Posted by | February 21, 2010 11:13 | Filed under: Top Stories

General David Petraeus, the US commander in charge of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, says he’s served alongside gays and lesbians and it’s smarts and skills that matter, not one’s sexual orientation.

Petraeus tells NBC’s “Meet The Press” that he supports Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ plan to study how the ban could be repealed. Advocates for a quick repeal have said the yearlong review is a stalling tactic. But Petraeus says it’s a good idea to look at potential problems.

He wouldn’t give his personal opinion on whether the ban should be lifted. He says he’ll do so when he testifies to Congress in the spring.

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