally urging senators to repeal the law.
As the crowd made up mostly of college
students is heard cheering on the Alejandro singer, the ad
suggests that repeal would mean a return of the draft.
“The Pentagon says 4 out of 10
Marines may leave the service if 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is repeal.
During the global war on terror we can't afford to take that chance.
Be careful what you rally for because Uncle Sam may end up drafting
you.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
“Pushing this legislation during a
global war on terror is a dereliction of duty,” David N. Bossie,
president of Citizens United, wrote
in an op-ed published Monday in the Daily
Caller. “If forty percent of our Marines do in fact leave
the service early, we will have to fill those boots somehow.”
Reid tweeted to Lady Gaga, 'We did it,' after the repeal was
passed,” he adds. “I guess we know now that Reid is beholden to
Lady Gaga and not those young Marines on the front lines protecting